Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in oak barrels
225 litres (four barrels) of Tsjeeses were aged on oak for 6 months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Huge thanks to Gene for this one! Bottle pours cloudy burnt amber with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity and malty, with notes of caramel, bread, and dusty yeast. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of orange peel, marshmallow, and a pinch of caramelized brown sugar. Overall body is full and creamy with light to moderate sweetness, no real bitterness, and a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Courtesy of Gene! Nice to meet you! Hazy caramel colored pour, Nice fruity aroma with some caramel, bready notes, yeast. Flavor is a nice mix of yeast, stone fruit, caramel, yeast, bready notes. Good shit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
Kerstbierfestival 2009. Pours a clear dark golden color with copper highlights and floaties, the head is thin and offwhite. Aroma of wood, citrus, yeast and spices with some sweetness. Solid flavor of wood, citrus, yeast and spices with some sweetness. The body is light to medium with a vinous texture and soft carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2010
head: semi creamy , beige
colour: orange/amber, dusty
smell: malts, coconut, alcohol, sweet, almunds, grains, salt
taste: creamy, coco flavour in the start, malty bitter, alcoholic, and sweet in middle, oranges, punching strong and alcoholic in the end , aftertaste is dry , earthy and grassy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huib (55) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
Had this one from 2010 from keg as well as an older one from bottle, both at BBF. First tried the keg one, which was a welcome brew after an overdose of IPAs and imperial stouts. Smooth, soft tripel with a fair amount of sweetness and some fruit. Bottled one was more matured and much sweeter, but I preferred the other one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2010
Walk in some farmers market in the middle of nowhere and there is a WRC car and ONLY Struise beer for sale. Nothing that cool would ever happen in the middle of nowhere round my way. Poured by Urbain, ta very much. Slightly hazy orange with pretty much no head. Aroma and flavour are very complex. Perfectly carbonated for the style. Spices, vanilla, apple, caramel, lovely amount of sweetness. Delicately balanced. Perfectly drinkable and would love to get my hands on large quantities right now. Being skint, I get a lonely bottle to cradle home.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BTofthe4Bros (20) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2010
Appearence - pours a murky caramel-coloured body, fine off-white head. Aroma - nose is very fragrant, full, malty, sugary, ripe fruits, vinous, caramel, toffee, hint of vanilla, oak, a bit of alcohol burn. Palate/Flavour - body has a medium-full presence, fine foamy/slick, flavours are mainly malty ripe fruits, very similar to the nose, overripe fruit (apple, pear) sticks in the finish. Overall - pretty malty for a tripel, does hide the 10% well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3399) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle pour at Stillwater event @ Spuyten Duyveil. Golden brown pour with some light head. Yeasts, fruit, woody, spices and sweet caramel and fruit esters aromatics. Flavor is fruity and sweet with a moderate warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2010
330 ml bottle courtesy of a BA trade. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a fine off white head. The aroma was sweet, candi sugar, floral, caramel and mild dark fruits. The flavor has caramelized sugar, figs, nutmeg and some other spices, oak, and hints of alcohol. It opens tingly, but the finish is dry. Medium bodied. Not my favorite, but I am glad to have had the opportunity to try this. Consumed 7/16/2009 (from notes)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10540) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, spices, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, yeast, buillon, spices, caramel, alcohol, fruit. Full body. Harmonic nice beer.

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