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

bottled
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RATINGS: 694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3561) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
@ Basunen: Present från Eddan: Lite diskret trokadero-doft samt torkat frukt. Fin och fyllig smak - ganska het - mycket torkad frukt och en ganska torr eftersmak. Ingen större fatkaraktär.
Earlier Rating: 11/3/2010 Total Score: 3.2
Typisk belgisk på något sätt och påminner mig mycket om Chouffe. Doften är ganska stor och med tydliga toner av grape och citrus. Smaken är söt och blommig. Väldigt lite kolsyra. Ganska kryddig eftersmak med tydliga peppar-toner.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5526) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2012
Gift from harrisoni. Lovely sweet, easy drinking beer. There’s fruit juice flavour early on, which leans toward yeast and chocolate as you near the end of the glass/bottle. Quite sugary, but doesn’t fully tip over into vulgar, though comes close at times. Light hops floating around in the background. No awareness of any aging, and very little of bourbon. This feels and tastes like a strong Saison. Pleasant beer, and quite heady. The alcohol hit gives a feel good factor which will always incline me to pump up the score.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Bottle shared. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma of vanilla, bread, caramel and some alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (1252) - , CYPRUS - OCT 13, 2012
Cloudy amber colour. Caramel malts, fruitiness and spices make this an interesting tripel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2807) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a finger-thick off white head. Notes of alcohol, clove, vanilla and dough in aroma. Notes of leather, caramel, cooked vegetables, vanilla and alcohol in taste. Warming and cozy but entirely in balance (Yet? What about some time in the cellar?).
Earlier Rating: 8/9/2009 Total Score: 4.2
Bottle. Hazy copper red with a thick and creamy white head. Fruit, yeast and spices in aroma. The flavour is really complex with hops and peppery spices. Mouthfeel and body is just perfect.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (904) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 9, 2012
No 11 Golden color, nice aromas...and taste. The level of alcohol is well hidden in the taste... Nice beer,but for sure not the best Tripel out there.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - OCT 8, 2012
Cloudy orange. Nice caramel sweetish finish. Alcohol well hidden. wonderful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle @ my birthday ´12 it pours light murcky dark golden with a small white head.... the aroma is caramel, butter and some alcohol notes .... the flavor is caramel, full body, butter and some alcohol flavors....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7752) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Kingcecil Birthday Tasting. It pours hazy deep amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet fruity with lots of caramel and spicy notes. The flavour is yeast, spices, light bourbon, ripe fruit and light vanilla in the finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/2/2008 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle at Ulfborg RB tasting. Courtesy of Brugmansia. The colour is cloudy amber with a longlasting white head. Spicy and hoppy aroma with fruity notes. Flavour is spicy with coriander and fruity hops. Complex beer indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
24/IX/2012 - 33cl bottle "BBA" from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 26/12/17 (2012-1078)

Clear amber beer, small off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, some milk chocolate, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: caramel, little bitter, raisins, sweet, bit of chocolate, fruity, dried apricots, some citrus. Aftertaste: caramel, sweet, some vanilla touches, fruity, little bitter.
Earlier Rating: 12/28/2011 Total Score: 4.4
26/12/2011 75cl bottle 2009 vintage @ Akke’s place - BB: 12/12/12 (2011-734)

Bit cloudy amber to light red beer, small off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet fruits, honey, woody, some pepper, bit of sugar. MF: low to no carbon, full body, oily texture. Taste: fruity start, peppery, wild honey, sweet malts, some citrus fruits, sweet peaches, tobacco notes, vanilla, touch of whiskey. Aftertaste: little sweet, honey, slightly tobacco.


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