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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (620) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014
The aroma is spicy and sweet. The body is full and nice. Very nice balanced beer with a lot of sweetness, some bitterness and loads of spices and nuances to keep it interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (539) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
De Struise. 330ml. 10%. Bière de Noël brassée avec épices. Ambrée. Sucré. Orange confite. Grand marnier. Toffee. Alcool. Fumé. Cendré. Tourbe. Brûler. Torréfié. légume. Fruité. Fraise. Abricot. Sucre d'orge. Fait barley wine viellie en fût de whisky.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MF666 (258) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
Syrlig duft, uklar rødlig farve let lidt skum, cremet, sødlig blød i smagen, lidt eg?, let sødlig efter smag, en sniger på 10% Free Føroyar!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1020) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Draft at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter. Deep brown pour with thick white foamy head. No lacing. On the nose was caramel, toffee, dark cane sugars, bread, cereal, Belgian yeasts, dark fruits, and spices. The taste is similar with the true Belgian nature coming through but with more caramel malts and than usual. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Solid spice and sweet finish with some booze. Very flavorful and fulfilling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5793) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Brassin 2011. Bouteille de 330 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de vanille et de fruité avec une pointe d’épice. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épice et de petits fruits avec une pointe de vanille et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de vanille en arrière goût. (Rating #5426)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1248) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2014 Cloudy rust coloured with a very small pale head. Aroma is candi sugar, toffee apple, marmalade, bourbon, dates, currants. Sticky mouthfeel, full bodied, sweet on the palate with an earthy aftertaste. Taste is candi sugar, apple, toffee, currants, quince, dried fruits, hint of bourbon and wood. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Taster on tap at Lackman. mostly clear golden orange color. Good thin off white head, leaves good dots and ropes of lace. Good orange creme and citrus hop in the nose. Nice smooth bigger body, lightly slick, very light smooth carbonation.. Moderate sweet taste, much less cloying than the standard version, way smoother. Apricot, some tropical fruit, very complex aroma. Just a very light alcohol bite. Great stuff. A significant improvement from the bottle of the standard version I tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachneger (303) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
Bruin koper troebel.licht schuimkraag. Licht kruidig. Smaak licht/zacht speculaas spice gember. Gedronken met Bryan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (2782) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Shared bottle at t’Bierhuyske. Vintage 2012. Misty orange body with a beige dense head. Spicy, fruity, bourbon barrel, wooden nose. Sweet flavor with a well balanced bitterness leaving the tongue dry. Full bodied and smooth.
Earlier Rating: 12/11/2011 Total Score: 3.7
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Hazy orange with a small, creamy, tan colored film. Spicy, notes of vanilla, malts and thai spices on the nose. Wood, oak, alcohol, ash and garden cress comes through in the mouth. Sweet, bitter and roasted flavors. Full bodied. Alcoholic warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (194) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2013
2010 vintage poured into a De Struise tulip. Pours darker than expected (chocolate brown) with fairly small head that quickly transitions to a beige film. Aromas of oak, caramel sweetness, malt, yeast, dark fruits, spices. Can definitely taste the oak straight up, then caramel sweetness, cloves, malts, then transitions to a light sourness and bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, oily but also peppery on the tongue. The oak notes lend some nice complexity to this quite enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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