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

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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (2594) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (146) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1130) - Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2011 vintage. Rated 12/27/13. Pours a cloudy medium amber. Medium, creamy off-white head. Aroma is very malty, sugar, caramel, candied/caramelized, overripe fruit, woody, yeast, some alcohol. Flavor follows. Medium body, soft, sweet, some clean balancing bitterness, some spiciness. A nice complex beer. Extremely enjoyable. Would definitely have again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emartell (231) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - DEC 27, 2013
Aroma ligero en donde a pesar de todo es fácil distinguir aromas azucarados y dulces, maltas caramelo, ligeramente madera y notas vinosas. A la vista color cobre, limpido, carbonatacion muy baja, cuerpo medio, corona de espuma media de baja retención. En boca es suave, ligeramente dulce en primera instancia, notas a levadura y sequedad al final. Al paladar es una cerveza compleja e interesante. Ligeramente dulce en principio, sin embargo las notas amaderadas la dotan de cierta sequedad que equilibran los azúcares. En general es una cerveza interesante en donde la complejidad oculta de maravillosa forma su fuerza alcohólica con sus 10 grados, siendo una excelente representante de las cervezas dr temporada.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 330 ml bottle bought @ Etres Gourmet and consumed on January 21. 2010 vintage. Pours cloudy chestnut brown with a huge creamy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, spicy and fruity with dates, figs, raisins, clove, cinnamon, caramel, wood and alcohol. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter with caramel, wood, minerals, vanilla, cloves, sweet cherries, burnt sugar and alcohol. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with lots of wood.

Re-rate! Placeholder rating with just the numbers to get everything into the database before the end of 2013. Proper text should follow in the next 1-3 weeks.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle shared by wihorock. Poured hazy dark copper color with a huge frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Complex spice, fruit and yeast aroma. Medium to heavy body with a smooth sticky texture and lively carbonation. Medium complex balanced sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a solid seasonal beer.
Earlier Rating: 8/8/2009 Total Score: 4
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Complex spicy fruit and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy fruity balanced flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a standout beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1436) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a medium thin foamy white head. Aroma of yeast, smoke, oak, whisky and peat. Yeasty, sweet taste of caramel and whisky with some kick from alcohol.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vdgert (18) - BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2013
Fles van 2011. sterke wite schuimkraag, gouden kleur. Aroma geeft citrus en kruiden. Bitterheid is verdwenen. Blij dat ik hem enige tijd heb bewaard. Zeer lekker.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2443) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2013
Bottled. Pours hazy orange with an smal, short lasting, off-white head. Aroma of yeast, apple, pear, caramel and bourbon notes. Sweet flavor that ends up light acidic with alcohol notes Full bodied, creamy to oily texture and soft carb. Excellent.
Earlier Rating: 11/12/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Bottled. Pours hazy orange with an smal, short lasting, off-white head. Malty nose with yeast and notes of abricot, apple, pear and caramel. Medium sweet flavor of fruits and yeast. Full bodied, creamy to oily texture and moderate sweetness, light acidic and slightly bitter finish. ★★★★

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (683) - USA - DEC 24, 2013
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Lovely spicy winter ale aged in bourbon barrels. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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