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

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RATINGS: 671   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvgeniyKurilov (100) - - DEC 24, 2015
Cloudy amber color with big nice whute head. A lot of malt, vanilla, spices, bread, quite sweet. Nice carb, mediem body. A hint of barrel aged, but not expressed. Good Christmas ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (2416) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2015
Gylden brun klar med to fingre høyt beige skum. Lukter røde bær, syltetøy og vanilje. Bitter med kraftig karamell, bærsødme. Velbalansert. Middels fylde. Medium lang. Kjenner lite til alkoholen

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (495) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
2015/12/13 - Pours a hazy amber colour with visible, floating particulate and a thin khaki head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is grape, dark fruits, brown sugar, yeast, bread, spices, vanilla and fruit cake. Taste is caramel, oaky-vanilla, fruit cake spices, yeast, bread, brown sugar and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with mildly biting carbonation and sweet, warming finish. An awesome Christmas ale with delicious barrel aged notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2879) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Trappist glass, 2013 Vintage. A slow gusher. Big, white head, that quickly fades to a thin cap. Hazy amber colour with golden hues. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, yeasts, spicy hints, orange peel, cane sugar, dark, dried fruits, wooden notes. Soft, alcohol dense vanilla notes - bourbon barrel. Taste is sweet. Full body with a lively carbonation and an oily texture. Finishes lasting dry and fruity with vanilla, oak and rich toffee/caramel malts. Excellent Christmas beer with barrel ageing adding extra layers of flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (588) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle. Brown color that turns red with large tanned head. Aroma has oak, dark fruits, raisins, malt, dark Christmas bread. Taste is malty with long somewhat bitter and sweet aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, spices, Christmas bread, yeast, dark fruits, raisins. Excellent beer with Christmas taste character.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (403) - ITALY - DEC 7, 2015
Arancio molto carico con schiuma beige di poca persistenza. Fantastico aroma di caramello e alcol grazie all’invecchiamento in botti di bourbon. Al palato malto e alcol ben presenti, note di spezie. Carbonazione media. Birra da meditazione di ottimo livello.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beertobealive (390) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle from "la caisse de bieres". Pours a beige head. Though it's Bourbon barrels, I do get also aromas of port or wine. Warm feeling and great flavors. Hazy and light brown colored body. Very long mouth with clear Bourbon taste. Now I know Xmas is coming. Amazing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (760) - ITALY - DEC 4, 2015
Rossa e schiumosa, profumata, intensa, pungente. Gusto dolce e rotondo, note di caramello, lievito, bourbon, miele amaro, frutta essicata. Corpo medio, effervescenza setosa, struttura leggermente vinosa. Buona!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierridder_S (466) - BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2015
15/11/2015 @home - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Hazy amber with nice white head. Aroma is malty, vanilla, sweet. Taste : malts, dark fruits, vanilla, some wood, caramel, sweetness. I liked this one more than the PBA, it seemed more balanced to me.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (1856) - SPAIN - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ XXXII, Sevilla, España. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, raisins, caramel, alcohol, slightly spicy / Malta, uvas pasas, caramelo, alcohol, ligeramente especiado.


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