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


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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Can’t believe this is a saision as I’m reading on ratebeer. Old world smell. Leather. Relaxed and yummy. Just really easy to drink. Goes down like it’s soda. Light for a fully bodied beer. Sweet Malts that taste of cream soda. Honey suckle. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2012
(From notes 17 Oct, 2012) Bottle. Large, fluffy white head. Hazy amber color. Aroma is spicy with cloves standing out from the crowd. Some sugar and malty sweetness. The aroma is in the neighbourhood of Belgian Christmas beers (spicy). Tastes sweet with some alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel, not much bubbles. Finish is sweet and warming.

This was sweet and smooth and overall an enjoyable beer. Will have to try the regular Reserva again for comparison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (2350) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle. Best before 12.12.12. Pours a murky golden amber/brown with lots of residue which doesn’t want to settle down. Off-white head, decent lacing. Sweet, dark fruit aroma, rather oxidised; a bit cloying. Flavour is much the same; sweet and oxidised with dark fruits. Light perfumy note as it warms. Malty, bitter finish with a slight alcohol burn and more oxidation, the latter not being as dominant as in the aroma and the initial flavour. Sherry/port note as it warms. Overall okay, but I thought it would have held up better against oxidation; I can enjoy oxidation, but in this case, it doesn’t improve on the beer, but rather the opposite; it’s too dominating except for in the finish. 17.10.12.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5542) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11023) - Where the wild whales are, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - OCT 13, 2012
Cloudy amber colour. Caramel malts, fruitiness and spices make this an interesting tripel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2910) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (905) - 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.

   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.

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