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


on tap

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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4735) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Pours hazy copper / brown with an off-white head. The aroma has candy sugar, toasted malt, dark berries, oak, toffee, alcohol, spice and figs. Medium / full body that’s rich with soft, but full, carbonation. The flavor starts out with toasty malt, woodiness, caramel, toffee, peaches, nectarines, dark berries and hints of oak aging. The finish some some alcohol warmth, spiciness, pears and vanilla. Nice unique beer that sure doesn’t seem like a tripel to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2011
(11.2oz bottle from AJs Arcadia). Pours a cloudy dark orange-brown color with think white head. There is a good bit of small sedimentation in suspension. Aroma is grape, sweet wine, wood, candied sugar and ripe berries. Taste is sweet with more grapes and some metallic notes. Light bitterness. Full bodied with a sticky texture. Super smooth finish. Aside from the slight metallic element, this is a superb beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (7760) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle @ Ølkonsortiet christmas beer tasting. Pours dark golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of sweet bready malts, fruit, raspberries, vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet malts, caramel, sweets, fruit, raspberries, vanilla. Medium body, soft carbonation, light notes of alcohol. Very nice. 051111

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2011
heavy on the malts flavors. strong aroma with a thick palate and sweet malts. slight spicy but not very hoppy. still its an excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2011
The aroma is somewhat dry with malt, fruit, spice, charred wood and smoke. The appearance is copper with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average for the style but good. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1688) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
33cl bottle. Amber with a small white head. Smells and tastes fruity, sweet, apricose, abit alcohol with a similar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Light honey pour with a razor thin head that diminishes to nothingness. Aroma is faint Belgian yeast, spice, caramel, wood, and a little citrus. Favor is similar, which isn’t tremendously exciting, but masks the alcohol well. A touch of sweetness and zest...expected more but wasn’t terribly disappointed either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemmingwillum (1098) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2011
Rating #651, flaske fra Fish N’ Beer medbragt af Brian til julebrygsmagning 2011

Kort fortalt, samme som den ulagrede version, bare med mere af det hele - specielt træsmag og alkohol. Mundfølelsen lader på en eller anden måde til at være blevet en smule tyndere. Øllen har stadig ikke meget med tripel at gøre, og selvom den bestemt er drikkelig, forstår jeg ikke at gennemsnitsvurderingen er helt så høj som den er.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2011
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Hazy, with amber color and no head. Fruity aroma with honey, wood, caramel and yeast. Medium dense and carbonated. Sweet, lasting finish. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
[3994-20110925] 330mL bottle. Sweet caramel tea grain malt aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Boozy sweet floral toffee malt flavour with a long lasting heavily sweetened finish. Medium-full body. Interesting enough. (7/3+/7/3/14) 3.4+
(w/ jerc)

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