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


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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
2011-09-25. Murky amber body foams out of the bottle, small beige head after it settles down. Sweet malt, caramel touches, modest malt, light alcohol, lightly spicey, kiss of brandy or cognac like alcohol character? 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet malt with caramel and sugary touches. Dry edges and modest alcohol throughout, light hints of wood and something I can’t place in the background. Bit of liquor like alcohol touches. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate is softly carbonated. 3+ Nice but not what I am looking for today apparently. Bottle, approximately a year old from bottle shop in Brussels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Parket (576) - Bruges, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2011
bottle, amber coloured with nice foamy white head. Smell: very nice hops and great fruityness. Taste: hoppy, orange peel, some sweetness, yeasty. Very complex but great one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2755) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pours an amber color with off white head and some chunks. Aroma is cane sugar, apple brandy, Bread. Taste is quite sweet and smooth with apple and floral notes and a malty sweet finish. Much better then the regular version imo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Sweet aroma. Lightly bready, spicy, great flavors. Apple. Dry finish, a little thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunbar72 (135) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle, thanx to Marsiblursi. Pours hazy golden with a small, white head. Fruity, malty, sweet aroma, raisins, marzipan. Malty to the taste, ginger, oak, marzipan, alcohol. Fruity, low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle... Mostly clear, light amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The sharp, acidic bouquet furnishes golden raisins floating in a sea of calvados. Full-bodied and creamy with subdued carbonation. The flavor is nutty and full of sweet caramel layered upon undercurrents of calvados and oak. Finishes sweet and tangy; fruity and caramely. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
11/1/10 from gene. hazy orange brown with a small white head. it smells spicy!... anise, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, vanilla and alcohol mixed with brown sugar, fruity tartness and plums. the palate is relatively sweet but it has a tartness and a bit of tannic drying on the finish... otherwise the flavor is the same as the aroma. thick and smooth... nice.7/4/7/3/16

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2456) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Pours a two finger light khaki head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Hazy amber color with a ton of yeast left in bottle. Nose is sweet, fruity and flavor is malty, spicy, some dark fruit. High ABV is hidden. Much better than the Tsjeeses. Pricey at $9.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle shared thx to Marsiblursi 2011-07-09 Sätila AR: pommac, rasines, champagne, cognac, marzipan, honey AP: honey, wee beige head F: goose berries, caramel, mandarins, maderia, oak, tokaj wine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with a lacy off-white head. The aroma is oaky with sweet fruity notes--white raisin, lime, nectarine; there is also some vanilla, caramelized sugar, and pleasant floral quality. The flavor is spicy yeast with some wild fruity notes and obvious oak. There is a mild brown sugar sweetness, but it’s cut by the attenuated dryness. The finish is vanilla and tannin with some nice alcoholic warmth (but no boozy burn). Some fruity esters and Raisin Bran cereal make the aftertaste. Pretty good stuff.

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