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


on tap

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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2012
33cl bottle. Dark amber with medium dirty white head. Nose : Excellent aromas of dried fruits and spices. There is this roasty caramel barley and some alcohol aromas. But there is something deep in it : the aroma of tree resin. Cream tart. Sip : The texture stays great, like the ordinary version of Tsjeeses. The overall taste is more dry with stronger sourness in the aftertaste. The alcohol is warming like a whysky. Definitely the aging was a success and the difference is well noticeable : the wood aromas are present. 6 month hein ?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
Medium sized head mity orange pour medium strong carbonation the enticing aromas are woody the oak very smooth caramel yeast good belgian strain gingerbread orange brown sugar clove cinnamon dried fruits brandy some sultana and raisin flavours are brandy raisin some sultana oak influence caramel bingerbread spicy with clove cinnamon brown sugar orange mild pepper so so good the finish a lovely bit of milling to fermenting work top aftertastes of hops spice sweet malts yeast brandy warmth oak smoothness light fizz cracking triple

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
psilosophy (641) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2012
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur ambrée, légèrement trouble, mousse correcte, tenue moyenne. Un nez exhalant des odeurs de réglisses et d’alcool. Une palette aromatique très complexe : réglisse, épices, caramel, whisky, pain d’épices, vanille. Une bière qui a du corps, Texture à la fois liquoreuse et mousseuse. Un régal! Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Draught pours honey color with minimal white head. Aromas are malty sweet and syrupy. Taste is malty caramel, oaky, and vanilla with a nice hop finish. Palate is medium with average carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter, but very balanced. Overall, a delicious brew. I could drink lots of this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4352) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2012
Slightly hazy, orange amber beer, beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, apricot, wood, vanilla and other spices. Flavour malty, slight wood astringency, caramel, and candy sugar. Finish slightly astringent with some lingering sweetness.
(From 33cl bottle @ home. 2011 vintage. Wondering how it will age, so will keep a few bottles for the next year(s).)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grunx (367) - - JAN 7, 2012
Poder beure cerveses com aquestes alegra el dia a qualsevol persona. Genial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2012
A hazed orange amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a sweet fruit caramel malt with treacle, light watermelon, OK. In mouth, a sweet smooth caramel with candy sugar, licorice, molasses, a tad of light coffee, alcohol warmth, not bad, but I was expected a bit more. On tap at Rattle’n’Hum, Dec. 28 2011.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Aroma of applesauce, grapes, and slight cinnamon. Strong nose. Pours super hazy with a big frothy head. Super big. Tastes sweet of wheat, slight floral, and just a hint of spices. Solid Belgian. Reminds me of a good champagne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
330cl Bottle Pour is hazy and reddish looking very christmas and with an initially frothy head which settled down to a light layer of froth. The aroma of cinnamon and oak also play the holiday part. Sweet flavor and sticky with holiday spices, yeast and oak. Creamy body, very nicely done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2783) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Shared a bottle at the Bayou with my wife.
I prefer the regular Tsjeeses to the Reserva. I got notes of caramel, wood, butter, vanilla, smoke,cinnamon. There was a sticky mouthfeel to it as well. I had hoped for more and was disappointed. Maybe some age would do this beer some good.

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