tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle at hotel room in Copenhagen, June 2009. As «No. 11 xmas». Hazy orange/brown color, big off-white head. Aroma is fruity, citric, malty, spicy and yeasty. Flavor is fruity, citrus, spices, hints of sourness, sweetness, yeast, oak and some alcohol. Balanced and very fine beer.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/16/2009: Struise Tsjeeses Reserva has soft plum and flat caramel in its aroma. The beer has a cloudy orange-amber color and a bubbly off-white crown. It tastes pretty good and has dried dates, caramelized sugars, hints of Christmas-like spices (nutmeg, allspice, etc.), and hints of smoke/char in its medley of flavor. It finishes dry and woody. This medium-bodied beer has an airy mouth feel. Overall I enjoyed this beer, but it seemed to be lacking complexity/depth.
33 cl bottle (Alc 10% Vol; TSJ no 11 X-Max Brew; Aged 6 months on oak) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks! Rating #127 for this beer.
bhensonb (10216) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating 3800. Bottle at De Kelk in Brugge. Served in a 18" chalice. Very hazy brown/amber with floaties. Fruit aromas. Maybe a touch of wood. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Mild oak flavor with lots of fresh fruit. Touch of heat. Very smooth - almost vinous. Finishes towards bitter, and surprisingly dry. Flavors linger on. Really good.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle flows a hazy, glowing, deep amber liquid, substantial in body and crowned with a whipped head of off-white froth. Bunching at the edges, the bubbly foam leaves sticky, jagged lines of jagged lacing that resemble lightning strikes across the sky. The nose is centered in well caramelized candy sugars, though soft, vanilla-laden oak asserts significant influence. Funk and citrus elements present in the regular version are mellowed considerably by the assertive, yet delicate wood. Flavors too are sweet, soft, and easy-going. Bronzed, blonde candy sugar, oak, and distant hints of maple are most prominent, though some spicy citrus peel and faint coriander are also there. Dangerously drinkable for a 10% ABV brew, the palate is both smooth and substantial, without any annoying stickiness. A subtle alcohol burn is all that holds it back. One of the better tripels I’ve encountered in ages, this is an entirely different animal than the non-oaked version of Tsjeeses. Different, yet equal, in all material respects. Very good brew.
Skinnyviking (6298) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. High fluffy but lasting white head. Hazy muddy amber body. Sweet fruity herbal spicy aroma and flavor with high carbonation, a hint of alcohol and a long aftertaste.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours an unclear beer with floating chunks. The head is offwhite. The aroma is fruity with esters and some acidity. The flavor is sweet with spices and vanilla. The palate is sweet. Overall a funny beer.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of fiver29 – thanks John! Pours a murky orange with a one finger light tan head. The nose is fruit, light spice and yeast. The taste is ripe fruit, earthy yeast, Belgian spice and rock candy with just a touch of floral hops in the finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Very nice, better than the regular version. Hide the ABV well but is definitely a warmer. Thanks again John for the opportunity to try this!
MaxxDaddy (381) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Delirium. Pours hazy amber with sediment after gushing. Aroma is a bit winey and spicy. Taste is sweet with raisins, apples, and what seemed like oxidative notes. Pretty hefty and full with alcohol. Finish is spicy and warming. I found this beer to be very complex, yet I really couldn’t get behind this beer.
MrGGen (302) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colore arancio-ambrato un pò velato e schiuma bianca e spumosa. L’aroma è fruttato,accento di vaniglia, legno, spezie. Il gusto è morbido e asciutto ben bilanciato. con sentori di spezie, morbido con sentori di frutta. Finale secco e con l’amaro del luppolo.Buona.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received via trade with Koelschtrinker. Pours hazy orange with a large, frothy, white head, lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, meal), light hop (grass), heavy yeast (earth, barnyard, horse blanket) with notes of oak, wine, and pear. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Long duration, light sweetness and bitterness, moderate acidity.