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


on tap

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RATINGS: 690   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (613) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
On tap ’t Klooster. Golden amber with almost no head. Sweet aroma of bourbon, honey, malts, caramel, fruits. Taste is sweet, malty followed by hoppy bitterness, bourbon, fruits, honey. Sweet malty bourbon, hoppy bitter aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (504) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2015
Marrone chiara con riflessi arancio, opalescente, schiuma beige non molto persistente. Aroma di albicocca essiccata, zucchero di canna, bourbon, note legnose e di nocciola, freschezza etilica mista a frutta fermentata. Al palato stesse componenti con bourbon maggiormente in evidenza, finale erbaceo e leggermente tostato. Corpo medio, carbonazione medio-bassa, leggermente oleosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (1276) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2015
'13 bottle. The pour is a bubbly hazy orange. The aroma has some sweet and belgian malt. The taste is slightly over carbonated, not much barrel flavor, more just a belgian. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1646) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Thanks to Werckmeister? Amber body with tan head. Aroma is honey with ripe fruits and some Belgian yeast. Taste is also sweet and fruity with some sourness,caramel and hints of wood. Aftertaste is nice bitter balanced with some sweetness. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aherbelste (70) - - DEC 26, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2016 Main defects are little aroma, and pouring a savage bubble storm: foam is great but quickly dissappearing. Overall, common characteristics with Belgian Strong ales remain, sweet taste, long finnish, etc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (1088) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2015
0.33l bottle. Hazy dark orange body, tall off-white head. Aroma of caramel, cloves, juniper, whiskey and wood. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, whiskey, orange zest and cloves. Nice beer, but to be honest there is too much going on in it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle. Amber in colour, clear with white and rather small head. Aroma is vanilla, wood, bourbon, sweet malt and caramel, candi sugar. In taste similar, medium sweet, nice vanilla and bourbon notes. Medium body, medium to high carbonation, alcohol well hidden. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle from Belgian Beer Factory. Pours amber brown, beige head. Nose is sweet, malts, candy sugar, bourbon sweetness, oak, christmas spices. Tastes caramel, candy sugar, bourbon, finish is dried fruits and bitterness, vanilla. Nnice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (652) - ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2015 33cl bottle. Merry Isaac Newton?s birthday. Beautiful hazy amber, small lacy off white head. Aroma is excellent with sweet malts, caramel, honey, sweet ripe fruits. Taste is similar, sweet and fruity, very subtle bourbon note, some spicing. Alcohol very well hidden at the beginning, some warming as, the temperature rises. Medium body, light carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - DEC 24, 2015
Cloudy amber color with big nice whute head. A lot of malt, vanilla, spices, bread, quite sweet. Nice carb, mediem body. A hint of barrel aged, but not expressed. Good Christmas ale.

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