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

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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bastarda (428) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
kindly shared by bartlebier, thanks a lot. aromas of artificial red fruits, childhood perfumed pink ink for fancy girls, then decent delicious plum wine on strong whafts of alcohol. Sweet, alcoholic, liqueurlike, Marillenlikör. Actually a nice desert beer, not something to drink in more than tiny amounts. But all in all not really my kind of beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (113) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016 Bottle 330ml (2013 vintage) - cellared for 3 years. Served at room temperature. Bottle ‘gushed’ upon opening. Pours hazy amber with orange highlights and a large frothy off-white head that diminishes rapidly. Aroma is of fruit cake, orange zest, cinnamon, cloves, caramel, bourbon and some light grassy hop notes. Flavour is a light spicy bitterness with notes of clove, cinnamon, dried apple, caramel, raisin bread, white pepper with some light earthy/oak notes in the background. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation and a decent length finish. Bourbon oak aging is not as ‘prominent’ as expected, but a nice enough ‘Christmas ale’ all the same.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle very kindly given to me by Harrisoni after a Belgian jaunt. Colour is rich murky dark orange, few bits floating around in there, with an off white head. Nose is like a big imperial IPA or barley wine. Losts of marmalade, caramel, barley sugar, very sweet and sticky, orange and grapefruit rind and fruit, earthy, some oxidisation. Palate is soft, sweet, mildly bitter citrous orange and grapfruit bitter, marmalade, caramel, barley sugar sweetness, deep earthy, some spice which I’m trying to pick out. Maye touch of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. Very deep rich and lovely beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2016
330ml bottle (2013 vintage). Slightly hazy amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Cognac caramel, malty, sweet, prunes, bit strawberries in aroma. Sweet malts, prunes, almonds, oily, caramel in taste. Cognac caramel in aftertaste. Fizzy carbonation. Feels bit watery, but still perfectly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2889) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2016
2013 .. Cloudy orange Amber pour with a thin ring of white head ..... Aroma of cane sugar, grainy and sweet fruity malts/yeast .... Taste is of sweet malts, sugar, almost berry like with some dry oak notes .... Had no idea this was aged in bourbon ..... Lively brew with a dry sweet fruity Berry finish .... Kind of Boring for the hype

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
Troebele kleur met kleine schuimkraag. Bier proeft zeer apart, ben er helaas niet kapot van.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (738) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a mostly lasting bubbly beige head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, dried fruits, coffee, figs, spice, honey, raisins. Taste is of nuts, raisins, figs, caramel, bread, honey, hint of bourbon. Smooth foamy mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Biroholik (866) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 13, 2016
Ekstrakt: 24% wag. IBU: 35 Kolor: Jasnobrązowy. Ciekawa opalizacja na szkle. Piana: Przez zbyt wysokie nagazowanie piana wprost wyskakuje z butelki. Jest żółta, drobna i po przelaniu do szkła wkrótce zaczyna wylewać się z niego. Radość niestety jest krótka. Po 2 min. nie ma śladu jej obecności. Jedyne co zostało to wąska otoczka i czyste szkło. Zapach: Miód, cukier trzcinowy. Następnie ciemne owoce: daktyle, figi. W kolejnych niuchach dużo słodkości w postaci toffi i karmelu. W oddali troszeczkę chlebowych nut. Nuty dębiny bardzo stonowane i nieco przytłumione. Smak: Gęsty, półsłodki likier owocowy. Czuć ciemne owoce : daktyle, figi. Po chwili dołączają do nich nuty likieru orzechowego. Pojawia sie także dużo słodkiego miodu, karmelu i toffi. Alkohol rozgrzewający, lecz nie jest rozpuszczalnikowy. Nuty beczkowe świetnie przedstawione. Mamy tutaj coś pomiędzy rumem, a whisky. Aftertaste pikantny z pieprzowymi detalami. Goryczka średnia, krótka z owocowym finiszem. Faktura jest lepka, deserowy trunek o złożonej strukturze. Piwo pije się fantastycznie i nie czuć jego ciężaru. Wysycenie: Jedyny minus. Piwo wyskoczyło mi z butelki zaraz po odkapslowaniu. W ogóle się tego nie spodziewałem. Nagazowanie stanowczo zbyt wysokie. Podsumowanie: Piwo zapewnia całą mnogość doznań sensorycznych. Jest wielowarstwowe, złożone i doskonale zbalansowane. Niebywałe odczucia prowadzą przez nuty ciemnych owoców (daktyle, figi). Potem dostajemy masę słodowej słodyczy: miód wielokwiatowy, karmel, toffi. Finał to już beczkowe, dębowe akordy z posmakiem whisky i rumu. Trunek mocno deserowy, pełny, lepki i wyklejający usta swoją słodyczą. Wspaniałe piwo!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (429) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
The barrel aging gives a very nice addition to the already tasteful Tsjeeses. Mostly caramel, citrus fruits and sweet fruits, some tawny port, brown sugar, bourbon and wood. Many shifts in flavor. Medium to full bodied. Balanced and reasonably complex. Gimme more! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle from Delhaize - De Panne (B). Coppery beer with a huge beige head but evanescent. Complex aroma of malt, toffy and plum, dry fruits, wood and Bourbon. The taste seems to be drier but ever bodied with complex notes of Bourbon, fruity, date and raisin, yeast, vanilla, coriander, pepper and biscuit. The Bourbon is set well in this beer, bringing it at the same time, sweetness, depth and warmth.


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