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


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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (567) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle @ Il Porco , Corbetta. Reserva 2010. Schiuma beige, abbastanza fine abbastanza persistente. Colore ramato,riflessi aranciati, opalescente. Profumo abbastanza intenso, poco persistente. Fruttato, di albicocca , pesche in sciroppo, molto speziata, sa di zenzero, lievito belga e coriandolo fresco. Alcool ben avvertibile. Complessa. Gusto Molto intenso e abbastanza persistente. Dolce amabile, poco amaro, nessuna tostatura e pochissima acidità. Si distinguono miele , zenzero, un gusto "terroso" che potrebbe essere la cannella, una sensazione pungente che potrebbe ricordare il pepato di alcune saison e si ritrova il coriandolo. é abbastanza corposa, carbonata, poco rotonda. Equilibrato il gusto , abbastanza armonica nel complesso per via della disparità di intensità tra profumo e gusto (entrambi comunque molto fini).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1039) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
A- pours a hazy golden brown with a nice finger of off white head. Good lacing. S- aromas of bubble gum, raisin bread, caramel malts, cinnamon, spiced apple, chai tea, honey, floral notes and hibiscus. M- light to medium sticky body with a sweet medium palate. Good carbonation. T- grains, malts and raisin bread at first. Alcohol comes on strong on the mid palate. Over ripe apples, cinnamon, cloves, honey, tea, caramel, musty wood support. Ending is medium long and bitter, with notes of faint vinegar, malts, zinc, some floral notes and even a little lemon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2561) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 A beautiful ruby red with a small head. The aroma is Belgian with the sugar and spice the flavor has all the Belgian qualities as well. Extremely smooth as is all of their beers. No alcohol to speak of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Draft at Churchkey - indicated as oak barrels. 2012 Reserva. Poured a nice amber/orange color with a large white head. Aroma was notes of sweet caramel, dark fruits, sweet malts, light spices and Belgian yeast notes. Light, drinkable spices, a pleasant sugar note to it, with a touch of vanilla and wood that smooths out the base beer even more. Highly drinkable, especially with the 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (473) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
Flaska från SB webblansering 2012. Kopparfärgad vätska med livligt skum. Intensiva dofter av russin och daddlar. Torr kraftig smak med en fyllig munkänsla. Lång torr eftersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2030) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
11/13/2013. From bottle. Pours cloudy amber color with a short tan head. Aromas of malt, yeast, brown sugar, spices. Good balance with warm alcohol on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (2743) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2013
On bottle from Beerplanet.be. Light brown color, ok foam. Aromas from malt, dried fruits, raisins,vanilla- well integrated barrel influence. Medium/ full body & high complexity . Smooth & well balanced. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Golden with small white head. Mild sweet aroma. Candy sugar flavor hints of bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1131) - - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Hazy copper with almost no head. Aroma is very faint but appears to be largely green apple. Taste follows suit but adds oak and vanilla. Taste is still rather muted. Palate is full and smooth with light carbonation. Disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KennethArd (186) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2013
Sweet notes of passion fruit & vanilla. Hazy golden. Very balanced fruity aroma with a both sweet and sour touch.

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