RateBeer
overall
99
99
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2008
From a Champane sized bottle, Great lable a little different than the normal version ( Flashy pink and dark blue ). Loads of yeast sitting at the bottom of the bottle. The beer pours a fantastic orange and reddish color and the beautiful off white head stay for ever on this most aromatic nectar. The smell is very complex with lots of cookie aromas touches of nuts, honey, spices (?), red berries, wood, wet dog, sigarecase, some peppery yeast and ripe peaches. Taste is rich and elegant with hints of bread, croisants, red berries, pits of stonefruits, wood, cedar, mint and soft hops. A rich taste with a dry wood caracter that works perfect. This was the best of the session.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (699) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2012
TSJ n°11. Then the same brewing I have tasted with the Tsjeeses "no" reserva. What a difference !!! If it’s the only fact of a 6 months in oak barrels more (info of the website as commercial coment ... I haven’t verified..), it’s a total revolution. First reason : no smoke at all (as in the single version) Deuxième raison : un arôme quasi de trappiste, avec des notes deprunes, de cake aux pommes, de croissant, et une pointe de beurre de Normandie. (Bon, c’est vrai le nez du "single" Tsjeeses n’était pas mal non plus, et ne laissait aucunement présager de la bouche pleine de fumée...) Troisième raison : une première bouche très jolie, sur de la figue, du raisin avec pourriture noble, de la datte et des pruneaux . Quatrième raison : une seconde bouche très équilibrée mais forte, dans le style trappiste. Mouthfeel, isn’t it ? Cinquième raison : une finale vineuse, à la texture un peu huileuse, remplie de superbes épices, mais toujours très équilibrée. Le bonheur de retrouver la qualité des Struise (DSB), après l’impasse de ce Tsjeeses qui m’a fait très peur hier (ooooh Tsjeeses !!) Conclusion : don’t be afraid to buy a Tsjeeses, but look if it’s well a Reserva, except if you like to live in a "smoky country" as the foggy Tsjeeses. (Please could you notice that I haven’t say f....)

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Noerdhook....... this beer is simply incredible. Slighty oakk/ woody taste with a subtle spiceness and sweet malt lacing with a hint of hops in the finish. Starfruit, honey, and mild carbonation. Simply beautiful... second only to the Horse!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
This orange beer was something I would have never expect. The taste is really penetrating, so I would advise to try this at the end of an evening, since I still tasted it the morning after. It’s just incredible!

4.9
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Gift from my Secret Santa Winter 2010. AWESOME! Pours a perfect yeasty brownish gold from the bottle - plenty of sediment through and through. Nose is thick with beautiful yeast (custard, apple sauce, cinnamon). Flavor is quite deep: leather, mulled apple, cinnamon, dark flowers, a great Tripel character and nice, moldy, mellowed wine wood. Nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jshie234 (10) - Clinton Township, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Tsjeeses Reserva, bottle from 2010 I believe. Pours almost a pinkish amber, 1-finger head which disappears quickly. Aroma has tons of fruit ( cherries, plum, grapes), Christmas spices, and candy. Very easy drinking and quite potent. I make it a point to get a bottle of this brew every year for New Years Day! ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2008
Dirty and hazy Tripel like color with pink highlights and creamy foam on top. Outstanding aroma with an interesting hoppyness some agrum, touches violets and brioche like malts. Very tastefull malty body and great complex sensations. The aftertaste is perfect in balans and lingers on due to the selection of crisp hops. It ends with a interesting note of bitter orange peel. Alc is well hidden and the carbonation is perfect. 75cl bottle. Tasted at the Deca brewery with Urbain and Carlo, they invited me in while I was buying some cases Pannepot.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2008
Hazy orange-amber colour and foamy frothy white head. Aroma is fruity and very much tripel like. It has fine biscuit and bread accents but also touches of vanilla, wood, spices end fruits. Taste is soft and dry with a good balans. In the taste there are fine accents of fresh baked french brioches, some soft spices and great hints of fruits. the finale is turning dry but in a great way. It ends with a crispy bite of bitter hops. Thanks Phil for this great bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle, 75 cl. (Bought @ Vanden Bussche, Waregem) Hazy amber with great off-white head. Medium to full body. Taste sweet, spices, very dry, alcoholic, complex (fruits), also wood notes. NICE.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 58


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50