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


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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (3019) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrGGen (319) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2009
Colore arancio-ambrato un pÚ velato e schiuma bianca e spumosa. Líaroma Ť fruttato,accento di vaniglia, legno, spezie. Il gusto Ť morbido e asciutto ben bilanciato. con sentori di spezie, morbido con sentori di frutta. Finale secco e con líamaro del luppolo.Buona.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2011
33cl bottle (best before: 12/2012), tulip glass. Pours a rather bubbly cloudy orange, with a white head and some visible sediment. Smells of candi sugar, spice, bourbon and a hint of citrus. Tastes of spiced oranges and caramel malt. Creamy and full-bodied; finishes wet. A beautiful and complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
olliejobbins (1446) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
2013, 330ml bottle bought from Vanuxeem. After having tried this, Iím so irritated that I didnít buy a whole damn crate! Unfortunately it was a serious gusher (wahey). for some inexplicable reason, I decided to make this the first beer I have opened in my living room in about 3 years. so it was inevitable that it would absolutely coat my carpet in what I assumed was about 3/4 of the contents. but fortunately I only lost about 50ml. but that 50ml made one hell of a mess. i was even more upset after my first sip. this stuff is bloody fantastic. aroma is caramel, booze toffee, molasses, yeast and spices. taste is superb. silky smooth, sticky caramel and toffee. finishes with a bit of smokiness/spice which i assume is from the oak barrels. it is just so smooth. next year Iíll be buying a crate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
At May Ratebeer London Gathering at Chris Oís. Hazy caramel colour with a small white head. Sweet fruity alcoholic aroma with some glue (Thanks for that prompt, Chris). The aroma scores a rare 10. Sweet caramel taste, quite fizzy, and leading into a sour, bitter finish with orange peel. My top beer of the Gathering: a wonderful experience. Iím privileged to have tried it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Oi Oi Saveloy tasting at Chris Oís.
The fifth bottle I have tried of this and although I do feel it varies a little they have all been stunning, but I wouldnít expect anything less.
Semi hazy orange amber colour with a thin wisp of head and lots of legs.
The aroma is absolutely amazing. Slight wood, stunning vanilla, lovely alcohol, creamy caramel, barley sugar, incredible fruit and just an abundance of complexity. The balance is nothing short of perfect, there is so much going on but nothing jumps out at you. An easy 10.
The flavour follows on well. There is some utterly incredible sourness from the wood. Very delicate but perfect. Amazing alcohol that gives such warmth and a wonderful glow on the way down. Again itís just perfectly balanced. Yet more genius from Struise.
The mouthfeel is perfect. The dryness is stunning. I could quite happily make myself very messy on this.
Bloody excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Drank this brew a couple of times! Once on tap at the Waregem beerfest (08), and also at the Struise farm from a 75cl bottle. Both tastings had a hazy orange/apricot color. From the tap though, the head just exploded with a superb creamy head that settles into a thin layer. The bottled was a little more restrained than on tap. The aroma was absolutely stunning with hints of oak, refreshing butter, honey, vanilla, and loads of mango and apricot; alcohol was well hidden for 10%abv. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. The taste had chewy fruit notes with a malty character along with a touch of vanilla and oak; what an amazing complex brew. You would never know that this was 10%; I had no trouble polishing off this beer. Gotta love this Tripel!! Another great brew from the crew at Struise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4163) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle from brilliant Kev and Hannah, who bought it on their holiday to Bruges. Blinding beer. Absolutely blinding. Soft mouthfeel, but fizzy too. The balance is perfect, sweet, slightly tart, full flavoured, but not harsh. Magnificent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChrisSc (439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
on tap at the brewery into snifter. White puffy white head golden orange caramel color. Aroma: spicy, wheat, yeasty, rye. Taste: sweet dry Palate: velvety and creamy full body, long finish Overall incredible texture and body.

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