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


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RATINGS: 601   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2010 75cl bottle courtesy of Urbain shared with Travlr, Owen, Herman and Sebastien. Vintage 2008. Goldblond with almost no head. Fruity aroma with grapes, wine, oak and a slight citrus note. Taste is sweet and fruity with wine touches and a slight alcohol precense. Fruity wine finish. Wonderfull beer! retasting of a 33cl bottle vintage 2007, courtesy of Urbain shared with David.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle produced in 2010 pours hazy ruby-orange with dense and creamy yet thin head. Aroma has some musty sourness to it when the beer is too cold, but as it warms many more things become apparent; vanilla-oak, mushroomy earthiness, vinuous minerality/acidity/must, signature "green and purple grape" Struise yeast profile. Taste is incredibly different from the aroma with vanilla, mild malt vinegar acidity, syrupy sweetness, strawberry, biscuit, purple grapes, and a spice/herb profile that can only be described as "umami". Body is medium, velvety, soft carbonation, complex mushroomy/spicy/barrely juicy finish. Overall, every time I try a Struise beer, I am absolutely floored. This is just as unique and complex as anything else I’ve had from them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3985) - 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 (321) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OlafVonk (17) - - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Heerlijk biertje smaak van Caramel, vanille en, rozijn. Een bier om van te genieten.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3172) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2009
16-NOV-2009, bottle @DØE møde, Vanløse. Orange, hazy, high off-white head. Sour nose and under that vanilla, oranges, sour apples, and tons of more stuff. Really complex. Loads of dried fruits, champagne-like carbonation that is quite high. Very very creamy, extremely complex with layer after layer. LOOOOONG aftertaste. Beer of the night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
proesti (58) - Lille Nord, FRANCE - DEC 6, 2009
Deep golden blonde beer, very hazy and with big white mousse. Aroma is fantastic and very complex. Hints of wood, fruits, spices, hops and sweet bread. Taste is rich, bready and fruity. Hints of wood, cognac and fruit in the finale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle (thanks to Tweety)... Poured hazy, golden/orange with a fluffy, white head. Nose was very wine-like, hints of sweet, spiced yeast tones, sour apples, and brown sugar. Very fruity, wonderful spiced esters. Black pepper, a little alcohol heat, grapes, apples, and some dark, malt tones. Very lovely brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2010 bottle drank from a tulip...Pours much darker than the regular version, murky dark gold with a nice head...Yeast is prominent on the nose, the backbone. There is also a very vinous quality, dry white wine, grapes, smooth with a hint of spice. Takes the regular version and just improves it...The taste is equally nice, a little smooth bourbon, yeast, coriander, apples, spices, so incredibly smooth and complex. Not totally what I was expecting off the nose, but really good...This is another awesome De Struise worth trying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2442) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Pours a two finger light khaki head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Hazy amber color with a ton of yeast left in bottle. Nose is sweet, fruity and flavor is malty, spicy, some dark fruit. High ABV is hidden. Much better than the Tsjeeses. Pricey at $9.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

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