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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 16, 2009
33cl Bottle. Hazy golden color with a medium lacing off-white head. The aroma is fantastic lots of fruit,spices,oak,calvados, alcohol,malt, caramel. A pleasure. The taste is even better Sweet malty, orange, pear, caramel, a warming taste of calvados,oak,vanilla. So complex and yet so drinkable. Despite the warming alcohol presence the 10% is very well hidden (I honestly believe that I could have many bottles in one go). This is for me (by far) the best Tripel ever! Iím ordering more bottles and will try and taste it in different period as they age (if i can manage and donít drink them alla at once).I was expecting it to be good but not that good ! Well done Struise !

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 An awesome, high-fermented beer from De Struise. A lot of sediment floating around in my bottle so this was risky. The complexity was thankfully astonishing. A superb beer. Very special. Luckilly I have one more in my stock to try so will review more comprehensively at a later time. I hope that one is better on the eye. I got a lot of sour fruits, tart, zest peel and raisins Edit. Borefts version. 2009. WOW. Oakier, fuller, less sediment, still a little clouder but wow, such an improvement. Up this to a 4.5. Cheers.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigMomma (226) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, 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 Iíve had from them.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4381) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChrisSc (464) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OlafVonk (18) - - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Heerlijk biertje smaak van Caramel, vanille en, rozijn. Een bier om van te genieten.....

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bodega95 (85) - - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden with medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, light bourbon, fruity notes, malty. Taste is moderately sweet and about the same as aroma. Very pleasant

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AGCostaNeves (73) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 22, 2015
A golden red color (copper) and cloudy with a white foam, consistent and average volume. A sweet aroma of malt, wood, fruit being identified for me the pear, peach, apricots, a pleasant aroma of caramel, and of course the Bourbon. Moderately sweet taste in exact proportion, with delicious hints of malt, fruit, caramel, a beautiful Bourbon, oak and spices, and the hop bitterness is present. Woody end. Creamy texture and a bit oily. † Full-bodied with a low, soft carbonation, making it soft and very easy to drink. Very nice it, but beware of its 10% alcohol content that is very well hidden, so to speak.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2169) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2015
hazy dark amber colour, moderate sized yellowish off-white head; aroma of dried fruits, toffee, woody notes, hints of vanilla, nuts and some whisky; taste of dried fruits, vanilla and whisky notes, caramel, gingerbread and some nuts; excellent Belgian strong ale


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