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


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RATINGS: 571   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harbert (98) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 ripe fruit (prumes, dates) in the nose, in the flavor spicy and almost smokey, pure heaven

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MiP (13773) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle, 10.0%. Gusher. Yeasty aroma, good maltiness underneath. Dark orange colour, lots of yeast floating around. Small stable white head. The flavour is sweet, quite fruity with some dried fruit, apricot comes to mind as so often before. There is also some yeast to the flavour, but not a problem here. The finish is peppery and with a distinct bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11488) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Rating 3800. Bottle at De Kelk in Brugge. Served in a 18" chalice. Very hazy brown/amber with floaties. Fruit aromas. Maybe a touch of wood. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Mild oak flavor with lots of fresh fruit. Touch of heat. Very smooth - almost vinous. Finishes towards bitter, and surprisingly dry. Flavors linger on. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (6763) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle at De Kelk. This orange ale poured into a Tjseeses glass with a foamy beige head and an apricot aroma. The flavor is almost undescribable, but I’ll try. Fruity, thick, spicy, caramel malt, oak. Overall, delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle. Probably at WeeHeavy’s. Sweet. flowery aroma. Really cool aroma. Easy to drink. Great aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2009
From a 75 cl bottle, Loads of yeast cediment in the bottle. Hazy orange golden / amber beer with big white head on top. Aroma is complex, cake like, lots of cereals, bit of cognac, pepper, yeast and fruits. Taste is warming, with a fine caracter of malts, bread, some pepper and fruits, a slight bit of citrus fruits too. Ends with a soft bittering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Big thanks to zathrus13 for this! Poured into a snifter as dark gold/orange with only slight carbonation that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. Aroma of nice citrus, some darker fruit (fig/date), bready yeast, and an all around crisp nose. Taste has many of the same characteristics but with a more pronounced alcohol presence and sugar. A thick, deeper taste than the nose lets on. Overall, beautiful for a tripel. A great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (5155) - GERMANY - MAR 8, 2010
The bottle looks great as well as the beer in the glass. Orange-brown, a bit cloudy, nice head. Starts strong but not alcoholic. Very spicy from the beginning with notes of christmas spices, cinnamon, nuts and ginger snap. Also fruity notes of raisins. Very well balanced warming finish. An awesome brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle. A - Cloudy, murky golden, orange, beige mixture for color. Fairly large foamy and creamy slightly off-white head. Average retention with a nice thin layer of foamy and sticky lace. S - Wet grainy and bready malt. A touch of fruitiness (in particular apple and orange but some other golden fruit). Some woodiness and earthiness along with a good amount of spice and vanilla. Good amount of yeast and sweetness. T - Similar to the nose. Bready pale malt and wet grainy taste. Fruity flavors present but not overly strong with apple and orange strongest but some peach, apricot, pear, etc. Some spice of clove, coriander, cinnamon and pepper along with a strong yeast flavor. M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Fairly smooth. D - Very drinkable beer that is quite balanced. ABV is well hidden and it goes down easy. Notes: Best before 12/12/12. Well balanced beer with a good amount of malt, fruit, and grain taste along with hints of woodiness and earthinesss. Not really like other BSPAs and it is pretty interesting, especially with the hints of woodiness. I wasn’t fully blown away by the beer, but it was an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutchtuga (144) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
Even better than the Tsjeeses. This reserva manages to find a more complex and well structured balance. It’s not so strong as the Tsjeeses, what is an advantage. Another great beer by De Struise Brouwers.

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