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

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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2008
Muddy orange with a small white head. Fresh and fruity yeast aroma with citrus, pineapple, bubblegum and some herbal hop notes. Flavour is fruity and spicy with alcohol and a slightly tannic dry finish. Tasted opposite the regular Tjeeses, this really lacks in complexity and spiciness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10151) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
TFODRBSG08 Courtesy of Brugmansia. It’s hazy orange and the head is nice and creamy. The aroma has a light sweetness and a lot of fruits, a little yeast and very little oak. The flavour has sweetness, notes of candy sugar, malt, fruit, citrus and very little oak. It’s smooth, sweet and ends on a dry, citrussy note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13558) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2010 Bottle, 75cl, courtesy of Brugmansia. It pours an orange-golden hazy body with a nice off-white head on top. Balanced and in a strange way slightly boring nose with lemon, malty sweetness and a sourish touch. The flavor is lovely sweet and sourish with some spices added. Really balanced, and with a slightly spicy finish. Full-bodied and almost sticky sweet, quite effervescent. A really balanced and delightful beer. Rating: 7-4-8-4-16-3.9. 080823

Bottle, 33cl. A more or less clear beer, except for lots of chunks. Golden-orange in color, and a dense off-white head resting on top. It’s a bit rounder in aroma than the normal Tsjeeses, fruity and with some oxidation, cellar and alcohol. Compared to the un-barreled edition, it’s more evident on the alcohol, and the sourness and sweetness more rounded off, integrated. Full-bodied and smooth on the palate. A nice and harmonic beer, but I prefer the regular Tsjeeses with it’s more pronounced flavors and less alcohol burn. Stilll, a nice beer indeed. 100409

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - DEC 15, 2008
Hazy amber with a small lacing head. Sweet nose, candy, fruity esters, bit yeasty. Full bodied yet drinkable and smooth, spicy and a fruity maltiness toward a complex end. Expect more dryness for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2471) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
75cl bottle, poured a deep amber with a frothy head. Full-bodied, with apricots and spices (cloves? coriander?) on the nose and palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2009
100th rating of this brew. Bottle @ Post Belgian Fest killer tasting dubbed Sea O’Floydster, with a load of cool people including Cquiroga, floydster, seaoflament and many others including my girlfriend and dr.bill. Pours yellow with a bright white head. Nose is sweet and tart. Taste is sweet, rich and pretty boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009

7/16/2009: Struise Tsjeeses Reserva has soft plum and flat caramel in its aroma. The beer has a cloudy orange-amber color and a bubbly off-white crown. It tastes pretty good and has dried dates, caramelized sugars, hints of Christmas-like spices (nutmeg, allspice, etc.), and hints of smoke/char in its medley of flavor. It finishes dry and woody. This medium-bodied beer has an airy mouth feel. Overall I enjoyed this beer, but it seemed to be lacking complexity/depth.

33 cl bottle (Alc 10% Vol; TSJ no 11 X-Max Brew; Aged 6 months on oak) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks! Rating #127 for this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2009
Clear amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of malt, sweets, orange, spice and dry notes. A flavor of orange, spice, yeast and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Courtesy Jim Richart of Southern Brew News. Tsjeeses with hints of vanilla and wood and no alcohol. Solid holiday brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2010
33cl bottle sampled at the DC Local tasting. Pours a cloudy, orange amber with a creamy white head. Boozy aroma, banana, Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet, boozy, candy, honey. I don’t get any oak in either the nose or the flavor. Full bodied with a lasting sweetness.


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