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

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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21837) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2008
Bottled. Hazy deep orange colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and also has some spices and yeast with wooden hints. Flavour is fruits, spices, wood and quite strong alcoholic notes. When the yeast is poured in, some of the alcohol notes go more mellow.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9162) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle (RBESG 08): Turpentine, yeast fruits and hops in the nose; full bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, too; bitter and a bit tart in the aftertaste. Complex and balanced brew........

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 33cl, Vintage 2010, exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex X-Mas brew, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 Drank right after the Tsjeeses, and I think I am one of the few that prefers the original. Lighter color, hazy orange with another nice white head, more soapy this time and still loads of lacing. Very refreshing nose, more sour than tripel with the lactic and fruit dominating. The flavor is more like the regular Tsjeeses, tripel qualities returning while sweetly balanced with orange. The alcohol is also more of a factor, slightly distracting. A little stickier and dryer than the Tsjeeses, though still full bodied, smooth, and alive. Finish is more lactic, still rather long. This is delicious, but I think the brilliantly restrained harmony and sheer grape delight of the Tsjeeses have been lost while aging.

Several tries later, it’s too hot, with too much off-setting syrupy fruit sweetness. Tripel is unmarried to fruit as well (see Splinter Gold for a shattering example).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4105) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 29, 2009
Light brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of fresh fruits, apple, and a bit woody. Flavour has sour fruits, malts, yeast. Alcohol noticable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2009
Pale orange colour with a absolutely huge off-white head. Aroma is caramell and oaky vanilla with spicy and yeasty notes. Moutheel is generous with a proper amount of carbonation to keep things drinkable. Flavours are caramell, wood, vanilla and fruity yeast esters. Rather drinkable with very little sign of the high ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle from Frank Smith’s. Pours turbid pumpkin pie color w 1f frothy ow head. Nose is tart fruit, hops, florals, yeasty root cellary esters, coriandery spice. Tastes rock sugary malty, floral, fruity, spicy,herbal, very sticky, a bit cloying late, thick, and complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
Kerstbierfestival 2009. Pours a clear dark golden color with copper highlights and floaties, the head is thin and offwhite. Aroma of wood, citrus, yeast and spices with some sweetness. Solid flavor of wood, citrus, yeast and spices with some sweetness. The body is light to medium with a vinous texture and soft carbonation. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11991) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2010
33 cl bottle. Hazy golden with off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, fruit, wood and spices.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1397) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010
special beer indeed. Aroma is very sour and strange. some vinous and fruity notes. In the taste you get the stuff from the aroma along wioth some wood, spices and a barley wine kinda finish. Funny :)


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