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

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


ygtbsm94's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Drank this brew a couple of times! Once on tap at the Waregem beerfest (08), and also at the Struise farm from a 75cl bottle. Both tastings had a hazy orange/apricot color. From the tap though, the head just exploded with a superb creamy head that settles into a thin layer. The bottled was a little more restrained than on tap. The aroma was absolutely stunning with hints of oak, refreshing butter, honey, vanilla, and loads of mango and apricot; alcohol was well hidden for 10%abv. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. The taste had chewy fruit notes with a malty character along with a touch of vanilla and oak; what an amazing complex brew. You would never know that this was 10%; I had no trouble polishing off this beer. Gotta love this Tripel!! Another great brew from the crew at Struise.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (689) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
Roodbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en krachtig, fruitig abrikoos, en aardbei. Helaas is de Bourbon smaak niet zo mijn ding vandaar de wat lagere rating, echter dit doet niets af aan de kwaliteit van dit bier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1470) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2015
0,33L bottle, 2013 vintage (from beergium.com). Pours brown with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, very spicy, and some sour notes with touch of bourbon. Flavor is very sweet, malt, christmas spices, some notes of barrel, but not that much bourbon. Finish is sweet and dry bitter with spices and some notes of alcohol. Overall: very nice brew.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (237) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 29, 2015
Birra memorabile. Il colore ambrato, dalla schiuma giallognola, fine e persistente. Allaroma si avverte del caramello, liquoroso, speziato, legnoso vecchio. Aroma intenso e che invoglia subito alla bevuta. In bocca da il meglio di s. Si presentano gli stessi sapori che al naso, con aggiunta di marzapane, fruttato e un leggerissimo amarognolo che chiude in finale e che bilancia bene la birra. Ancora una volta il Struise ha fatto centro!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1236) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2015
330 ml bottle Orange amber color, bright white head. Good strips of lacing and retention to the head. Nose is bubble gum, candied sugar, spices and faint oak. Taste is slightly syrupy. Lots of bubble gum and candied sugar. Some coriander, nutmeg, and spice but a pretty straightforward taste. Just some hints of oak and bourbon. Sweet and sticky. No hint of ABV. Maybe to sticky and sweet for me though.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardbeerman (251) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours a hazy caramel topped by a finger of creamt tanned head showing great lacing and retention. The nose is spicy with, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, toffee and a hint of bubblegum. The tastes is sweet toffee, earthy hops, ginger, nutty malts, cloves and nutmeg. The brew is full-bodied and has a medium bitterness that sticks around with the spice. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2820) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2015
0,33l bottle @ Stadin Panimobaari. Pours hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma is malts, alcohol and fruits. Flavor is malts, yeast, fruits, alcohol and some hops. Great!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cam_Dynamite (94) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2015
Pours a murky copper/honey colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet and herbal. Taste is pretty similar with a slight sour oaky finish that turns into a sweet bourbon aftertaste. Not really my jam but a rock solid beer nonetheless

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (502) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Copper colored beer with a small white head, medium carbonation. Tastes fruity, oak, malt, slightly caramel, spices and raisins. Complex flavor but again very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1364) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle in Saint Louis with thanks to Jim. This is a really interesting Belgian beer--I must say I liked the regular better than the reserve. But quite quaffable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Azazello (106) - POLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva - Bourbon Barrel Aged rżni się od poprzednika tym, że jest jeszcze lepsze! Ta beczka robi rżnicę. Piwo jest znacznie bardziej gładkie, waniliowe, rozgrzewające, nuty drewna i szlachetnego alkoholu są znacznie mocniejsze, a samo piwo mniej gryzące. Wciąż jest bardzo belgijsko - owocowo i kwiatowo. Znw 10% alkoholu praktycznie nieobecne w smaku, ale ciężko było mi się wdrapać na pięterko po całym dniu łażenia i tym piwie. Słodycz jest bardziej stonowana, tak jak i przyprawy. Moc i miazga!


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