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


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RATINGS: 583   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
Bottle from Timfoolery, Pours a cloudy light brown and smells of sweet candy. Tasted of dark fruits, carmel and other sweet malty goodness. Nice and easy on the palate. Didn’t notice the 10% ABV until I started to feel the buzz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepeter (289) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Amber pour with frothy white head which lasted a while. Smells of Christmas spice and yeast but not overwhelmingly. a bit of wood and bourbon as well. Taste was much of the same but the spices were less and bourbon a bit more. Nothing was overdone and all was balanced well, sweet after dinner beer. Palate was perfect as always from Struise. loved both these beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1163) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Hazy amber brown with a medium beige head. Full body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with some bitter tones. Caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, spices, vanilla, toffee and herbs. A decent BA brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (872) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl ŕ Molenhof Restaurant & Bar Oud Postje, couleur blonde/ambrée, mousse assez importante, peu d’effervescence, en bouche grosse attaque sur la vanille et le Bourbon, pointe grillée et maltée pain frais et amande en fin de bouche extra tuerie !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OlafVonk (13) - - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Heerlijk biertje smaak van Caramel, vanille en, rozijn. Een bier om van te genieten.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalfaro86 (305) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a light brown brew with a medium reddish head with regular retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweer and moderate to low bitter with clove, caramel, dried fruits, vanilla and dark fruits, medium bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to low bitter with a bittersweet finish and a medium aftertaste, very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (888) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Magnifique travail sur cette bičre au rendu énorme en bouche ! Explosion de saveurs au palais, alcool présent mais bien dosé. Finale boisée, sur le fruit. Magnifique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2152) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Nose is full of candied sugar. Light stone fruit and dried fruit. Pour is a very hazy deep red. Taste is immediately sweet then shows off some spices. Pretty good but not getting much wood character. Good+ I guess

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
olliejobbins (974) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
2013, 330ml bottle bought from Vanuxeem. After having tried this, I’m so irritated that I didn’t buy a whole damn crate! Unfortunately it was a serious gusher (wahey). for some inexplicable reason, I decided to make this the first beer I have opened in my living room in about 3 years. so it was inevitable that it would absolutely coat my carpet in what I assumed was about 3/4 of the contents. but fortunately I only lost about 50ml. but that 50ml made one hell of a mess. i was even more upset after my first sip. this stuff is bloody fantastic. aroma is caramel, booze toffee, molasses, yeast and spices. taste is superb. silky smooth, sticky caramel and toffee. finishes with a bit of smokiness/spice which i assume is from the oak barrels. it is just so smooth. next year I’ll be buying a crate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (462) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle 2013: Nose is cream, orange, vanilla, slight summer fruit, orange liquor,. Taste is cream, a little smoke, leading to caramel, a little burnt sugar, leading to bourbon notes, wood, oak with sweet vanilla, orange then cloves, spice and a little pepper in the finish. The taste really improves as the air gets to it, and really benefits from a good swill round the mouth. A very nice beer indeed, I think it’s not quite as good as the port barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (453) - HUNGARY - DEC 22, 2014
Erőtől duzzadó megjelenése bizalmat árasztó, olajos testtel hömpölyög a pohárba a marcipános, vajkaramellás előjelű, zöldalmás gyümölcsösség által kikönnyített fuvallatú főzet. Haraphatóan telt kortyokkal örvendeztet, a korábban kóstolt verziók által körberajzoltnál is összeszedettebb keretbe foglalt, a lehető legnagyobb mértékben kiugrásmentes, egyszerre fűszeres és desszertszerű, kellően markáns, férfias karakterű, a whiskey-s érlelés kölcsönözte jótékony keménységet és izgalmakat egyaránt magán viselő főzet. A karácsonyi italok legjavát nyújtja e sör.

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