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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
On draft at Monk’s Cafe; I almost have to rate this twice; served way too cold on draft, it took 20 minutes to have any flavor; previously enjoyed from bottle served properly, it was delicious; this time, after warming had more of what I was looking for; a little tart (God, I could go for a little tart right now!), medium to full bodied; "bready" aroma.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (169) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Bière à la robe ambrée, cette bière affiche un mince anneau de mousse frémissante à la surface de mon verre. Au nez, je respire du caramel, des oranges et beaucoup de jus de pommes fraîchement pressées et non filtré. En bouche, c’est très fruité. Contrairement aux bières à la mode en ce moment (d’ailleurs la Belgique évite depuis toujours de tomber dans le ’’à la mode’’ et nous l’en félicitons) ces fruits ne sont pas des fruits de sud mais bien plus du nord. J’ai l’impression de croquer dans une pomme à chair molle, voire pâteuse. Tout en étant mou, c’est épicé à la manière cette fois d’une croustade: cannelle, cassonade, une pincée de muscade - sans envoyer le tout au four bien entendu! L’alcool est parfaitement dissimulée et le tout plutôt adroitement tissé. Vieillie en fût de bourbon? Personnellement je ne vois pas, mais cela n’a rien d’un défaut. Ceci est probablement une qualité en fait - lorsqu’on est incapable de décrire les constituants séparément tellement ils sont harmonieux. Cette bière n’est pas mon genre habituel mais je crois qu’elle saura fortement plaire aux amateur du style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2776) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
330ml bottled July 2014 at 10%. Dark orange, hazy, highly sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is plums, raspberry, heather honey, alcohol. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is sweet sugar syrup, danish pastry, a little cherry. A little too sweet for my taste. The bourbon and wood may be lurking somewhere behind the sweetness, but they’re hard to find.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
murran (301) - - APR 5, 2015
Pours a brown hazy body with a medium lasting head. Rich malty aroma with barrel tones. Complex taste with malty tones of sugars and fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AGCostaNeves (54) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 22, 2015
A golden red color (copper) and cloudy with a white foam, consistent and average volume. A sweet aroma of malt, wood, fruit being identified for me the pear, peach, apricots, a pleasant aroma of caramel, and of course the Bourbon. Moderately sweet taste in exact proportion, with delicious hints of malt, fruit, caramel, a beautiful Bourbon, oak and spices, and the hop bitterness is present. Woody end. Creamy texture and a bit oily.   Full-bodied with a low, soft carbonation, making it soft and very easy to drink. Very nice it, but beware of its 10% alcohol content that is very well hidden, so to speak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3988) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
2013 bottle. Pours golden red with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is malt, fruit, caramel, bourbon, and spice. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2981) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2015
It poured a hazy orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was of malts, wood, some citrus and spices. The taste was of wood, yeast, malts and oak. Tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bodega95 (83) - - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden with medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, light bourbon, fruity notes, malty. Taste is moderately sweet and about the same as aroma. Very pleasant

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2015 March 7, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2013.
Hazy amber with a medium sized frothy white head. Aroma is sweet sugary, caramel, some bourbon, pear, peach, alcohol. Taste is sweet malty, plums, peach, light bitter and some vinous and dried fruit notes in the finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (541) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
2012 vintage. Pours murky orange with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, sugary, fresh, slightly yeasty with slight vanilla. Taste is above but with evident hop bitterness, followed by bourbon and wood at the end. Full bodied with low and soft carbonation, smooth and too easy to drink.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nicolas_M (78) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
I probably said that for lots of beer, but the first aroma remind me of cheese. Not a big fan of bourbon, so not a fan of the beer even is the taste is not as strong as the one found in bourbon. Aftertaste is mainly the 10% of alcohol. Again, not a bad beer, but definitely not the kind I would recommend ’cause not my type.


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