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


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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13142) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Port not that present. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy Amber with an off-White head. Sweet plummy aroma. Booze and caramel. The flavour follows suit with lots of thick caramel sweetness. The port component is well measures. Adds a richness to the affair. Warming and delicious. I love the Tsjeeses range.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Unde (890) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
(2013 bottle) Clear copper colour and nice beige coloured head on top. Aroma has port wine, nuts and some dried fruits. Taste has sweet berries, dried fruits. You can feel the alcohol but not taste it. Full body with really high carbonation. Maybe the best edge has disappeared from this one, still an ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2015
0,33L bottle (as a gift). Pours amber with beige head. The head doesnít stay. Aroma is sweet, some buttery notes, sugar, malt, fruits. Flavor is sweet, caramel, malt, candy, fruits, some vinous notes. Overall: interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2855) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
24.12.2014. Color is quite bright orange/red. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, malts, oak. Tastes dry oak/wood, dried fruits, toffee. A bit too much dried fruit and oak. But ok. Not port though, only oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5431) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
330 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, port, and yeast. Taste is caramel malt, fruit, yeast, port, and spice. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2015
Amber body. Off-white creamy head. Aroma of alcohol (unpleasant), grapes, caramel. Moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Very complex and warming mouthfeel. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2015
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Caramel, malty, alcohol, raisins in aroma. Sweet, malty, bit of dead yeast, candy cane, straw, woody in taste. Sweet plums in aftertaste. Damn itís sweet. Carbonation is bit too high too. Boozy brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
330ml bottle - shared by martjoobolut - thanks!
Softish sweet aroma, some gentle marzipan, a little bit of rubber and plastic. Orange, tight head. More wine than port influenced to me in the taste. Sweetish, candisugar clear. Thinned by the barrel ageing, but I prefer the heavier original for a relaxing sipper. Finish has a gentle bitter hopping, which is possibly the best bit about it. This is not a fireside sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2852) - ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
Copper orange beer, off-white head. Nose is sugary, vinous notes, malt, fruit, caramel, wood. Flavor is a smooth mix of fruit, caramel, malt. Pretty boozy finish, caramel. Port is felt rather than tasted. Nice. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

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