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


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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2337) - FINLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours unclear amber in color with a thick off-white head. Sweet ripe garden fruits, brown sugar and hints of plum liqour in aroma. A bit of marzipan sweetness, plum liqour and notes of vanilla spicyness in taste. Quite sweet ripe fruityness and note of boozy liqour in finish. Not that bad actually when ejoyed in small quantities and just a bit chilled.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2014
Smallish head murky brown pour medium carbonation aromas caramel lovely port touch doughy yeast toffee rich fruit oranges cherries dark raisins sultanas spice cinnamon ginger clove the flavours clove coriander ginger some toffee the richness is so good caramel cherries raisin the port is superb oranges great tasting ale the finish fruits and malts go hand in hand port and spice the same just a lovely drinking ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anatole (90) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Ambrée, pas vraiment le gout typique d’une triple belge. Complexe, fruité, caramel. Bien meilleur que la version bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle @ Dranken Geers, Ghent. Pours cloudy dark golden with a creamy head and lacings. Nose is yeast, salt, esters and vegetables. Hot alcohol. Overhyped and overrated brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
bottle a amber dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spices caramel alcohol port and some hops flavor malts spices caramel alcohol port citrus and some hops

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (446) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Rousse voilé. Belle mousse blanche. Nez: faible. très métallique. Épicé. Pomme. Bouche: nettement mieux que le nez. Très sucré. Fruit confit. Légèrement boisé. Framboise. Caramel. Épicé. Muscade. Anis. Girofle. Prune. Raisin sec. Figue/date. Très bien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (622) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
Dark brown with large head. Taste and aroma mainly of candy sugar and barley. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (176) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
330ml bottle from Bierzwerg (Vintage 2011). I like normal Tsjeeses so lets check this out.. Should take tasting with both bottles because my memory is so bad. Strong toasty aroma. Foam falls quickly and thin layer stays, copper/amber colour. Taste is strong and tasty with no alcohol. Palate is better and more long lasting than normal Tsjeeses. Apparently same score than normal Tsjeeses, PBA got better scores for aroma and worse for appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6479) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2014
330 ml bottle. Vintage 2011. L1609270411. BB 26/12/2017.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny white head. Strong malt, sweetness, mild sourness and... something very strong and alcoholic... in the aroma. The flavour is alcohol, sweetness, more sweetness, malt and more sweetness... dark fruits... those are sweet.... and some dark bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle at home in London. Many thanks to Ian for trading me this one (although he did get away with a Heady Topper from me!). Vintage 2011. A bit of a gusher, this one. Thankfully I didn’t lose any but it did start oozing out as soon as the cap was off. It pours cloudy orange-brown with a large, tight frothy cream head that really hangs about. Lights of Belgian yeast in the nose, some caramel, stewed apples, touches of bread and tangy fruits. When you taste the beer, the flavors come at like they were shot from a cannon. The first impact is sweet toffee, followed by alcohol and lots of overripe fruits. Lots of dates, golden raisins, sugary bread, hints of maple. Full bodied with average to lively carbonation and velvety texture. Finishes quite warming with definite alcohol presence, sticky sugars, toasted bread, Belgian yeast, slight bubblegum, melon, faint orange rind, fruit cake, overripe fruits, caramel. Mild dried fruits and bitter citrus rind in the aftertaste. Solid beer. Quite complex, though you definitely know you are drinking a 10% beer.

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