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


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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Distance_Runner (79) - BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
Really good! Bottle from Bier Temple Brussels! Strong smell and aroma :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7970) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle - Caramel, barrel, prune, raisin and light spice. Hazy copper with a rich long lasting beige head. Caramel, light fruity cherry notes, rich sweetness and a long raisin caramel finish. May have lost some robust flavours with age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear amber/brown - white head. Sweetness. Citrus. Candy. Estery. Wooden. Some coconut notes. Panana. Licorice. Berries. Toasted. Red berries. Soil earthy notes. Tjaaa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3360) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
Another great Tsjeeses experiment, this time matured on port wine barrels. Coarse but stable, yellowish white head, warm orangey blonde colour with pinkish hue (probably the red port wine speaking), initially clear but hazy with minute yeast bits floating around after adding the deposit. Complexely perfumed, strong and very inviting aroma of syrup-conserved peaches, cloves, pineapple, meat broth, whisky, wodka, old port wine, moist wood, vanilla, gingerbread, black pepper, candi syrup, apricot, pink grapefruit, orange peel. Apricot- and orange-like onset, very vividly fruity, after which you are sucked into a complex ’parcours’ of caramelly and honeyish, profound malts, a soft and full mouthfeel, spicy ginger, pepper and cloves hints and eventually a leafy and peppery hop bitterness, long and dry, accompanied by a pleasantly and elegantly warming port-like alcohol effect. This is not a tripel anymore, this is a full-fledged barley wine, and a very good one at that. One of Struise’s great masterpieces.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1101) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. 2011 Vintage bottle. A: Pours a deep and hazy amber color with many particles floating around. Forms a big nice creamy beige head. Great retention and lots of lingering lacings left in the glass S: Sweet, fruity and spicy. Licorice. A bit peppery. Grapes and plums. Sweet grains and wood. Alcohol T: Sweet upfront. Notes of dark fruits, mainly grapes and plums. Belgian style earthy and bready yeasts. Oak. Strong notes of malts, mainly caramel malts. In overall, a sweet beer with a very light bitter end M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet malty aftertaste O: Delicious beer. Quite drinkable despite the high ABV. Not as good as the Bourbon Barel Aged Edition but still a Struise :) [ BA Review @ 5/12/2013 ]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ceck82 (49) - SPAIN - OCT 13, 2014
Botella 33 cl. XXXII The Great Power Of Beer&Wine De color cobre, espuma persistente y cremosa, ligera sobre carbonatacion. En aroma dñse perciben la madera del Porto como en boca. Mucho caractere, aterciopelada y persistente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Sweet nose, definitely. Alcohol, an enormous liquorice load, sweet; BIt fo caramel(syrup), but a lightly bitter spiciness gives a good counterweight. (Ripe) banana; Feels rather well-carbonated; slick and sticky, medium bodied at least.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1171) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Brownish red pour with a foxy carbonation but little head. Aims of raisins, molasses, brown sugar. Taste is some oak, red stored fruits, caramelised sugars. Very nice and quite an improved version of the original. 2012 vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2156) - FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle 2013, bottled 07/2014. A reddish brown beer with a big and beige head. The nose is strongly fruitful, dark and dried fruits, also fresher fruits, raisins, dates, perries, some spicyness and chocolate. Complex and smooth aroma. Taste is fruitful, prunes, raisins, also hint of alcohol that is not bothering. Some dry spices in the end. Medium bodied, strong carbonation that is decreasing after a whirl, smooth. Better than normal Tsjeeses or Reserva Bourbon Barrel Aged. Good beer, complex, balanced and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iRavali (44) - Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Beautiful pour. Nice head. Definitely tastes like some of the local Burbon barrel aged stuff. Nothing to die for but a good drink regardless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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