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


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RATINGS: 366   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (1041) - SPAIN - MAY 7, 2016
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 6x01. The first case in which pass for barrel improves an already great beer, making it more balanced, less alcoholic. It has also a much better aspect than the 2012 non-BA version I took yesterday

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rototo64 (70) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - JAN 2, 2015
Vintage 2012 - Au service, on a une belle couleur ambrée, enfin dans la pénombre dans laquelle j’évolue ce soir ( faut pas réveiller le bébé..),la mousse est superbe, blanchatre, aérée et imposante. Le nez est fruité, puis, le boisé du fût dans lequel il a vielli ramène sa poire, une présence d’alcool assez importante ensuite..due je pense à ma connerie...c’est quand meme trés agréable et on pourrait passer du temps à laisser son nez au dessus du flacon, les yeux fermés, à prendre du plaisir.. En bouche,pas compliqué, c’est la meme chose que le nez, dans le meme ordre, à part la fin, ouf, pas de gout d’alcool, mais une légère amertume boisée, un régal..c’est liquoreux, ça se laissera réchauffer au coin du feu, en prenant tout son temps..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grunx (367) - - OCT 8, 2012
La més vinosa de les versions de Tsjeeses. Segueix la tònica elegant, sutil i obra mestra. Potser la millor de la saga.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rfranssens (29) - Hulst, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Oh I love this one! Nice deep red-brown color, great head of foam and funny bottle. The taste is nice and spicy, sweet, fruits and vanilla. Very complex but good balanced. You can find some sweet and warming port notes in it. I will get more of these for sure!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (7007) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Not entirely sure which of the three "Reservas" I had, the beer list just said "Tsjeeses Reserva 2013", and since Oak Reserva retired in ’10, and the Cherry notes on the flavor, I’m guessing it’s the port barrel version. Cloudy copper under a thin foamy off-white head. Nose is fruity and sweet, like boozy cherry meets herbal earthy honey. Flavor is big, bold, boozy and sweet. Lots of alcohol esters, honey, oak, cherry, herbal tones, and a earthy boozy finish. Not too hot, just tastes like strong ale. With honey and spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (2085) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 17, 2015
opalescent dark amber colour, moderate sized yellowish-beige-ish off-white head; aroma of dried fruits, toffee, woody notes, hints of vanilla, herbal notes, wallnut and port wine; taste of dried fruits, vanilla notes, caramel, some wallnut, liqueur notes, and port wine; amazing Belgian strong ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Huj (16) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2015
Orange color, taste of caramel complex and finnish of porto. Delucious ! I want another one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (1763) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2013
Pours a beautifully amber-brown colour with a creamy head. Nose has some citrus and just a hint of red wine/port. Taste gets sweet fruits, hoppy bitterness and alcohol giving it balanced complexity. Can’t really get the port in the taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2013
Rouge cuivrée trouble avec un léger dépôt en suspension, effervescence moyenne, col beige épais sans être abondant. Après s’être imposé en prenant leur temps, les malts caramel laissent la place à une amertume légèrement réglissée qui n’essaient pour autant pas de prendre tout l’espace afin que le fruité d’abricot puisse s’installer à son aise, tout en donnant un peu d’espace à quelques notes de porto. Une merveille de plus de chez Sruise!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (4439) - 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.

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