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


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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11116) - Copenhagen, - JAN 21, 2013
cloudy brown, smooth small offwhite head. aroma is very mild, slightly boozy. flavor is boozy, bourboney, complex fruity, hints of yellow fruits, port noes, while aroma was so-so , flavor is fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4996) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cad’s 10 year birthday tasting. Picked up from the school yard. Aroma is nice plumy fruits, stewed fruit, caramel. Mid amber coloured pour with a lasting greyish cream coloured head. Flavour is composed of plum, raspberry fruits, caramel, dark and nutty grains. A little warming booze in the finish is nice. Palate is semi-sweet, mid carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Azazello (83) - POLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva - Port Barrel Aged to jedno z dwóch zakupionych przeze mnie piw świątecznych - to było leżakowane w beczce po porto, a ja w porto zakochałem się będąc w Portugalii. Wygląda przepięknie ze swoją barwą będącą na granicy burgundu i miedzi. To lekko wysycone i gładkie piwo cieszy aromatem suszonych owoców, delikatnymi przyprawami, wiśnią i mocnym aromatem drewnianym. Wiśnia przydaje piwu cierpkości w smaku, ale generalnie piwo balansuje ku mocno owocowej słodyczy brzoskwini i ananasa. Piwo mocno rozgrzewa i chyba tylko delikatnie zbyt mocna pieprzowość mnie w nim gryzła. Tak czy siak jest bardzo dobrze!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2159) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
This is pretty awesome. Pours a dark honey colour. Lots of sweet Belgian candy goodness going on in the aromas and flavours. I don’t get much port. Nice hoppy end. I really liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2101) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle at Stadin Panimo. Dark copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, toffee, ripe fruits and hops. Bitter finish with citrus, toffee, ripe fruits and hops. Excellent belgian strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2517) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Dark maroon body with light foamy head. Belgian candy and dried fruit aroma. Taste is sweet vibrant fruity with a touch of the port. Rich and flavourful with a frothy zippy palate. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1228) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
330ml bottle, pours clear amber with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma is complex, cherry, dates, rich caramel, oak notes, banana, raspberry and blueberry. Full bodied with a lively, dancing carbonation, the texture is lightly oily and lightly creamy, thinning out to a pithy bitterness balancing out the sweet malt. Very drinkable, not much alcohol in the taste, with a great depth of different flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1538) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2015
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruit, toasty, some yeast and alcohol. Taste is high sweet leading to a big finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11282) - 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 (2014) - 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 (541) - 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.

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