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

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RATINGS: 871   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices.
Strong blond winterbeer with fluffy white head which has been lagered for 8 months on different stonefruits. Tsjeeses was born out of a 5 year brew experience regarding x-mas beer without being capable of finding a suitable name up to now. With the name came a face, a caricature actually, that was drawn on the day Urbain, our brew master and master brewer, drank too many Tsjeeses’s. Every time he drinks one, he says "Tsjeeses, what a beer". Therefore the name is more an expression of stupefaction than a curse. We have had already many discussions around the pronounciation of "Tsjeeses". Very close would be that you say "cheeses" or cheese in plural.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (820) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2016
Drank with Rik 21-3-2016 at my place. Good beer. Had the barrel aged ones before but the original is impressive as well. Very rich and good taste, not plain sweet but really rich, with lots of complexity.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
k92488 (387) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2016
DWF 2013 . brun uklar litt grå skum som vare. Aroma ubestemmelig karamell.smak karamell. Tror eg begynne å bli full. Co2 middels

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1124) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2016
Amber to copper colored, hazy, small non lasting beige head. Aroma is of caramel, spice, peach fruity, yeast. Taste is medium to very sweet malt, caramel, bit sugar, fruity, peachy, spicy, yeast, very well hidden alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily. Actually very light and almost non alcoholic for a 10%. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pils70 (124) - - FEB 20, 2016
Color rame scuro. Malto, frutti di bosco, frutta secca, prugne. Ottima birra anche se mi aspettavo maggiore complessità.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (500) - MEXICO - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. An opaque copper beer with a small head. Aroma is of dried fruits, caramel, alcochol, spices and sugar. Taste is bitter with a somewhat sweet alcoholic finish. Medium bodied with some carbonation and astringency. Rich and complex with a full Belgian Ale character.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (778) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle, 33cl, 2015 edition. Deep copper with a minimal tan had. Stunning roasted caramel, dried fruit and alcohol aromas. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet and heavily bitter, with a strong roasted and fruity character and a stinging bitter and alcohol finish. Astonishing beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (1450) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 2, 2016
330ml bottle opens with a big gush, pours murky red brown with a finger of fizzy head. Believe this bottle is a couple years old. Nose is sweet dark fruit, bready caramel, grape, some citrus, plum, maple. Taste is creamy, soft, dark bready fruit, light spice, caramel. Finishes semi sweet, earthy bread, pear, crust, plum, grape, light raisin. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2016
330ml bottle (2015 vintage). Clear amber color. Tiny size, white head, stays as a ring. Perfume, malty, alcohol, caramel, sweet in aroma. Sweetish malts, alcohol, yeasty in taste. Sweet malts, caramel, bit yeasty in aftertaste. Yeast makes it fuller. But dustier as well. Bit papery. Drinkable brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bunam (4) - BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2016 does not count
Bière subtile, très jolie robe ambrée, bonne tenue en bouche, longueur en bouche assez courte, arôme pas assez prononcé pour ce type de bière. Petite déception car je m’attendais à mieux.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (497) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
Tsjeeses 2015. Dark opaque amber, medium frothy head, light carbo. A: fruity and candy sweet, with orange, dried orange peel, hint of cinnamon, light yeasty funk, fruity sour touch that reminds of Rose wine, banana note. T: sour sweet with metallic sensation in first sips. Apricot, orange, bit wheaty and doughy, sour bitter development with some yeasty notes. Sweet and medium dry aftertaste with slightly boozy note.


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