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


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RATINGS: 827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle of the 2012 donated to me from Harrisoni following our trip to Belgium. Murky orange to chestnut brown in the glass, slight off white big head which thins. Nose is musty, caramel, orange citrous, earthy, barley sugar boiled sweets,. Slight oxidised damp earthiness. Taste is blend of alcohol, orange citrous, caramel, orange marmalade, barley sugar sweets, pine and slight bitter hop, bit of oxidised dampness. Feels like it’s lost a bit of oomph but still decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1887) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle (330 ml) @ Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels 150514. Malty and fruity with light spicy notes, dried fruits and cherries, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet, fruity and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GJF (1397) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle in St. Louis with thanks to Jim. Excellent beer. Dark fruits and yeast. Rich body. Reminds me of a Rochefort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2674) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
It poured opaque honey colored with a huge head. The aroma was very bready. The flavor was slightly sweet but finished with a tangy, sweet finish, that was slightly mouthwatering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
33 cl. bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and spice. Taste is malt, dark stone fruit, and spices. Nice to sip on and nicely warming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1640) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2015
Herbal spice malt hop aroma. Amber colour poor head and lacing. Malt herbal hop flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1538) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2015
Slowbeer bottle(18-Apr-2015) Sweet plum veg yeast bread & spice aroma.Light brown, low and suds lace.Sweet malt plum veg spice flavour.Sweet malt spice finish&malt veg spice aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanne (65) - - MAR 29, 2015
Color is amber/bronze and a bit cloudy. Huge white head with an amber accent. Smells like a sour beer, only a bit sweeter. A combination of different tastes, such as caramel, candied fruit and spices, gives for an incredible beer. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Köpt på monks struise bar, Stockholm. Flaska från 2012. Ganska söt och tung öl som passar att sippa på. Rätt så ljus färg. Nästan lika god som pannepot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
Belgian blonde with alot of spices. When it’s cold it doesn’t work that well. the bitterness doesn’t work together with the spices and sweetness - but when the beer gets a bit air and gets warmer everything feels better in place, although i would probably like these spices better in a darker ale, like a Quad or dubbel.

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