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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmargarucci (239) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2016
2011 version aged 4years. Aroma is alcohol and malt. Taste is strong alcohol well balanced by complex malt, bread and spice as well raisin sweetness. Interesting finish from yeast. Very nice strong ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1290) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 2, 2016
330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. 2015 Edition. A: Pours a cloudy dark amber color forming a medium and solid light yellow color with good retention and lots of thin and molasses lacings formed and left in the glass. S: Very sweet and fruity notes. Strong notes of caramel malts, candi sugar and dark dry fruits: Plums, raisins, dates and apricots. Notes of oak, spices, earthy and flowery hops. T: Taste follows the nose. Very malty and fruity beer. Sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts, candi sugar and dry fruits. Again: Plums, raisins, dates and apricots. Notes of oak, spices, earthy and grassy hops. In overall, a sweet and very sweet beer. Creamy, smooth and molasses. M: Heavy full body. Creamy and molasses. Medium carbonation. Sweet caramel in the aftertaste. Good bittersweet balance. O: Excellent drinkability. Masterpiece.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1750) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2016
Ambar, marrón de espuma ocre. Aroma dulce acaramelado, minimamente licorico. Mucho cuerpo, muy sabrosa, con rica base acaramelada, fruto seco, bizcocho, notas de licor, en un conjunto muy muy agradable como cerveza de postre. Estupenda.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerGantzel (268) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma of malt, herbs and fruits. Clear brown liquid. Fine white head. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Lively carbonation, full body. Great beer!

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from the rotter. More oxidized aroma of paper, musty, closet. Moth balls. Taste is lightly acidic followed by water and fruitiness. Lifeless. Bad.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (826) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
Mørk sirupsfarvet julebryg, årgang 2010 / Belgian Strong Ale med lille brunlig skumtop på 1/2 cm, som svinder til et par mm. Ufiltreret med gærrester og rolig i glasset. Fantastisk aroma af gær, tørret frugt, sherry-noter, honning og humlearoma af urter. Vældig, kompleks og majestætisk vinøs smag med masser af krydderier såsom koriander og andet. Sødme af malt og sukkerrør og bitterhed af humle og krydderier, ekstremt veltilpasset og balanceret. Middel sødme og middel bitter. Fløjlsblød mundfølelse og veltilpasset karbonering. Rund fyldig krop og en delikat cremet konsistens. Afslutningen er lækker bitter med lille sødme, lang og vedhængende. Verdensklasse og klart bedste juleøl anno 2015! 33 cl, flaske, 10.0 %, bryggeår 2010, BB: 08/2015, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2617) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle from Belgian Beer Factory. Pours hazy amber. Nose is burnt caramel, raisins, butterscotch, fig, sweet. Taste is similar, butterscotch and caramel sweetness, fig, prunes, raisins, light booze. Christmasy but still not the most pleasant for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2385) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Hazy brown with a small white soapy head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with nice bitter tones. Raisins, caramel, brown sugar, malts, ripe fruits and herbs. Tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (320) - Tienen, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2015
Hazy orange brown with a small off white head. Yeasty nose. Burnt caramel, roasted malts, white sugar, bit of orange peel, some butterscotch, raisin. Some mineral taste in the finish. Well rounded

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1724) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle at home, 24th December 15. Pours a slight head, dark beer. Aroma is fig, date, slight spice, caramel, brown sugar, taste is sweet, brown sugar, caramel, spice, dark fruit. Good, Port version is my favourite though.


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