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


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RATINGS: 775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (952) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
(version 2012) - Bière orangée, trouble aux reflets cuivrés avec quelques levures qui floculent en suspension. Les arômes qui émanent sont tout en épices, en sucreries et en alcool. C’est invitant. En bouche, le plaisir se confirme (x10). Une gorgée en appelle une autre et le party peut commencer. Un peu de cannelle par ci, un peu de girofle par là. L’alcool s’invite de temps à autre, comme pour nous rappeler de ralentir pour faire durer le plaisir un peu plus longtemps. Une belle petite bouteille que j’aimerais retrouver dans mon bas de Noël. À moi... de moi!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawthorne00 (2513) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
A 2013 bottle that began to creep out of the bottle. Amber with a large off-white head that fades but never gets close to disappearing. Intensely fruity and yeasty aroma with oranges, jammy apricots, peaches, raisins, dough, leather, ginger, mace, oloroso sherry. Creamy, quite carbonated. Sweet dried fruit and sherry with vibrant fresher fruit on top. Dries out only a little at the end, with spiced oranges coming to the fore. Warming, but no unintegrated booze. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1458) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown with some sediment and a thin light tan head. Aroma is dates and celery. Taste is complex - - sweet roasted malt, dates, prunes, buttery treacle, some vegital notes, a bit of dark chocolate and mild sourness. ABV goes unnoticed. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (227) - - JUL 20, 2014
33cl flesje via Être Gourmet, 2012 versie Alcoholpercentage van 10% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: lichtbruin/hazelnootkleurig met witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: donker fruit, rozijnen, caramel Conclusie: Lekker bier, drink dit kerstbiertje hartje zomer en smaakt goed. Doet me denken aan Pannepot en dat is geen straf. Jammer dat er geen onderscheid gemaakt kan worden aangezien ik ook de 2013 versie ga drinken binnenkort. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
This was poured into a sniffer. The appearance is a hazy semi-dark brown color with a nice somewhat fluffy white foamy head that ends up lightly concaving in its lacing against the glass. There’s some nice adequate foamy lacing trying to stick but sliding for the most part. The smell has a nice chocolate malt up front that once it warms there’s a nice light spice gently coming through - mainly some ginger and allspice, but I do get some light clove. The taste was sweet and spicy and the chocolate really takes over for the most part and actually tastes more like cocoa nibs than just plain chocolate. There’s a quick dry spicy and slightly cocoa finish. On the palate, this one sits right on the medium bodied. It wants to show some sort of sessionable aspect but shows a nice sipping quality about it. Overall, this one is a very nice Belgian Strong Ale worthy to have around the holidays. I hope to see this again this winter as I can only imagine what its like fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1474) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Bona cervesa, aromàtica i molt gustosa, molt acaramelada. Buena cerveza, aromática y muy sabrosa, muy acaramelada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonTja (281) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
muscadet, banana, plum, caramel and candy sugar. Very yeast dominant, and very different yeast esters, I feel like I get muscadet and plum from the yeast, and a candy sugar plus almondy like bready malt backbone, different and quite good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (375) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2012 Murky orange amber, initially large, dense head shrinks quickly. Nose is honey, muscat, pear, floral. Flavor is same plus sherry, nutmeg, cinnamon, green raisin, unripe banana, light caramel. Near perfection in my book.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franksv6 (248) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
30 cl Bottle, bottled in 2010 . Brown beer with a small head. Taste : little sweet, light bitterness, caramel, small bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1384) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Color hazy dark orange with a small creamy white and lasting head. Aroma, fruits, yeast, alcohol. Flavor fruits and spices with a nice hop bitterness, alcohol.

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