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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniel_machado (17) - SPAIN - DEC 25, 2015
Pours a thin white head which disappears quickly. Colour is brown to orange. Nose is sweet and yeast, in a good belgian way. Taste is malt, sweet, yeast and spices in the aftertaste. Good winter ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardPieters (1) - Hellevoetsluis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2015 does not count
Lekker fruitig Kerstbier met iets kers. Licht zoet. Ruikt lekker fris. Weinig schuim. Fruit overheerst niet. precies goed. Als ik weer in buurt van Oostvleteren ben, ga ik absoluut weer langs bij de Struisse brouwers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (709) - ITALY - DEC 21, 2015
33 cl bottle. Hazy Orange with creamy off-white head. Malt and dreid fruit aroma. Spicy flavour, dried fruits. Alcohol well hidden

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjorsvdg (341) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
Dit kastanjebruine bier heeft een aroma van gist, specerijen en tarwe. De smaak is idem dito. Redelijk uitgesproken. Lekker rondom de feestdagen.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theprof (380) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle from Brew cavern. Aroma like barley wine. Pour caramel brown white foam top with some sediment. Taste of candied fruit, dates and resinous. I can taste date and plum in here and maybe peach, all melded into a beer to drink on its own rather than alongside Christmas turkey with all the trimmings. An experiment for the drinker as well as the brewer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (755) - MOns, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2015
Robe à la limite entre brune ou ambrée, mousse peu abondante. Nez sur le fruit, le houblon, la levure, une pointe de malt caramelisé. Bouche à l’attaque épicée, matière moyenne, finale souple et fruitée.Une bière de soif qui manque un peu de prestance pour une bière de fin d’année.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (905) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 14, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Review from notes. Murky amber color with beige head. Aroma is malty with honey notes, makes me think of a barleywine. There are some belgian yeast qualities present in the taste but still, it resembles more a barleywine. Carbonation is indeed higher and body is not very viscous. Overall it’s a nice, non-traditional belgian Christmas beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (730) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2015 bottle from the De Struise shop online. Tis a hazy rust coloured brew I get with my pour. 1" of long lasting foam and excellent lacing to go with that. Pitted fruits is what I immediately pull out from the smell. Mostly plums but also semi sweet cherries with some candi sugar. Malt wise. ..caramel. Very fruity with what I described above with the added attraction of a light tartness. I get quite a bit of the caramel near the finish but that fades and is replaced t the fruit and a distinct dryness. Medium body with medium carbonation. Never too sweet or too bitter or too tart, I find it remarkably balanced. A real treat to drink!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4717) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2015
Generally clear amberish lighter brown body. Perfumey malty aroma, apricot mostly. Brett seemed to show up at a point, but was gone fast. Mild malty apricot jam taste, Insanely mild for the ABV - which, if it’s correct, is immensely well hidden and superb job on that. It’s a tasty beer all in all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jelledebont (89) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
Koperkleurig kerstbier met nauwelijks schuim. Fruitig, bitter, drinkt prima weg.


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