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

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RATINGS: 855   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (1278) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2015
(Thanks, Gene! "Travlr") Bottle. A- Caramel, butterscotch, red wine, dark stone fruits, subtle booze A- Orange copper color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Strong Butterscotch, caramel, subtle vanilla, light red wine, mildly sweet. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- Lot B/6/08, So to my knowledge that is a bottle date of June 2008. Man, for 7 years of age, this has held up well consider the notches on the Lot for 9/10 which I would assume is a best by date. But I digress. It’s a good beer and has aged delightfully. Not a ton of spices present but still complex.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Echon (195) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle at Fairbar. Clear red body. Sweet, fruity aroma. Medium dry taste with light bitterness. Spicy and yeasty flavours. Light body with prickly carbonation. This seems to be the kind of Belgian ale that I usually appreciate, but for some reason or another my tastebuds were not that interested. Sure, it is good, but not spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (420) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2015
330ml bottle enjoyed home, 2013 vintage. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head, lots of floaties. Aroma is dark dried fruits, honey. bready, caramel and raisins. Flavour is sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet, warming alcohol and dark dried fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (2124) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle (from bieresgourmet.be). 2010 vintage. Pours hazy golden-brown with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is very sweet, malty, sugary, dark fruits, plums, spices. Flavor is very sweet and bitter, malty, dark fruits, spices, woody notes. Finish is candy sweet and dry bitter with some spices and slight alcohol. Overall: great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (391) - FRANCE - OCT 23, 2015
Il commence à faire froid, on commence à faire des listes pour les cadô ... Il est donc de saison de se délecter de bières riches! A la fois simple et complexe, somme toute assez liquide, au caramel discret, des arômes confits et compotés discret et élégant. Chouette

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (700) - - OCT 16, 2015
2015: Pours light reddish brown, slightly hazy, with unstable off-white head. Visually low carbonation, with small, slow up rising bubbles. Aroma: alcohol is not detectable, strong malty sweet notes with bread and caramel like charackter, well balanced with also strong fruity notes of grape, muscat and chardonnay wine, peaches etc. Fruity esters are also very present. flavor is not so strong malty sweet, as I expected: It is more moderate malty, slightly phenolic, slightly bitter, with the same characteristics, which apply to aroma. Texture is smooth, carbonation is medium, body is medium.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8406) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2015
a little dusty, and a little sugary. 2013 me thinks. candied fruit and lots of yeast. a little gassy on the palate but still nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1772) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2015
hazy dark amber colour, moderate sized yellowish off-white head; aroma of dried fruits, toffee notes, hints of vanilla, nuts and liqueur; taste is similarly complex with spicy alcoholic notes; amazing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4842) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3/14/2008 3:53:50 PM Bottle from Bier Koning. Bright orange colour, fuzzy head. Sweet nose. Lots of fruits in the flavour, orange, peach and citrus. Candied, sugary. High alcohol content slightly masked. Fruity finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (222) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
Lekker aroma van perzik, banaan, nectarine. Zwaar blond bier met hele lange zachte en warme afdronk. Fruitig met licht bittere nasmaak. Topbiertje van de struise brouwers.


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