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


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RATINGS: 801   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2815) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
Originally a Christmas ale, matured on stone fruits. Peach blonde, misty blonde beer under a creamy, off-white head. Strong and inviting aroma of peach, orange, honey, white pepper, sourish wheat, melon, dried apricot, white wine; very fruity onset built on a deep bready and caramelly malt sweetishness, some drying woody hints, complex, with a deeply warming aftertaste of aromatic hops, malt, fruit and warming, brandy-like alcohol. Jesus, what a beer... is what one of the Struise brewers allegedly called when this was tasted the very first time. Not sure if this should be classified as a tripel, but surely it ought to be classified as a world-class Belgian strong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
330ml bottle from l’Office des Grands Crus. Pour Golden brown and a bit hazy. Nice medium lasting foam. Smell barley, brown sugar and spices. Same thing for the taste. Long finish of barley and belgian yeast. A very nice winter beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ceck82 (48) - SPAIN - OCT 13, 2014
Botella 33 cl. XXXII The Great Power Of Beer&Wine De color cobre con espuma blanco roto densa y persistente, en nariz viene la fruta pocha y se percibe el acidez y muchos esteres a levadura, recuerda a cierta saison belgas como Fantome. En boca es plena, cálida y alcol uva, dulce pero con un final seco. De las tres tjesseses la más clásicas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (344) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
33cl bottle pours a darkish brown with off white head aroma is sweet with a bit of grain taste is sweet malty with short sweet finish ok but was expecting better

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1051) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Murky brown with little head. Aims of banana, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is burnt sugars, caramel, banana. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy copper, nose is lime, banana, toffee, taste is sweet, fruit, rich, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suedehead288 (411) - BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
2014.10 - blindtaste met de Gentse Biervereniging - blind geproefd, middelmatig bier (de naam loopt soms vooruit op ...)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (286) - - OCT 3, 2014
Pours a hazy brown body with a medium, lasting head. Sweet, fresh and a little fruity aroma. Rich taste with tones of flowers and a strong malty finish.Very interesting taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1647) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a medium thin frothy head. Aroma of sugar, yeast and some apricot. Sweet taste with some sourness. Sugary finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
140802, on tap at Het Oude Schooltje. Pours clear dark orange with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is dried fruits, canned peaches, caramel, orange, spices. Taste is medium sweet fruity, light spicy, light citrus tartness. Medium bodied, smooth texture, soft carbonation.

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