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


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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (533) - HUNGARY - DEC 22, 2014
Méz színben pompázó főzet igen intenzív, bombabiztos aromákkal, amik között a karamell, alma, aszalt sárgabarack, likőrös élesztő karaktere uralja a légteret. Hatalmas teste van, mely diós-aszalványos quadrupelek, szirupos imperial stoutok hangulatát egyaránt magán hordozza. Nemes és érett, tökéletesen egymásba forrt ízjegyek minden figyelmet magára vonó parádéja, kortyai szinte szétrobbannak a szánkban, a teljes befogadhatóság kereteit majdhogynem szétfeszítik. Mézzel csurgatott mogyoró-és diófélék, aszalt sárgabarack, csipetnyi szegfűszeg fűszeressége, élettel teli maláta, határozott komló és ízében csupán jelzés értékűen megnyilvánuló, mégis tekintélyes mennyiségű alkohol mesterien megkomponált játéka, valódi karácsonyi remekmű.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1175) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 20, 2014
Bue ŕ la pression ŕ l’école ŕ Oosvleteren, couleur blonde/ambrée, peu de mousse et effervescence moyenne, une bičre avec une grosse attaque sur l’amande et les fruits noirs type cassis et műre, excellent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6761) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
11.2 oz bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks decent; a cloudy amberish brown with some sediment and off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with notes of Belgian yeast and dark pitted fruit. Tastes like it smells with notes of caramel and a fuller-bodied mouthfeel. Some spices as well. Underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1572) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, spicy, dried fruit and some fruit. Taste is high sweet leading to a sweet, spicy finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2599) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
33 cl. bottle, 2010 vintage, poured in to a Trappist glass. Hazy, amber colour with golden hues. Thin, white head. Some sediments in the glass, probably due to age (B.B. 2015) A good "glow" in this beer. Sweet aroma with dark, dried fruits, spices, candid sugar, rich caramel malts, some liquorice, yeasts and oranges. Taste is sweet. Full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with rich malts and spices. Lovely winter warmer from Struise, not as mind blowing complex as some of their other beers. However, still a nice treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
lightly foggy golden color with a good white head. Nose is light fruits and malts with some nice spices. Similar in the mouth: light fruits with some nice, zesty spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (347) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 7, 2014
33cl bottle from Erzbierschof. This is what beer should be like. Tasty, fresh, long, complex, and well-balanced too.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (673) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Very mild beer with an amber color. Lots of caramel and smooth oily tastes. A quite tempting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Orange color with huge head. Dry spicy yeasts, a slight hint of funk. Fruity as well, peaches. Taste is sweet, fruity, strong. Very complex. Incredibly well-balanced. A very good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8057) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of dresden (thanks Steve!), shared with Brian. Hazy golden amber, foamy white head. Caramelized banana, cooked peaches, spices. Sweet but not cloying, and not over the top with spices. Very tasty.

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