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


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RATINGS: 885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   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 13/20
JBPortland (1477) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2016
330ml bottle opens with a big gush, pours murky red brown with a finger of fizzy head. Believe this bottle is a couple years old. Nose is sweet dark fruit, bready caramel, grape, some citrus, plum, maple. Taste is creamy, soft, dark bready fruit, light spice, caramel. Finishes semi sweet, earthy bread, pear, crust, plum, grape, light raisin. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6011) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2016
330ml bottle (2015 vintage). Clear amber color. Tiny size, white head, stays as a ring. Perfume, malty, alcohol, caramel, sweet in aroma. Sweetish malts, alcohol, yeasty in taste. Sweet malts, caramel, bit yeasty in aftertaste. Yeast makes it fuller. But dustier as well. Bit papery. Drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bunam (4) - BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2016 does not count
Bière subtile, très jolie robe ambrée, bonne tenue en bouche, longueur en bouche assez courte, arôme pas assez prononcé pour ce type de bière. Petite déception car je m’attendais à mieux.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (539) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
Tsjeeses 2015. Dark opaque amber, medium frothy head, light carbo. A: fruity and candy sweet, with orange, dried orange peel, hint of cinnamon, light yeasty funk, fruity sour touch that reminds of Rose wine, banana note. T: sour sweet with metallic sensation in first sips. Apricot, orange, bit wheaty and doughy, sour bitter development with some yeasty notes. Sweet and medium dry aftertaste with slightly boozy note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmargarucci (261) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2016
2011 version aged 4years. Aroma is alcohol and malt. Taste is strong alcohol well balanced by complex malt, bread and spice as well raisin sweetness. Interesting finish from yeast. Very nice strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1326) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 2, 2016
330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. 2015 Edition. A: Pours a cloudy dark amber color forming a medium and solid light yellow color with good retention and lots of thin and molasses lacings formed and left in the glass. S: Very sweet and fruity notes. Strong notes of caramel malts, candi sugar and dark dry fruits: Plums, raisins, dates and apricots. Notes of oak, spices, earthy and flowery hops. T: Taste follows the nose. Very malty and fruity beer. Sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts, candi sugar and dry fruits. Again: Plums, raisins, dates and apricots. Notes of oak, spices, earthy and grassy hops. In overall, a sweet and very sweet beer. Creamy, smooth and molasses. M: Heavy full body. Creamy and molasses. Medium carbonation. Sweet caramel in the aftertaste. Good bittersweet balance. O: Excellent drinkability. Masterpiece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1777) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2016
Ambar, marrón de espuma ocre. Aroma dulce acaramelado, minimamente licorico. Mucho cuerpo, muy sabrosa, con rica base acaramelada, fruto seco, bizcocho, notas de licor, en un conjunto muy muy agradable como cerveza de postre. Estupenda.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerGantzel (291) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma of malt, herbs and fruits. Clear brown liquid. Fine white head. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Lively carbonation, full body. Great beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Homer321 (4030) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from the rotter. More oxidized aroma of paper, musty, closet. Moth balls. Taste is lightly acidic followed by water and fruitiness. Lifeless. Bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (841) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
Mørk sirupsfarvet julebryg, årgang 2010 / Belgian Strong Ale med lille brunlig skumtop på 1/2 cm, som svinder til et par mm. Ufiltreret med gærrester og rolig i glasset. Fantastisk aroma af gær, tørret frugt, sherry-noter, honning og humlearoma af urter. Vældig, kompleks og majestætisk vinøs smag med masser af krydderier såsom koriander og andet. Sødme af malt og sukkerrør og bitterhed af humle og krydderier, ekstremt veltilpasset og balanceret. Middel sødme og middel bitter. Fløjlsblød mundfølelse og veltilpasset karbonering. Rund fyldig krop og en delikat cremet konsistens. Afslutningen er lækker bitter med lille sødme, lang og vedhængende. Verdensklasse og klart bedste juleøl anno 2015! 33 cl, flaske, 10.0 %, bryggeår 2010, BB: 08/2015, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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