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


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RATINGS: 818   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
florent.janssens (240) - - JAN 13, 2015
changement trčs rapide du gout. Commence ŕ la limite du porter, puis arričre goűt bien épicé accentué par l’alcool. Trčs bonne bičre peut-ętre un peu Trop alcoolisé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moravius (889) - Beijing, CHINA - DEC 31, 2014
Flasche (Jahrgang 2013; 33 cl) von Bierzwerg.de. - Orangebraun, trüb, wenig beigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase milde aber sehr angenehme frisch-zitrusfruchtige, würzige Hopfennoten: Orangenschale, etwas Tabak, ein wenig Leder. - Im Antrunk kräftiges Karamelmalz, etwas herbe Frucht, Weihnachtsgewürze, unterlegt mit ein wenig Orangenschale und fruchtiger Herbe. Zu offensichtliche Kandiszuckersüße. Mild rezent, vollmundig. Im Abgang etwas krautige, aber unschön dumpfe Herbe und allzu starker Alkohol, beinahe schnapsig, wie ein billiger Kräuterlikör. - Vielversprechende Nase, knapp überdurchschnittlicher Antrunk, eher schwacher Abgang - so könnte man es zusammenfassen. Von Struise hatte ich mehr erwartet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger tan head, copper color, cloudy, good lacing. Aroma: port, fruity, caramel, molasses. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, spice, oily texture, light boozy thinness. Taste: sweet caramel into port sweet fruit, very subtle spice notes that remain sweet. Overall, only complaint is that I would like a little more backbone, either in booze or tastes, but very good very pleasant, and a good beer in smaller amounts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (143) - Livorno, ITALY - DEC 27, 2014
Bello il colore, di un arancio torbido ed intrigante, con abbondante residuo in sospensione. La schiuma č molto abbondante, fine, cremosa e molto persistente. Un po’ scarna la parte aromatica, ma con evidenti note fruttate, malto e buona presenza di luppolo. In bocca č molto intensa, con sapori di frutta candita, pesca dolce, miele, scorza d’arancia e una leggera amarezza. La sensazione al palato č robusta corpo pieno; carbonazione media, alcool che seppur presente rimane ben nascosto. Finale lungo e luppolato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1265) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Bue ŕ la pression chez De Struise. Grosse attaque amande/pruneau. Belle texture en bouche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (542) - 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 (1213) - 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 (6900) - 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 (1585) - 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 (2616) - 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.

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