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

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RATINGS: 889   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2009
I do want to thank my wife for it she picked it up for me. Poured into a tulip I got a finger worth of white head that trailed to a thin lace. The color of the brews body was peachy orange. Some floaties were there as well Aromas of a slight earthy funk, candy sugar and spices (Nutmeg) filled my nose. The flavor was close to the nose. Sweet and earthy with some great Christmas spices. I treated it like a sipper and I loved it. The brew felt about medium bodied in my mouth with good carbonation. If my wife wants to buy me another I gladly drink it again. I might even buy one myself

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2009
Draught (vintage 2008) at Stockholm Beer Festival 2009. Hazy orange amber color. Sweet and tart aroma with gooseberry, red currant, toffee and honey. Sweet and tart-berryish flavor with red currant, spicy toffee and meat broth. Thick body. Very original, hopefully we will meet again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2009
0.33 L bottle. Opaque, golden-orange body. Low offwhite head. Yeasty and fresh fruity aroma. Notes of lactic acids. Also flowers, orange zest and mild spices. Taste is more spicy, has a semi-dry, restrained malt body with an acidic citric and berry-ish fruitiness. Well prononced, kind of sharpish bitterness. Medium to full body. A certain alcohol warmth in the mouth. Spicy finish. Not your usual Christmas seasonal, yet a great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeSammy (609) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Really impressed by how well balanced and how well hidden the alcohol is. A lot of sediment in this one.. And a serious gusher, too! Banana, vanilla, candy yeast, and some apple notes. Struise never dissapoints.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Pours a nice red color with a small head... almost flat really. Aroma i ssweet and spicy with some raisins. The flavor is awesome port with dry fruit, a warming alcohol presesn with some spicy hops, somewhat rustic. Very nice beer indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parket (581) - Bruges, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2009
bottle@poatersgat brugge, dark golden, cloudy colour with a big white stable head. Smell: very fruity. Taste: a very good mix between bitter and sweet, spicy, alcohol and also a bit buttery. Very nice winterbeer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2009
330 ml bottle - pours dark orange with thin white head and minor yeast floaties; aromas of musky apples, yeast, candy syrup with a nice spice kick; full bodied and zesty; apples, spice and everything nice; maybe a tad too sweet at first, but comes more together as it warms; dry, sticky finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5611) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated yellow-orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty and mild spice. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt hops and mild spice. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2009
From a bottle at SB&WF 2009. Hazy amber, small white head. Fruity and malty with earthy hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Fairly dry with a soft lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Pours out orange with lots of stuff and some froth. Smell is sweet but funky. Taste is fruity and boozey. Flavor of caramel, spice, bread, ripe fruits, and wild yeast. Some alcohol warming creamy sticky finish. Good brew, a funky tripel.


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