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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2009
11.2 oz. bottle. LOT: B608. Slightly different label than that in the picture. Pours a rusty colored body with tons of chunky floaties and a big light-tan head. Apples, pears, apricots, and lemons in the candied sugary aroma. Fairly full-bodied and a little sticky and syrupy. Starts with lots of sweet apples, pears, apricots, and some tart cherries. Transitions nicely to some light vanilla flavors. Ends with some subtle lemony flavors. Alcohol warmth is present throughout. Not worth the price tag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2009
kinda dark orange color, little froth. Tons and tons of chunky yeasty pieces. nose is sweet, with apple and orange and yeasty barnyard. flavor is almost tart then apple, some belgian yeasts. good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Golden color with a big spicy aroma that has some sugar and citrus thrown in for good measure. Flavor is a tad hoppy, a good deal spicy, and quite heavy on the candi sugar. Back off the spice and up the hops - then you’ve got it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a burnished gold with a big lasting foamy head. Well carbonated. Nose vanilla, apricot and pear and honey. Very sweet flavor, hardly any hop character. Some strong apricot and peach up front with a big sweet honey laden finish. Lingering notes of vanilla. Very solid tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle from WestLakeView Liquors. Pours dark golden with a lasting head. Nice aroma of fruits, estery, and sugary. Flavor is pretty sweet, fruity, not very acidic like a lot of beers of this style. Alcohol is really well hidden, well at least while you’re sober. Palate is clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2009
$8 for a, what looks to be, 6 oz sample...draft: crisp raisiny nose with cobwebby yeast background. shiny amber color with white suds atop. certainly looks stellar in this little fancy glass...a little wet in the mouth, yet sticky at the same time.. some essence of apple and sugar with somewhat forward but chalky yeast notes as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Tasted 1/10/09. 12oz bottle. Hazy and brakish. Bubbled off-white head. Aromas of Belgian candy sugar. Rather full bodied with a chalky citrus flavor. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Bubbly amber brown with a thin tan head, and substantial yeast in suspension (hence the 4 instead of a 3 for appearance). Aroma is piquant with sour red apples. Taste is full and fruity and sweet with mild spice, and strong hop bitterness in the finish. $9/11.2ozs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle from Premier. Pours an orangey amber, a whole lot of sediment. Nose is sweet fig jam, nice caramel maltiness, alcohol, berry jams. Hop bitterness almost seems oxidized. Flavor is fig jam, sweet malts, candied fruits, plenty of bitterness to back up that sweetness. Limited alcohol in the flavor but plenty of tingles in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2009
11.2oz bottle. $8.99 a pop. Pours a thick and murky orange-brown color. Lots of carbonation, huge frothy head, particulates floating about. Mild deep spice aroma. The carbonation doesn’t really come through in the mouthfeel, very sweet and watery. There is some interesting orange-like fruity flavor. I don’t this beer is a Tripel, despite the strength and potential candi sugar presence. Good, certainly unique, but doesn’t quite live up to it’s price tag.

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