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

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RATINGS: 894   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parket (582) - 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 (5667) - 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 (6509) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2009
UPDATED: APR 19, 2010 (bottle) pours a hazy orange colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of sweet spicy bread, with light notes of caramel, some mango, papaya and alcohol. flavour is quite the same, very mellow with a lightly bitter warming bready finish. strong-bodied with smooth carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Poured super mario bros question mark block yellow. Nose is dominated by biscuit and yeast and belgian sugar. Taste is slightly chalky with lots of yeast and green apple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2907) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
Shared by Jerc and Mabel. Appearance: Beautiful golden orange with lots of flecks, small white head. Aroma: Perfume, citrus, spices, rusty with cardamom and coriander. Flavour: Spicy, warming, alcohol, mint, sweet with bananas, a little odd and muddled, not bad though with a long yeast and spice finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Hazy golden orange poor. Lots of visible sediment. Frothy head dissipates rather quickly. Sweet caramel aroma with a sweet dried fruitness as well. Some spice of cinnamon.MMmmm flavor is just as nice. Lots of caramel banana sweetness, boozy, spice cinnamon and nutmeg. Very very yummy Christmas treat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Pours a deep hazy orange with slight amber hues, thick white head, lots of lacing, lots of yeast floaties, despite efforts to minimize with long storage to settle and only 2/3 pour, so I just poured the rest in. Aroma of yeast, bread, very highly spiced, clove, and a decent alcohol smell. Flavor matches well and makes for a nice warming, but refreshing brew. Swirling the glass made for nice carbonation release the entire drink long, released lots of aromas. Quite nice.


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