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

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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.2
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1880) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4957) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4550) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2009
11.2 oz bottle purchased from Jonathan Ron in Brielle. Poured a mostly solid amber/orange body with a good amount of visible floaties and a large fluffy white head that slowly disipated leaving an average amount of lace on my Duvel tulip. Aroma on this one was very nice with a good dose of fruit, pear..apricot..fermenting berries, yeast, lots of vinous notes and a bit of booziness. Very lively carbonation over a medium body with only a hint of dryness and an ever so light hint of alcohol warming. Flavor has a nice touch of booze, fruit..banana..apricot..pear, mix in a little bit of yeast and this is one nice beer. I really enjoyed this beer but at $8.25 for a single 11.2 oz bottle it is not something I will be buying on a regular basis.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmoreau (2830) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Snifter served at Bavarian Lodge -De Struise Night, Lisle Il. Cloudy, dark golden hue with a quickly discipating, foamy, white head, and good, clinging lace. The aroma gave off a variety of fruit notes as apricot,currant,ripe pear,berries,orange zest, sweetened rhubarb? and a little spice. The flavor sported a little malt but was mainly the fruit, and as it warmed, I was being warmed by the alcohol content. A little wine and dryness in the finish. Subtly complex all around. Totally enjoyed!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Mini-gusher upon opening; just bubbled out the top a little bit. Great complex aroma of green apple skin and caramel sprinkled with spices. Super flavor, you get all of the herbal, spicy notes of the aroma and then some. Superb beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Bottle shared by emacgee. Thanks Ethan! Pours golden with a small white lace that lasts. Nose is sweet and spicey with some citrus and a funky belgian yeast (similar to De Dolle as durhambeer points out). Flavor is sweet and fruity, some alcohol is present and the finish is pretty dry. Complex and unique.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11972) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2009
(33cl bottle) Large off-white head atop yeast-flecked amber body, lovely lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, ginger, some flowery, orange, light alcohol, cream. Taste is sweet, orange, alcohol, yeast, ginger. Fairly dry finish. Medium-full body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Bottle shared by emacgee. Golden orange pour with grayish tint. Lots of chunklets in the body. Scuppernong and wild yeast on the nose. Reminded me of some De Dolle wackiness. Musty and boozy. Some brown sugar... more like honey, I think? Orange peel. This is a big, big tripel.


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