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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
[2292-20090626] 330mL bottle. Bread crumb yeast aroma has a mild floral tinge. Hazy, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and tons of floaties. More dry bread crumb yeast in the flavour. Medium body. Odd arrangement.
(From Premier Gourmet, Buffalo, NY; w/ garthicus, jerc)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fred82 (2139) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle, Pours amber, medium head. Aroma is spicy, some apricots also. A bit warm on alcohol. Taste is very spicy. Bitter finish. Some cloves maybe. Good but not quite my thing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 31, 2009
33cl bottle labled no.11 Clear light amber with a white head. Yeasty, oxidized pit fruit aromas. Medium body. Rich, sweet pit fruit and candi sugar flavors, with tart citrus and spicy hot alcohol to balance. Reminisent of Mad Bitch. Very good n’ strong. Thanks Brad for this bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Bottle tried side by side with the Reserva. Pours sunset peach with a giant off white head that left some nice lacing. Bananas, clove spice, and a heavy yeast presence on the nose. Flavor is also very yeasty with some citrus fruits, peach, and banana flavors. Big yeasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6473) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
33cl bottle. Pours a cloudy orange colour with big creamy off-white head. Darker than average abbey tripels. Aroma is lots of malt, spicy and fruity. Flavor is sweet fruit, warm alcohol and a bit of bitterness. Quite dry finish. Full bodied with medium carbonation. lots of yeast floaters in it. This beer has complex flavor and it’s warming: a great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Tsjeeses is right! On tap at Novare Res. Pours a dark orange color...bit darker than most triples with a medium tan head. Aromas are spices, tons of them, some fruity notes in there too. Like a peppery date with coriander. Flavor is similar, spicy up front with a fruity sweetness on the end of the palate. Nice brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle pours dense caramel color I can’t see through with white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is banana, cranberry, white pepper, yeast, and some biscuit. Mouthfeel is warming. Flavors follow the nose and and also have some alcohol on it as well. This has a warming feeling as you drink it. Its a solid beer. Not as good as the reserva version, but a great beer on its own.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9840) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2009
2009-06-26. Golden amber body with modest beige head. (3+) Aroma of spice over sweet malt, mild yeast, alcohol grows as it warms, touch of pepper. Flavour is similar, spice, light pepper, touch of spice is coriander like. Pleasant light bitterness goes hand in hand with the alcohol. Lingering herbal fruitiness in the finish. Average plus bodied palate is pleasantly carbonated. Decent. Bottle, from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2009
hazy golden pour. sweeeet malts and some bready sugars. some fruits as well, apricot and peach. Mouth is a shock of molasses and sweet nectar fruits. A little bit of booze on the finish but otherwise its well masked. mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth and the finish is a bit prickly with the alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Dark hazy amber with smallish white head. Aroma is bready perfume, citrus, and sweet malt. Banana and clove come through as well as angelfood cake. Flavor is sweet caramel and fruit, banana, and nectar. Extremely pronounced and flavorful. Some bready biscuit notes come through as well as some yummy citrus. Palate is smooth and rich- phenomenal for the style. Perhaps the best tripel I’ve had yet.


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