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

bottled
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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
On tap at Toronado. This blonde ale poured with a decent off-white head. It’s basically a Belgian Tripel with some strange but tasty spices. The flavor is somewhat complex with lots of fruit and yeast related tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Pours a hazy golden orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of apple, belgian yeasts, spices. Flavor is apple, yeasts, esthers, spices, bread, honey. Nice mouthfeel and slightly warming as you sip it. A very pleasant Tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Draft at Toronado. Light orange pour, a little cloudy. Aroma is sweet, like apples and medicine. Flavor is the same, dense mouthfeel, and definitely seems like fruit beer base. Interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2008
On tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium bubbly off white head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of green apple, Belgian yeast esters, bready, candy sweet notes and tropical fruits. Flavor of troplical fruits, apple juice, bready, candy sweet and a nice hop flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Cloudy, golden-orange color with a white head. Aroma of caramel, spice and citrus. Inviting and warm flavor of spice, caramel, and honey. A perfect beer for a cold wintery night.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2008
bottle, dark golden color with great looking egg white head, nose is belgian sugary, flavor is a nice blend of peach, grapefruit, caramel sugars and girl scout cookies, merry christmas

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold/orange, with a small, white head. Aroma is spices, fruit, honey, and yeast. Flavor is honey, fruit, spices, and a little alcohol. Another Struise success.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle poured a hazy orange with fishys and a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of pear, cinnamon, apple, orange zest and a hint of clove. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a lightly warming finish. Flavors of pear, apple, cinnamon, carmel and a hint of honey with a smooth lightly warming lingering spiced finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2008
Another impressive offering by tpd975. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma is very sweet - honey , sugary - with some fruity hops, and yeasty. Taste is hoppy with the nice Belgian yeast notes. Fruity notes - apricot. Alcohol is present and offers a warming mouthfeel. A good triple and something that wont come around too often.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Draught at The Trappist. Had this side by side with Pannepot, and was surprised to find that I liked this much better. Amazing beer and the best tripel that I"ve had yet. Orange-gold with a creamy head. Incredibly expressive fruity aroma with lots of peach, pineapple, apricot and apple, along with some yeasty spiciness. The flavor is just an awesome balance of fruit, spice, and alcohol. Medium bodied with smooth bubbles. I"m dying to try the reserva now


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