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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle from Champane Wine. Poured clear copper color with a huge frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Complex spicy fruit and yeasty aroma. Medium to heavy body with a smooth sticky texture and lively carbonation. Medium complex balanced flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a standout beer.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2008
On tap at the Essen Christmas beer festival. Pours cloudy light orange with a medium sized white head. Aroma is weak, light malt, orange peel. The flavors in this beer blew me away. Soooo good. Light and refreshing creamy malt mixed with a fresh hop bitterness and a barnyard flavor in the background. This is something I want more of.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2406) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Pours a honeyed copper color with a big creamy creme colored head that persists and laces the glass. nose: apples, yeast, tiny bit of funk, hint of booze. Taste is popcorn balls or caramel corn. Somewhere in between those too. Fairly syrup like mouthfeel, with a medium length carbonated finish. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
Nice dark copper pour, lasting thick white head with lots of carbonation. Aroma is yeast, fruit, prunes, hops very appealing. Taste is very surprising, strong prunes and sweet fruit, oranges, cherries, quite syrupy and sweet but a strong tart and sour finish, almost like sour cherries. No real alcohol on the finish (especially for a strong beer). Very unusual beer, but tasty and enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 121808 - Hazy orange color shimmers with long-lasting, rich white head, lacing everywhere. Nose is fabulous: traditional tripel elements like apple, grass, pepper, and yeast are married to slight must, sweet malt, and a wonderful grape depth, so fruity and harmonious. Flavor adds a nice tart component to the yeast, apple, orange, alcohol, and that grape... just a delicious blend. The all star Struise palate sparkles on the tongue while the full body glides smoothly, finishing long in fruit, slight lactic, and alcohol. Ends with too much alcohol, but overall excellent. Unreal how Struise delivers beer after beer after beer. I do not even like tripels that much. 9410519 112509 - More malt than previous bottle, cloudier tangerine appearance, a little dirty. Still the bounty of fruit in the flavor, a little more alcohol than remembered. More yeast as well. Still really good, but the parts are more obvious now, and the yeast and malt unfortunately overwhelm more of the fruit elements. 949417

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 Pours a thicker murky orange with a very thick and creamy off-white froth. Nice aroma for a triple, floral, yeasty, orange, strawberries?, honey and peanuts. Very dry and yeasty first taste, lighter than I was expecting from the look of it. Light orange, bitter alcohol, vitamin C, chalky, light tangy tangerines. Sweeter apricot finish with a noticeable noble hop bit, almost skunky. Seems a bit disjointed. Medium light body with crisp carbonation, lightly chalky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Bottle, gushed a little. Pours opaque cider orange with a lasting off white head and a little sediment on the bottom of the glass. The aroma is rather light with sweet apricot, honey, and bread. Smooth body. The flavor is well balanced, with fruity sweetness, a light spice profile, bready yeast, and apricot. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle at least a couple of years old. Dirty amber with a fine slender lid. Pretty full-on fruit cocktail aroma of Strawberry Campino, plum, dried apricot, sultana, honey and spuce. Jammy, oaky and a bit bilious. Figgy fruit and ginger dominate the mouth, with hints of peat, conifer and honey. Soapy afters with some cardamom coming through, but it could be Mo s silver nibbles. Medicinal, sweet and unsticky, with some bittering hop presence. Silk and glow. Squirt of grapey sour from the stonefruit. Pleasantly dried-fruity, murkily spicy, unexceptional Tripel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Tap at Trappist. Pours with a nice golden color. Great full body with aromas of bread and spices. Nice flavors of dough, some spices, with a nice hop profile. Finishes very smooth. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3674) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Dark orange with a thick white head, lots of floaties. Sweet, yeasty aroma with bits of citrus, apricot, Honey. Flavor is sweet but not overly so, well balances by spice and a smokiness. Has notes of peach and apricot, oak. Alcohol is well-hidden. This puts most tripels to shame.


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