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


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RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2006
Foggy, honey coloured with a big creamy foam. Aroma is malty and very bisquit like with fresh fruity hints. The spicey accents are working well with the fruity oranges and peaches. The taste is soft and mild in the mouth. In the biginning, there is at first a round maltyness with hints of honey. Than the fruity and spiceyness is covering the mild sweetness of the taste. In the finale there is a original bitterness of herbs and undifinable hops. Alcohol works well with the dominating fruity carracter. From a 33cl bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2672) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2007 Bottle, 33 cl. Thanks to Carlo. Dark golden-orange color and cloudy. Medium body. Flavor = sweet. Very dry, and much alcohol. Yesterday 22 jan. 07 taste this again at the Stuise farm ! Wow. It is better again !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2006
On tap at Kulminator during LCRBM 2006. Huge thanks to Carlo for this. Also thanks to everyone who drank up the Liefmans Kriek to free up the tap (ooh that was a chore!). Cloudy copper colour with thick beige head. Spice and yeast aroma. Spicey lemon and raisin/sultana in mouth. Dry finish. Gorgeous. Love the tripel type fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2006
On tap at the Struise Farm in Lo. Served in a frozen goblet by Carlo. The beer was foggy and intens yellow to orange. The foam was White and verry fluffy like dubble cream. The aroma is hot, it hat hints of Confit de fruit exotique, pepper, Ginger? and other spices. The taste is indeed powerfull and a bit alcoholic (Eau-de vie) Poire and mirabelle. The feeling in the mouth is like balm. Cake, Fruits Exotiques and spices. Great when served ice-cold, still exellend when it warms up, ut verry verry dangerous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2007 Bottled Orange, hazy body. Off-white creamy head. Excellent lace. Excellent looks! Nose of oranges, hops, flowers, caramel. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavour. Quite complex with a good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8711) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2006
Draught - Kulminator - Antwerpen - A hazy orangey coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is yeasty with peppery hops and a touch of black pepper also. The taste is high alchol with peppery spicy notes. Yeasty also. Seemed a little young but shows great potential for aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2006
On draught at Kulminator. Deep orange with a big, lacing offwhite head. Fruity and somewhat bitter-spicy nose. Flavours are more complex, still sweet, notes of orange peel, quite fruity, yet with a dry finish. Full-bodied. Tasted very young- thus likely to improve as it matures.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2006
Draft at Kulminator - LCRBM2 - Spicey, Hazy Yellow, Lacy, Foamy. The spice notes come through on the nose and in the mouth. GINGER! Oh, yes. Xmas? Not sure. More Autumnal?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2006
On tap at Kulminator, LCRBM. Very spicy aroma. Cloudy, dark yellow color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, jasmin, light bitter, hints of licorice, laurel. Smooth and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2006
[2nd Low Countries RateBeer meeting] Draught. Aroma is herbal. I discovereed jasmin, anise and ginger. Cloudy, yellow coloured with an off-white head. Taste is sweet with malts, anise and some ginger. I think this one has a good balance. Good brew.

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