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

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RATINGS: 877   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2009
11.2 oz bottle. Very murky orange/amber color with a medium sized sudsy white head. Lots of floaties. Sweet malty, doughy aroma with hints of orange marmalade, honey and pepper. Flavor is fairly sweet up front, with just enough bitterness to keep it from getting cloying. When I smelled the beer I didn’t get a strong yeast presence, but it does come out in the flavor. Black pepper, wet straw, oranges are the main flavors with the alcohol becoming very apparent as it warms. Very good and would be even better if not as sweet.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1405) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUN 20, 2016
Maybe not too interesting, but very nice Belgian strong. Malt cocktail with some bready aspect, dried fruits, overripe fruits, candy sugar, some floral earthy hops.. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Lovely

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (896) - FINLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Pullo @ Saveur-Biere. Kaatuu tulppaaniin mahonginruskeana, noin kahden sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on vahvana makeampaa sitrusta ja appelsiininkuorta, mukana on myös kuivattua hedelmää ja mausteisuutta. Mallaspohjassa on hieman makeaa karamellisuutta. Maku on hyvin mausteinen ja appelsiininkuorinen, makean hedelmäisen mausteinen mallaspohja on tukemassa. Suutuntuma on melko täyteläinen, hieman agressiivinen ja alkoholi tuntuu hieman. Upean tuoksuinen, muttei ihan yhtä hyvän makuinen vahva belgi. Mausteisuus ja hedelmänkuoret pääosassa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Melnis (445) - LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
Aroma: svaigs belgis, iesals, zaptes paliekas, so2, aprikozes. Garsa: Labs belgian stongs, baltmaiziigs, mazlietin skabumins.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (609) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
La définition même d’une bière "correcte". Je ne sais pas si c’est ma bouteille qui n’est pas en top condition, mais j’ai prèsque cette impression que le liquide tente de devenir légèrement sûre, alors que ça ne fait pas du tout partie du style. Mais ce n’est rien de dramatique au bout du compte. C’est une bière qui a un beau corps, qui cache très bien son alcool et que je vais finir sans trop me plaindre.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11797) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle (2013) thanks to Fergus. It pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. The aroma is earthy, bready, warming alcohol, spicy, musty, umami, marmite and old oxidised must. The taste is bitter, earthy, musty, brown bread, spice, a bit dusty, oxidised vibe, leather, cereal and some alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Decent, if a touch old.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (349) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUN 9, 2016
Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, spices, caramel. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, spices, sourness, caramel, buillon, hop. Full body. Interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (747) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dried fruit, bread and spices.

Appearance:
Clear/hazy orange/red beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and dried fruit; ends slightly dry with bread and spices.

Overall:
This beer is intense and balanced, never getting too sweet. It could have been more complex and interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1341) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen. (2011). Shared with Desverger. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malt, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, some spices, caramel sweetness, yeast. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Dry medium sweet finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (946) - SPAIN - MAY 6, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2016 From elcervecero. Amazing aroma, great taste. Raisins, caramel, pleasant alcohol touch. Only downside is its ugly aspect

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (754) - POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Piana niska, sycząca, szybko opadająca do zera pomimo lekkiego gushingu przy otwieraniu. Barwa pomarańczowo czerwona, mętna. Aromat owocowy, słodko kwaskowy - kandyzowane morele, figi, suszone jabłka, żurawina, pożeczki. W smaku półsłodko z zaznaczoną głogowo herbacianą goryczką. Królują tu dojrzałe owoce w typie moreli, jabłek, brzoskwiń oraz oczywiście rodzynki i figi. W posmaku są też przyprawy w typie różowego pieprzu. Wysycenie średnie, lepkie, niezbyt gęste w odbiorze.
Jest tu trochę owocowej kwaskowatości, której nie było w wersjach leżakowanych w beczkach po destylatach. Jest też większa świeżość i lekkość kosztem braku wanilii.


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