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

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RATINGS: 785   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3284) - Oslo, - OCT 5, 2012
On bottle 33 cl. Golden hazy color, good foam. Good intensity fruity aromas, some honey- nice Yeats influence. Full body & high complexity. Some sweetness , very well balanced. Very enjoyable


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (880) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Bue ŕ la pression chez De Struise. Grosse attaque amande/pruneau. Belle texture en bouche.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (453) - HUNGARY - DEC 22, 2014
Méz színben pompázó főzet igen intenzív, bombabiztos aromákkal, amik között a karamell, alma, aszalt sárgabarack, likőrös élesztő karaktere uralja a légteret. Hatalmas teste van, mely diós-aszalványos quadrupelek, szirupos imperial stoutok hangulatát egyaránt magán hordozza. Nemes és érett, tökéletesen egymásba forrt ízjegyek minden figyelmet magára vonó parádéja, kortyai szinte szétrobbannak a szánkban, a teljes befogadhatóság kereteit majdhogynem szétfeszítik. Mézzel csurgatott mogyoró-és diófélék, aszalt sárgabarack, csipetnyi szegfűszeg fűszeressége, élettel teli maláta, határozott komló és ízében csupán jelzés értékűen megnyilvánuló, mégis tekintélyes mennyiségű alkohol mesterien megkomponált játéka, valódi karácsonyi remekmű.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (865) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 20, 2014
Bue ŕ la pression ŕ l’école ŕ Oosvleteren, couleur blonde/ambrée, peu de mousse et effervescence moyenne, une bičre avec une grosse attaque sur l’amande et les fruits noirs type cassis et műre, excellent

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5850) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
11.2 oz bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks decent; a cloudy amberish brown with some sediment and off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with notes of Belgian yeast and dark pitted fruit. Tastes like it smells with notes of caramel and a fuller-bodied mouthfeel. Some spices as well. Underwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1411) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, spicy, dried fruit and some fruit. Taste is high sweet leading to a sweet, spicy finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
33 cl. bottle, 2010 vintage, poured in to a Trappist glass. Hazy, amber colour with golden hues. Thin, white head. Some sediments in the glass, probably due to age (B.B. 2015) A good "glow" in this beer. Sweet aroma with dark, dried fruits, spices, candid sugar, rich caramel malts, some liquorice, yeasts and oranges. Taste is sweet. Full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with rich malts and spices. Lovely winter warmer from Struise, not as mind blowing complex as some of their other beers. However, still a nice treat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1462) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
lightly foggy golden color with a good white head. Nose is light fruits and malts with some nice spices. Similar in the mouth: light fruits with some nice, zesty spices.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (38) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 7, 2014
33cl bottle from Erzbierschof. This is what beer should be like. Tasty, fresh, long, complex, and well-balanced too.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (109) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Very mild beer with an amber color. Lots of caramel and smooth oily tastes. A quite tempting beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Orange color with huge head. Dry spicy yeasts, a slight hint of funk. Fruity as well, peaches. Taste is sweet, fruity, strong. Very complex. Incredibly well-balanced. A very good one!


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