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

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RATINGS: 763   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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
onceblind (4112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
FIVE YEAR OLD BOTTLE. Cloudy bright copper with a thin rocky light beige head. Nose is beautiful, with boozy herbal honey, huge sticky sweetness on the aroma. Flavor is sublime, with sweet honey, light herbal tones, sticky chewy sweet body, some cherry, some raisin, a touch of vanilla...wonderful.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ABT_S54 (149) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 33cl in Delirium Noel glass. This is by far and away my favourite Xmas beer. Wonderful (slightly) cloudy colour with a white head. Mouthfeel is perfect and the taste is even better. Not particularly Christmassy in taste compared to other darker, spicier efforts but is perfectly balanced and just want you want after a meal. Not your typical tripel - it is much better than that. Exemplary.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2014
One of the best tasting heads I’ve ever tried. Brown and frothy, this is an excellent beer. Far from being too sweet like so many Belgian’s this has a great dark flavor that is really top notch. And reasonably priced to boot. Will definitely buy more of this.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (338) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2012 Murky orange amber, initially large, dense head shrinks quickly. Nose is honey, muscat, pear, floral. Flavor is same plus sherry, nutmeg, cinnamon, green raisin, unripe banana, light caramel. Near perfection in my book.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Hazy dark golden-orange with a creamy white head. Aroma yeast, spice, malts, fruity. Medium bodied. Taste complex bit sweet and sour, malts, hop, spice. Nice !

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 Tap at Toronado SD. This is the best Tripel I have ever tasted, and perhaps the best Belgian style. Aroma of grape and Flemish sour. Flavors of light wheat, yeast, sour, oak, grape, apple juice, and sparkle. Just immaculate. I thought Struiselensis was the beer of theirs I would drink any day, but I was wrong. This is a masterpiece. Note two weeks later: the bottle version is not as good.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grunx (367) - - OCT 8, 2011
Clàssic. Només superable per la seva germana gran. Infinits matisos en boca. Cremosa. Carbònic molt integrat i fi, final sec, intensament llarg i com de tabac. Els pinyols de la fruita amb què la maceren li dóna un toc que sembla envellida en bóta. Obra mestra.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3307) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
bottle ( 33 cl ) at hevig hoekske. drank the 2010 an 2011 version ( 2010 was a little better, but it could be the moment or the aging idk ) definetly, withoud a doubt ma favourite beer to drink ’ often’ ( beeing like weekley ) a christmas beer by the struise, wich ( according to the bottle) is blond, but looks more ambercoloured. it doesnt realy taste amber, it doesnt realy taste blond either. the foam is quite normal for what you would expect. the CO2 is not ( as often is the problem in belgium specials ) to much, to ’agressive’ . its there, to do all its uses, but it doesnt bother you. in the smell , i can scent why they call this a christmas beer. nice warmth coming out ( no my beer wastn boiling , it was actualy even cooled a bit ) when you drink it, you get a realy nice sweatness, complexity ( not as much as ultra comlplex craft beers though ) , spices,...wich is just great. but onley then, the epicness begins. the aftertaste.. this seems to divide people in two groups . some say theres no aftertaste at all, another group ( wich i’m part of) does taste it and taste it for minutes. dont realy know how thats possible, but anyway,.. its just a warmth ( alcohol? it doenst taste like booze but you get a miniature feeling like you drank pure vodka, that warmth... not nearley as much as the vodka though ! )joined with definetley the spices, wich give it ( again) a sort of complex sweetness...this is the beer that changed my life from drinking ’special ’ beers like karmeliet, duvel, westmalle,.. to drinking epic beers, like struise brouwers, de molen, 3 floyds, mikkeller,... and i’ve bought so much that i wouldnt live trough the disaster of falling without it till next year. truely golden! complex but not to complex to enjoy this more often than once in months !

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (131) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper with a typical Belgian massive fluffy white head. Good lacing. Nose is bananas, cloves, and Belgian yeast. Taste is caramel, malt, and a hint of spices. Very, very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Cloudy dark golden to orange color, white head. Good aroma fruits, hops. Sweet flavo. Tatse is yeasty. Perfect in balance. Best christmas beer of belgium this is right.


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