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

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RATINGS: 884   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2039) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2015
hazy dark amber colour, moderate sized yellowish off-white head; aroma of dried fruits, toffee notes, hints of vanilla, nuts and liqueur; taste is similarly complex with spicy alcoholic notes; amazing

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mucom (35) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 Bottle conditioned from Decaigny, Essen. This x-mas beer poors blond to orange coulered with a magnificent whipped cream head which lasts and lasts and lasts. The lacing is very beautiful and first some malty aromas break free with a hint of mint. The taste is slightly malty and fully fruity from oranges over peaches to apricots. Very easy drinking despite the high alcohol volume which is well hidden. The aftertaste is rather hoppy and somewhat spicy. Full bodied and very well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2007
330 ml bottle thanks to sk8viking. Orange pour with huge fluffy almost white head. Aroams of sweet bread, white cupcake, vanilla, light fruit. Flavors very similar with more vanilla and citrus fruit. More sweet bread dough. Then the alcohol warming comes in strong in the finish. Very very good.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
goozen (3753) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle 0,33ltr: Heavy brew of 10% with some spicy taste and some fruits too.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (20699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 In bottle at home ... Chilled as recomended ... Clowdy yellow brown ... rice and pine in nose ... followed by lots of lively honey and lime ... sweet banana ... honey ... smooth and creamy ... With lots of lime and honey tones throughout flavour. score 3.5 But left some in glass to warm up. Oh it was bursting with even more flavour. My thanks to Carlo and Urbain for this cracking beer

Bottle at home ... light murky copper ... big white head ... sweet lime and juicy fruit nose ... sweet toffee .. hints of banana ... toffeee ... lime pickle ... and ligth spice ... soft honey... 4.0

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Hazy yellow body with a thin white head on top. The aroma is of sweet caramel, citrus zest and peppery spices. The mouthfeel is very nice for a tripel--full and creamy really. Nice flavor with more sweetness than expected. Great mix of citrus, spices, bread, yeast and that nice sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
Murky golden-orange in colour, lingering medium sized white coloured head, some lacing. The aroma was quite yeasty, lots of citrus, apples, light perfume, spice. The flavour was of candied sugar, some yeast, lots of apples, some orange citrus, light spice. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel, medium body, soft carbonation. Finishes long, sugary sweet, very light alcohol. Incredible stuff, so smooth, great sweetness, an excellent Christmas beer.

330ml bottle shared by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>Goldorak, thanks Martin.
Opened on October 20, 2007.
Best before October 2010.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2016 Vintage 2015. Really fresh and wonderful this year. Fresh strawberry, slight vinious. Upgraded from 4,1 to 4,3. Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph. [Vintage 2006] Pours a light hazy orange-yellow with a small creamy lightly off white head. Good lacing on my glass. Aroma is absolutely fantastic! Caramel, clementines, apricot, apples, nutmeg, ginger and lots of toffee. Great mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly fruity tart with oranges, clementines, coriander, nutmeg, toffee. There is a clear vinious edge to it as well as a clear, bright bitterness. Wonderfully complex tripel - I should certainly buy a few for cellaring!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2008
330mL bottle, best by 09/10. Pours cloudy orange golden with a substantial ivory head. Complex aroma, with notes of citrus fruit (mainly orange), herbs, spice and and yeast. Nice sweet-tart flavor - yeast and wheat up front are soon joined fruity apricot flavor and herbal nuances. Long, wheaty finish with some spice. This was delicious and very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (4303) - 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


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