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


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RATINGS: 827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 Tsjeesesís. 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2560) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3810) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperWhite92 (22) - , Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Pours a wonderfully hazy bronze-ish color with the lovely "bottle conditioned" appearance I come to expect in good beers. Smells like recently rotted fruit. Strange how thatís actually appealing in a beer. Taste includes some of that fruit, with the spices making an appearance as well. Absoutely great. Iím starting to really like de struise. If it werenít for the alcohol, which is amazingly well hidden, Iíd like to drink a few of these in succession. Very impressive, I would say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Mini-gusher upon opening; just bubbled out the top a little bit. Great complex aroma of green apple skin and caramel sprinkled with spices. Super flavor, you get all of the herbal, spicy notes of the aroma and then some. Superb beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2009
Another beautiful De Struise beer. Good lord, these guys are becoming another De Dolle for me. Which is bad considering I neednít have another $5/bottle temptation, the broken condition my wallet is in. Tastes lively for sure and sugary, like crisp tart alcoholic apple cider and snicker doodle spice. Pumpkins? And some orangy citrus, though not in a hoppy way. Beautifl beer too with chalky chunky yellow amber gooiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours dark golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of honey, berries, lavender, sage, lemongrass, and white wine.Tastes of bubble gum, herbs, caramel, and perfume. Mouthfeel is full bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
proesti (58) - Lille Nord, FRANCE - DEC 6, 2009
Deep golden blonde beer with fluffy white mousse. The nose is rich and fruity with a full bread and cake character, also some spices and hops. Taste is warming with a full mouthfeel. Lots of cereals, bread and stonefruits in the taste with some winterspice and a fine hoppy bitter in the finale.

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