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

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RATINGS: 868   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Draught at Zephyr, Juneau. Rather orange beer in dim lighting. Had to warm the tulip glass for a bit as it was served about 15 degrees too cold, as is often the case. Aroma was mild with some floral and mineral notes. Flavors were initially of fruits and sweetness giving way to a potpourri of bitter floral and herb flavors which lingered nicely. Another enjoyable drink from these esteemed brouwers.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (673) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2016
330 ml bottle purchased locally. Pours a hazy golden orange brown color with a fine off white head. The aroma was sweet, candi sugar, floral, caramel and mild dark fruits. The flavor has caramelized sugar, figs, stonefruit, nutmeg and some other spices, bubblegum and hints of alcohol. It opens tingly, but the finish is dry. Medium bodied. Decent, but not one that I would revisit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1377) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 26, 2016
butelka, rocznik 2015. bursztynowe, przejrzyste piwo, z lekko kremowa, gesta acz dosc szybko opadajaca piana. aromaty niezbyt intensywne - suszonych fig, rodzynek i daktyli, do tego owocowosc (jakies brzoskwinie i tez ciemne owoce a la wisnie), szczypta przyprawowosci, a to wszystko nakryte slodowa, nieco miodowa slodkoscia. w ustach nieco lepkie i kremowe, dosc ciezkie, niewysoko wysycone, slodkie, z jednoznacznie wyczuwalnym alkoholem. Bardzo dobre, niemniej wyraznie gorsze od wersji beczkowych (bourbon i porto), przez wyraznie mniejsza syropowosc, wyrazniejszy, mniej szlachetny alkohol, mniejsza zlozonosc. Piwo generalnie mocno w kierunku brytyjskiego barley wine. i do tego chyba jeszcze dobrze by butelce zrobil lezak :) niemniej nadal bardzo dobre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
Bottle (2011) split with Niller, sourced from Toft Vin, Copenhagen - pours copper amber with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste with some brown sugar, caramel sweetness, splattering of dark dried fruit, yeast, nice spices, enjoyable brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kr1zz (307) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2016
Bottle bought at De Gebrande Winning in Sint-Truiden. Pours dark amber with a medium beige head. Notes of butterscotch, bourbon, biscuit, gingerbread, mettalic, alcoholic warmth, dried fruit, caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (650) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2016
F: not very big, off-white, average lasting. C: dark amber, reddish against the light. A: sweet malt, fruity, syrupy, yeasty, caramel, molasses, alcohol, honey, pineapple, grassy. T: malty, dark fruits, alcohol, candy, caramel, sugary, a lot of yeast, strawberries, pineapple, cherries, spices, full body, low to medium carbonation, good BSA, worth to try, 0,33l bottle from De Caigny near Essen.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MMR (675) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2016
Again an incredible beer by the Struise brewery. Very impressive and highly aromatic strong blond beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (793) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2016
Drank with Rik 21-3-2016 at my place. Good beer. Had the barrel aged ones before but the original is impressive as well. Very rich and good taste, not plain sweet but really rich, with lots of complexity.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
k92488 (387) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2016
DWF 2013 . brun uklar litt grĺ skum som vare. Aroma ubestemmelig karamell.smak karamell. Tror eg begynne ĺ bli full. Co2 middels

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1075) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2016
Amber to copper colored, hazy, small non lasting beige head. Aroma is of caramel, spice, peach fruity, yeast. Taste is medium to very sweet malt, caramel, bit sugar, fruity, peachy, spicy, yeast, very well hidden alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily. Actually very light and almost non alcoholic for a 10%. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)


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