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

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RATINGS: 783   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at Bad Apple Chicago. Almost clear orange with covering dusting of head, pretty dense lacing that slides back down for the most part. Dried fruits and a coating layer that reminds me of de dolle’s sweeter beers (without all that sweetness). Finish is lightly herbal with a drying effect from the alcohol. Light carbonation is at a really good level. There’s some basil here in the finish. Smells of toast, brown sugar, buttery sweetness, maybe some pepper, and the least hint of mint.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (828) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 20, 2014
Bue à la pression à l’école à Oosvleteren, couleur blonde/ambrée, peu de mousse et effervescence moyenne, une bière avec une grosse attaque sur l’amande et les fruits noirs type cassis et mûre, excellent

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5825) - 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 (1403) - 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 (2027) - 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 (1441) - 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 (32) - 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 (108) - 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 (251) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of dresden (thanks Steve!), shared with Brian. Hazy golden amber, foamy white head. Caramelized banana, cooked peaches, spices. Sweet but not cloying, and not over the top with spices. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Moderate aromas of cookie and nutty for the malt, herbs and orange for the hops, dough for the yeast, and notes of raisin, plum, wood, brown sugar, nutmeg and alcohol in the background. Head is large, frothy, beige with darker streaks, with excellent lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is muddy medium brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily acidic, then the long finish is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a lively carbonation and a sticky finish. Complex in aroma, well balanced in flavor with a nice warming quality. This Belgian Strong Ale is a good wintertime choice.


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