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


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RATINGS: 871   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   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 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.

BlackHaddock's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (5756) - Shropshire, - APR 15, 2012
Taken from the bottle into a tasting glass at the 16th Essen Christmas Beer festival 2010. Honey brown in colour, they use Pilsner, light wheat and caramunich 120 malts according to the festival notes. The smell was of fruits, spices and malt. Not suprising when you realise they add orange peel and grapes in the mash along with mint leaves and cardamom. Unfiltered and unpasteurised the beer retains all those flavours mentioned above, add the three hop varieties from around Poperinge and you have one hell of a beer. The flavours somehow blend into a fantastic tasting beer, each sip being slightly different from the last one. It is more of a ’barleywine’ than a anything else, but whatever style you choose to put it in, it is a wonderful drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (693) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dried fruit, bread and spices.

Clear/hazy orange/red beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and dried fruit; ends slightly dry with bread and spices.

This beer is intense and balanced, never getting too sweet. It could have been more complex and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1319) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen. (2011). Shared with Desverger. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malt, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, some spices, caramel sweetness, yeast. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Dry medium sweet finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (885) - SPAIN - MAY 6, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2016 From elcervecero. Amazing aroma, great taste. Raisins, caramel, pleasant alcohol touch. Only downside is its ugly aspect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (714) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8249) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1467) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (6968) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kr1zz (311) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (710) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2016
Again an incredible beer by the Struise brewery. Very impressive and highly aromatic strong blond beer.

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