Struise Tsjeeses Reserva - Bourbon

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in oak barrels
225 litres (four barrels) of Tsjeeses were aged on oak for 6 months.

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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rleao (4) - - FEB 25, 2017 does not count
Bourbon and dark sugar aroma. Intense foam. Amber color. Low sweet taste. Very special and complex

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6846) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2017
330ml bottle picked up at the brewery. Pours out copper golden topped with a sand head. Nose is oak bourbon barrel vanilla spice rich malts and belg candy. Taste is more of the bourbon barrel oak some booze belg candy sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svitankova (32) - UKRAINE - FEB 19, 2017
033 bottle. Pours dark copper, white head, low retention. Malty, rich, sweet aroma, dark fruits, raisins, honey. Rich malty taste, burnt caramel, fruity acidity, white grapes, stonefruit, hints of spices. Aftertaste is semi-sweet, almond-like bitterness, tartness, warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (2050) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Slightly sweet with Christmas spices. The bourbon is definitely present but doesnt overpower. Full-bodied with a holiday bread essence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (2339) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 12, 2017
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear copper, compacted sediment, diminishing beige head, latent gushing. Pretty strong Bourbon barrel nose, vanilla, masking out the malts and lovely dried fruit if the plain version. But also some musty cheesy notes, as well as cooked corn and mold. Medium sweet, lovely vanilla sugars, subdued alcohol, some woody tannins and a harsh musty bitterness. Seems to be a fine beer, but flawed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rugamu (169) - SPAIN - FEB 9, 2017
Diferente cerveza con sabores totalmente nuevos, madera y caramelo, poco lpulo. Duradera en boca. Quizs se nota demasiado el alcohol por poner un punto negativo. Espuma persistente. Algo cara, pero repetira.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeijoA (51) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2017
33 cl bottle, bottled 04/06/14. Deep ruby colour with a modest beige head, looks quite inviting. Aroma is of toffee, banana, malts and alcohol, very difficult to find the bourbon, at best a small note in the background. Flavour does have some of that bourbon-like lack of nuance immediately in the taste, also in the middle with oak and dark, ripe fruit, finishes finally with malts, ripe fruit. Flavour is just so harsh, just like American bourbon, I guess it does what is intended. In the end, it is pretty good, but not very subtle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (228) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2017
Mooie amberkleurig. Moutige geur met veel gist en alcohol. De smaak leunt aan bij een barleywine; bourbon, gedroogd fruit en lichte karamel. Mooie afdronk met een licht zuur (waarschijnlijk koolzuur) die het zoet fijn countered.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wixie (502) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2017
Hazy light brown liquid, small head. Strong fruity aroma. Medium body, tiny little bit carbonation. Taste is sour and sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1752) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Ive been pleasantly surprised by all the Struise strong ales and this is no exception. Cinnamon, sugar, dates, and warm oak are well blended and entice you to wish youd bottle more. Good stuff.


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