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


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RATINGS: 746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeijoA (65) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (364) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wixie (549) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2017
Hazy light brown liquid, small head. Strong fruity aroma. Medium body, tiny little bit carbonation. Taste is sour and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1811) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (1382) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle on Christmas day, pours amber with a white head. Quite like a barley wine, with dried fruit, sugar, wood, bourbon, orange and spices. Tsjeeses!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paulvanpelt (605) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2017
Goudbruin bier met off-white kraag die snel verdwijnt. Zoet, licht zuurtje. Aroma van gedroogd fruit, banaan, gist, honing. Licht melig, medium co2, volle body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1633) - Unio da Vitria, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2017
Average creamy frothy offwhite head. Good lacing. Mostly diminishing. Flat thick dark-amber body. Aroma: moderate malty, caramel, dark chocolate, citrus orange, raisin, alcohol and bourbon. Initial flavor: moderate sweet. Final flavor: moderate sweet light acidic; average duration. Palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation and metallic moderate alcoholic finish. aroma de whiskey aparece somente aps algum tempo farejando. Dulor maltado, permeado por elegantes notas de Bourbon no cu da boca, bem como leve presena acida que ajuda a atenuar o sabor de modo a equilibrar a cerveja. Impresso alcolica bem mais alta que a da reserva port. Paladar mais amadeirado que aquela. Definitivamente uma experincia diferente, mas igualmente prazeirosa. O leve azedume lembra ameixas frescas. O dulor traz tambm a presena de frutas secas. incrvel a alternncia entre o azedume e dulor maltado inicial e o final alcolico do Bourbon magnfica cerveja. 210 s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svartvit (409) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Pours a bright clear amber with a small fizzy white head. Obviously sweet. Aroma is fruity, berries, raisins, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, allspice, cinnamon, toffee bit of oak. Heavy sweet, light bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (2138) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
2013 edition, 33cl bottle at home from Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Nose is perfume, fruity, floral. Body is hazy ruby, head is medium, beige, frothy, average lasting, good lacing, run out so much after opening. Aroma is honey, fruity, floral, light bourbon, herbs. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium sweet sour, light hoppy bitter, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky texture, average carbonation. Heavy, strong flavor, nice one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (2117) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2016
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy bronze color, with some cola bubbles. Bad sherry, black bread, rye, wet grass, and bitters. Sweet, spicy, and off. Medium body, sticky, thick, and dank. This is off, in some way.

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