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

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RATINGS: 758   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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3.7
DutchDrebus (6191) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2013
Slight gusher, but thanks to my superhero reflexes I managed not to spill anything. Hazy orange to brown with lots of yeast particles floating around in the glass. Medium to big off-white head. Smells sweetish, malty, deep and somehow some chocolate, but there isn’t a lot of smell. Beer is served at slightly below room temperature so that shouldn’t be a problem. Tastes definately sweet and malty. The bourbon doesn’t really come through, the only thing I notice is a slight wooden taste. It’s a subtle beer, even though it has 10% abv. Full body without being heavy or alcoholic, quite a lot of carbo, but it’s the soft kind of carbo that doesn’t bother the drinkability. It’s quite a good beer, but it doesn’t have any features that make it a great beer for me. One of the most subtle heavy beers I’ve ever had though, which is definately a quality.

3.4
javiercrasher (639) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 27, 2013
Cobriza mate. Buena espuma blanca, muy jabonosa. Aroma dulzón. Oleosa, con bastante cuerpo. En boca frutas confitadas, azúcar de caña y recuerdos a las barricas de madera. Quizás excesivamente dulce, lo cual no deja rastro del alcohol.

4.1
Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle shared with craftycarl21, GT2 and Dan the Man. Cloudy variegated golden amber color, large fluffy cream colored head. Aroma of vanilla, citrus, summer fruit. Taste is smooth and silky peaches and cream, very subtle whiskey. Nice stuff.
Earlier Rating: 7/6/2010 Total Score: 4.2
75 cl bottle, December 2008, pulled from an obscure cobweb filled corner of Deca by Urbeer, shared with Owen, BigMomma, SeaBass and Herman the Host. Decanted. Clear golden brown, small white head, massive lacing. Aroma of apricot, pear, grapes. Taste is summer fruits, syrupy and slightly sour. Delicious!

3.7
thomat (4140) - G�teborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2013
Amber with a thick white head. Fruity and malty notes. Malt, fruit, spices and hops. Full body and a nice bitter sweet after taste.

3.1
Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and bourbon. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and bourbon, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
Earlier Rating: 12/30/2008 Total Score: 3.8
Bottled. An amber beer with sediment floating around under a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alcohol, spices, and lots of fruit. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of fruit and light notes of spices, leading to a dry spicy finish. I think it need to mature.

3.4
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted caramelish and light yeasty. Caramelish, sweet and toasted malty. Sweet malty and light fruity. Toasted and light phenolic finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/30/2008 Total Score: 3.4
RBESG2008: 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Aroma is solid yeasty and with a mild orange fruity note. Flavour is dry and phenolic with a solid yeasty touch and a dominant caramel malt flavour. Fruity yeasty finish with a mild wooden touch.

3.3
Pinball (12310) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
cloudy light brown, small white head. aroma is mild, slightly fruity. flavor is fruity, malty, boozy, caramelly, bourbon,
Earlier Rating: 9/3/2009 Total Score: 3.8
33cl bottle, unclear cloudy brown with floaties, nice smooth offwhite head. vinous aroma, aslo nuts, malts, notes of what could be brett. flavor is soft, blended, very good, vanilla, wood, spices, fruits, it all is so mixed up and balanced and soft that it’s a big pleasure to drink. very tasty. You don’t notice the 10% abv at all. finish is a bit more bitter and alcoholic than the flavor, but it suits the beer very well.

3.2
JanLaursen (3372) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Vintage 2011. Hazy orange with a small frothy white head. Light phenolic, fruity aroma, not as sweet as the port barrel aged version. Flavor is sweet, though, malty, yeasty, spicy, with a only a faint touch of bourbon. Still, give me the non barrel aged version any day.

3.4
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Vintage 2011. Pours a cloudy amber with a small, creamy off-white head. Lightly phenollic aroma with some brown sugar. Thick and syrupy, caramel and toffee with a phenollic touch. Very little barrel character - and hardly any traces of Bourbon. 210113
Earlier Rating: 8/1/2008 Total Score: 3.6
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of fruit and metal and some alcohol. Good full body with sweetish caramel and fruit and smooth and discreet notes of wood. No real bitterness but lots of alcohol. Round, pleasant and complex and definitely more interesting than the original. 290608

3.6
anders37 (27014) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty woody bourbon aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty woody flavor. Has a sweetish malty yeasty caramel woody bourbon finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/1/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty oaky aroma with some hints of yeast and caramel. Fruity malty oaky dark fruit flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some hints of dark fruit and oak in the aftertaste.


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