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


on tap

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RATINGS: 752   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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fonefan (48737) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Unclear matt medium amber orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate yeasty, dried fruit, candy sugar. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, yeasty, alcohol, caramel, dried fruit, date. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - fizzy. [20130527]
Earlier Rating: 10/1/2008 Total Score: 4.1
Bottle 75cl. @ the Horse school WSF-08 afterparty in Opstal.
[ My Belgium Beer # 1000 ]. Light unclear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lancing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, moderate to heavy yeasty, ripe fruit, alcohol notes, woody. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. ;o)) (240508)

yespr (44810) - 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.

Ungstrup (37309) - 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.

joergen (27983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2013. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops and oak. Sweet finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/20/2008 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle. hazy orange red coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of spices and marzipan with notes of alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of spices, yeast, oak, marzipan and alcohol. Spicy and warming alcoholic finish.

oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2008
Bottled. Hazy deep orange colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and also has some spices and yeast with wooden hints. Flavour is fruits, spices, wood and quite strong alcoholic notes. When the yeast is poured in, some of the alcohol notes go more mellow.

anders37 (26227) - 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.

Papsoe (25063) - 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

omhper (24973) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2008
Bottled at the Struise farm. Hazy amber, small head. Funky orange aroma. Sweet and full bodied. Complex flavour with orange, cinnamon, honey, grain and vanilla. Very lively and fruity. Juicy with concentrated, yet remaing very drinkable. Excellent beer!

madmitch76 (24388) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
14th October 2012
Very hazy amber beer, bordering on cloudy. Big pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Sweet dry malt, trace of wood. Mellow mellow bourbon. Mild lactose. A little spicy bubblegum ester. Dry finish with more creamy malt. Good, not spectacular.

Travlr (24307) - 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!

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