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


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RATINGS: 751   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (3444) - - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. Unclear copper orange with some yeast chunks floating around in it. Small no lacing off white head. Aroma is caramel malt, over ripe fruit, prunes, honey, dusty, musty. Oxidation. Taste is heavy sweet, light bitter, body is medium+, texture is oily, carbonation close to flat. Finish is sweet with caramel and fruit notes.

ironcontra (367) - POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
So much alco afterbite, kinda ruins it for me :/ Other than that, figs, caramel, apple, slightly sticky / syrupy, OK but not one of their classix

ardeo (493) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2017
33 cl de chez Beer-lovers shop de Luik (Belgium). Couleur orange/rose avec petite mousse retombante. Nez sur les fruits (divers : orange, prune, raisin etc.), le bourbon et le caramel. Bouche effervescente avec du sucre candi, du caramel, du fruit, des spices, de l'alcool et une amertume finale certaine. Bien rafraichissante malgré (?) le sucre et l'alcool et une beer que je vais retenir !

mariojbra (13) - 60810160, BRAZIL - AUG 14, 2017
Liquido denso, acobreado, opaco. Aroma frutado e gosto adocicado inicialmente que evolui na boca para uma sensação mais equilibrada, tornando quase imperceptivel o doce e alcool no retrogosto. Mais uma excelente struise.

CH-303 (2291) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Appearance: Dark brown, some light tan head.
Aroma: Lots of dark fruits, prunes, some dark malt.
Taste: Dark fruits, prunes, slight dark malt. Not too much barrel. Nice.
Bought: Café Rose Red (Bruges), 150 ml tap, €4.00
Info: 9/7-2017

TrefwoordPunk (1281) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear amber with a tiny and fading white head and an aroma of brown sugar, wood, yeast, banana, bourbon, thyme, rosemary, toffee, overripe plums, vanilla, peach and madarin. The taste is sweet with a medium carbonation, medium to full body and some nice medium herbal hoppy finish. Nice beer, but I thought the original beer was better than the barrel aged version.

Ysok02 (1714) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2017
Robe ambrée, fine mousse crémeuse, persistante. Nez tout en élégance sur des notes maltées, épicées, boisée, pointe de bourbon... sur un fond de caramel, de fruits jaunes confits, très élégant et complexe. Bouche à l’attaque riche mais très élégante, du fruit, des épices, une bulle crémeuse à souhait et une longueur kilométrique sur une finale boisée mais qui reste fraîche. Une très grand bière, en effet un cran au dessus de tsjeeses élevée en fûts de Porto.

heman (1110) - Tychy, POLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Barwa miedziana, piwo przymglone, piana mało intensywna, ale trwała. Aromat intensywny, karmel, melasa, suszone owoce (daktyle, figi), nuty rumowe, przyprawy w tle, zdaje się, że o korzennym charakterze. W tle wytrawna nuta drewna. W smaku pełne, początkowo słodkie, jednak powoli przechodzi w wytrawny finisz. Analogicznie do zapachu, ale z mocniej wyczuwalnym drewnem na finiszu, nieco cierpkim, z taninami, osadzającym się na długo w przełyku. Finisz to muśnięcie alkoholu, sama nuta bourbon-u raczej na granicy autosugestii.

ArtificialCyst (1229) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAY 7, 2017
A shared bottle. Aroma: Vanilla, caramel, fruit, spices. Appearance: Dark golden body, low head. Taste: Malts and barrel, alcoholic, dried fruit. Palate: Medium-low body, medium carbonation, sweet and alcoholic finish.

visionthing (5470) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 6, 2017
On tap (2014 Marker’s Mark) at TCBW, Tallinn. Slightly hazy amber with a b off-white head. Rather fruity and vinous aroma with mild bourbon notes, wood, hints spices and alcohol. Fairly sweet, but some acidity notes and tannins. A bit too much on the sweet side, but quite enjoyable.

carlom (72) - ITALY - APR 27, 2017
Colore ambrato, schiuma poco persistente, al naso malto, leggeri sentori di legno. Sapore di vaniglia e leggeri richiami alla stagionatura in botte. finale dolce.Una birra equilibrata ma senza emozioni.

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