overall
98
99
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 726   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a huge white head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of oak, dark fruit, apple, pear and raisin. Taste is caramel, fruits, dates, and alcohol. Syrupy and lightly carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2724) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Another really hard to find one. Gray yellow colored pour. Nose is sour, metal, and powdered sugar. and fruits. Taste is creamy, and of grapes, caramel and booze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13563) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Particles. Powerfull fruity yesty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong licorice and fruity notes. Long nice warming finish. Very creamy palate. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2009
From 75cl bottle - Beautiful slightly hazy deep amber body, fine sparkle, creamy off white head that could last a little longer; Very fine nutty yeast soft nose with an almost Calvados sharpness and aroma accompanying, very nice; Very soft textured body with a big very soft carbonation, super balanced, could be a little more powerful; Medium long finish with a very special mild alcohol burn, again the Calvados barrel is there. Very interesting and drinkable beer, somehow the barrel or age has taken away the spicy touch (which I like a lot) from the hop and spices in the normal version. I have tasted the small bottle from this year (2008) and find it even better, just havent had the time to rate it yet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjs (6739) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2009
(Bottle at One Pint Pub Belgian weeks 09) Murky golden and hazy. Malts, sweetness, fruitiness and alcohol in aroma. Full bodied and dryish palate with medium carbonation. Malts, hint of dried plum, sweetness, bit of saltiness, hint of liquorice and bitterness in taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bontus (778) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2009
33cl Bottle dranken Geers. Pours murky copper brown with a thick foamy head. Explosion of alcohol, sugar and yeast. Lightly caramelized malts. Wood, pears, pepper and vanilla noticeable. Alcoholburn. Creamy mouthfeel yet well carbonated. Long balanced finish. Heavy bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
Cloudy orange colour with a white head. malty, spicy aroma with yeast and alcohol sweet notes, some pepper and oak hints. Malty, fruity and spicy flavor with notes of oak. Light dry yeasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12277) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2009
from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark orange colour under a solid bright white foam; beautiful lace; aroma of yeast and peaches with notes of wood and apples; very sweet and with a robust malt body, slightly oily, long fruity and woody finish with tons of residual sugars - too sweet to be really great

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2009
From the bottle flows a hazy, glowing, deep amber liquid, substantial in body and crowned with a whipped head of off-white froth. Bunching at the edges, the bubbly foam leaves sticky, jagged lines of jagged lacing that resemble lightning strikes across the sky. The nose is centered in well caramelized candy sugars, though soft, vanilla-laden oak asserts significant influence. Funk and citrus elements present in the regular version are mellowed considerably by the assertive, yet delicate wood. Flavors too are sweet, soft, and easy-going. Bronzed, blonde candy sugar, oak, and distant hints of maple are most prominent, though some spicy citrus peel and faint coriander are also there. Dangerously drinkable for a 10% ABV brew, the palate is both smooth and substantial, without any annoying stickiness. A subtle alcohol burn is all that holds it back. One of the better tripels Ive encountered in ages, this is an entirely different animal than the non-oaked version of Tsjeeses. Different, yet equal, in all material respects. Very good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8008) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2009
(Bottle, Gollem, Amsterdam, 2 Aug 2009) Cloudy orangey brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of dried fruit (apricots, raisins), brown sugar and hints of oak and vanilla. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, dried apricots, burnt sugar, hints of wood lurking in the background and a spicy, malty, slightly vinous finish. Full body, sweet with a balanced spicy bitterness. Tasty, warming and very nice beer.


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