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

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RATINGS: 753   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2016 Drank this brew a couple of times! Once on tap at the Waregem beerfest (08), and also at the Struise farm from a 75cl bottle. Both tastings had a hazy orange/apricot color. From the tap though, the head just exploded with a superb creamy head that settles into a thin layer. The bottled was a little more restrained than on tap. The aroma was absolutely stunning with hints of oak, refreshing butter, honey, vanilla, and loads of mango and apricot; alcohol was well hidden for 10%abv. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. The taste had chewy fruit notes with a malty character along with a touch of vanilla and oak; what an amazing complex brew. You would never know that this was 10%; I had no trouble polishing off this beer. Gotta love this Tripel!! Another great brew from the crew at Struise.


3.8
jonas (7994) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2017
Backlog rating from RBESG 2008, grand tasting: Hazy golden, cream head. Big hop, citrus, belgian yeast. Orange yoghurt. Mellow mouthfeel. Citric aftertaste.

3.6
SimonBlok (720) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: copper brown with big, egg-shell white head. Aroma: caramel, dried apricots, some bourbon. Taste: high sweetness, medium bitterness and slightly acidic. Notes of caramel, raisins, sweet spices, dried fruits, trace of banana, tannins and a hint of bourbon. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture and medium carbonation. Pretty sweet and not very complex

3.4
ironcontra (401) - 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

4.1
ardeo (511) - 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 !

4.2
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.

3.8
CH-303 (2344) - 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

3.8
TrefwoordPunk (1289) - 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.

4.6
Ysok02 (1771) - 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.

3.8
heman (1134) - 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.

3.5
ArtificialCyst (1302) - 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.


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