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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Assuming my bottle is not BBA, since I don’t detect the least bit of bourbon. 2010 vintage. Pours an amber orange with medium slightly off-white head, no lacing, and lots of sediment. Aroma of a spicy belgian yeast, toffee, caramel, oak, and a slight floral hop character. Flavor matches well and comes together quite wonderfully. For a 10% ABV beer, this goes down quite easily. Want some more.


3.8
CH-303 (2248) - 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 (1205) - 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 (1564) - 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 (1005) - 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.

4.5
SeniorZozo (1862) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 9, 2017
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3.5
ArtificialCyst (1193) - 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.

3.8
visionthing (5363) - 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.

3.5
carlom (58) - 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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beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2017
330ml bottle from BeerShop.com.ua. Vintage 2011. Pours a hazy copper with a tan head. Aroma is very fruity, sweet, some alcohol. Similar taste with some caramel notes. Slightly boozy. Couldn’t find any bourbon barrel aging presence. Just a good Belgian beer.

3.7
gr_pa (702) - siemianowice, POLAND - APR 23, 2017
Hazy brown, thick head. Aroma: plums, biscuits, hay, peaches, bit alcohol, maybe some wooden hints. Rather dry, medium to full body, medium to high bitterness. Belgian style fruity body, quite a lot malt accents. Long woody finish.


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