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


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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CasperRuben (63) - - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Interesting color: kind of red/orange/brown/yellow, nice white/reddish head. The taste is also very interesting: it is very very balanced. It doesn’t have the amount of bitterness and carbonation you would expect in this style, which I really like. Combine this with the full bodied, yet not overpowering, sweetness, and you have a very great beer!

julesxxl (126) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 14, 2018
(2013, marron clair, nez & bouche cassis-muscat aventinusiens, first liquoreux, end astringent, choco (sacré noël !))

solidfunk (9729) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2018
Wonderful stuff, with great balance. Florals, citrus, prune, and some we done port like the harbor is on fire. Murky maroon pour with great head. Sweet finish. Everything a Belgian dark should be. Bottle.

geolgau (544) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Aroma: nice, complex, warm. Dried fruits, sweet malts, biscuits, caramel, standard belgian strong smell with just a hint of port wine. Taste is also standard for a belgian, sweet and oily (just like a port wine). Nutty, woody.Not much wine in the taste, but nice nonetheless.

bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2017
(330ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of mustiness yeast, caramel, vinous, and dark fruit. Flavor of caramel, port, wood, yeast, minerals and earth with a dry finish

tapefuzz (920) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2017
11.2oz bottle. Pours reddish amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is fruit cake, toffee, port, sugar, spice, plum, and light roast. Taste is toffee, toast, some port, Belgian yeast, spice, fruit cake, and very light wood. A hint of raisin at the end. Some chocolate surfaces slightly from the port. Belgian yeast lingers, as does a little wood. A little bitterness. Some alcohol on the tongue, but more subdued than in the regular Tsjeeses. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Crisp-ish mouthfeel.

BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy brown with a medium, bubbly light beige head, medium-short retention. Aroma is moderately oxidized (wet brown paper, sherry) port and rich, dark fruits with rich malt (bread, caramel, cookie), candied fruit reminiscent of fruit cake with soft alcohol notes. Flavor is bright alcohol, not fusel, with moderate oxidative notes of sherry and wet brown paper, rich bready and caramel malt, dark fruits and port with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation with medium alcohol warmth.

carlom (116) - ITALY - OCT 10, 2017
2013 - Colore ambrato, schiuma compatta e persistente. Aromi di uvetta, caramello. Al palato caramello, zucchero, canditi, legno, vino liquoroso, leggere note fruttate. Una birra dal corpo medio, dove le note barricate e di porto sono evidenti. La più equilibrata e forse migliore della serie.

dorain (713) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2017
Die Version 2011 aus der Flasche im 2017-08 getrunken. Die 7 Jahre Reifung und der Portwein-Einfluß haben aus diesen Bier ein wunderbares komplexes Teil gemacht. Bislang mein Bestes aus der Tsjeeses Serie. Verdammt Lecker!

john44 (3454) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle. 2013 Vintage; Bottled July 2014; BB Aug 2019; Drank July 2017 - Orange amber in colour. Medium creamy off-white head. Malty; caramel, candy sugar, bready, oaky. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, plums, port notes. Mildly spicy. Yeasty; sedimented. Sweet malty fruity spicy yeasty throughout. Rich, smooth and fairly dry. Liked this. Good stuff. (2017-07)

psilosophy (826) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JUL 8, 2017
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur ocre rouge- brun, mousse assez faible , tenue moyenne. J’imagine qu’ à la base, c ’est le même brassin que pour la "Bourbon barrel", pour autant, le viellissement en fût de porto change radicalement le breuvage, c ’est un peu plus doux et plus fruité, bref, oui on sent carrément le porto! Carbonnation moyenne. Trouvée à Roby - Menin.

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