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


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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (308) - - JUL 28, 2013
bellissima..ambrata/rossa con schiuma a grana medio fine molto persistente e di colore leggermente marroncino..aroma superfruttato,uno dei pi forti che ho mai sentito..simile al fruttato val dieu ma oltre al normale probabilmente derivante da lieviti e zucchero c in dolciastro particolare che azzarderei derivi dallinvecchiamento in porto..anche lalcool si sente abbastanza..nel gusto sicuramente domina molto il dolce (zucchero di canna,tripel,invecchiamento in porto..direi anche abbastanza normale come cosa) ,sentori fruttati come nellaroma ed molto piacevole al palato,riscaldante e con corpo pieno e carbonazione bassa..luppolo presente in piccolissime note e come al solito solo verso la fine,,la trovo molto simile alla stille nacht per certi versi,ma forse qui il dolce si sente in maniera troppo eccessiva e quindi la reputo leggermente inferiore..insomma: birra natalizia ottima,veramente ben fatta,invecchiata in botti di porto per un anno che le lasciano quel tocco in pi,un dolciastro non completamente derivante da lieviti e zucchero che quindi la rende intrigante e pregiata..salute!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svitankova (32) - UKRAINE - FEB 19, 2017
033 bottle. Pours deep copper, white head. low retention. Complex aroma of malts, sweetness, dark fruits, hints of vanilla, toffee, honey, meadow flowers. Taste is malty sweetness, hints of dark fruits, caramel, fruity acidity, burnt sugar, lemony notes. Sweet aftertaste, slight tartness, warming alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (2327) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 12, 2017
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear dark copper, compacted sediment, diminishing beige head, latent gushing. Vibrant sweet sugary dried red fruit, sweet dessert wine, light musty notes. Similar luscious sweetness, not alcohol whatsoever, light musty bitterness. Very good, but seems a bit flawed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (580) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
Goudbruin bier met crmekleurige schuimkraag. Aroma van alcohol, vijg, pruim, mout, suiker. Erg zoet, licht droog op de nasmaak. Flink wat co2, volle body. Melig in de mond.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer_queue (121) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2017
2013 vintage, bottled July 2014(?). Quick warning: this ones a gusher. Rose quickly out the bottle and poured with a gigantic head even if done slowly. Cloudy, dark copper with big specks of sediment that looks more like dirt. Aroma is dominated by sugar (syrup, candied fruit, raw sugar); its like walking into a candy store! Some yeast & very subtle spice in the background. Tastes as youd expect with a lot of sugary, fruity syrup notes on arrival like canned fruits. Port notes in the middle. Finishes spice, yeast, & booze. Warms up with a bit more of a funky taste (from yeast I suspect). Light body with a lot of carb that stretches the body out even more. Really hot with alcohol after a few minutes. Not bad but not one of my faves from Struise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottled, amber color, so,e thin foam, has a mild nutty fruit flavor, some caramel and thin grape , clean finsih

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Amber with an off white head. Nose is wood, light wine, florals and fruit. Smooth palate, light port, florals, dried fruit and light alcohol finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1693) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 30, 2017
The Port variant of Tsjeeses is something special. Its a spicy, malty Belgian holiday ale in the traditional sense, yet it tastes like nothing else out there. Brown pour that has red hues when held to a light. Smells like port, fruit preserves, and toasted barley. Prune, fig, plum, raisin, berry, vinous noir grapes, candy sugar, and honey flavors. The booze comes through just slightly. Theres a fat malty sweetness yet its countered by some complex spiciness. The feel is velvety soft. Were it not for the price tag and somewhat limited availability in my area, I would spend a lot of time with Tsjeeses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (1878) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. A- Caramel, butterscotch, raisins, candied plums. A- Brownish orange color, cloudy liquid, beige head. T- Candied dark fruits, caramel, complex. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- A very fine beer. This one had about 3.5 years of age and it showed beautifully. Very smooth for 10% and drank almost like a port wine. Not too strong or too sweet, just really balanced and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2220) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1747) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Hazy red body has lots of red fruit in the aroma and on the tongue. Belgian yeast plays deliciously with the port and oak barrel. A little sweeter than other versions.

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