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

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RATINGS: 927   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices.
Strong blond winterbeer with fluffy white head which has been lagered for 8 months on different stonefruits. Tsjeeses was born out of a 5 year brew experience regarding x-mas beer without being capable of finding a suitable name up to now. With the name came a face, a caricature actually, that was drawn on the day Urbain, our brew master and master brewer, drank too many Tsjeeses’s. Every time he drinks one, he says "Tsjeeses, what a beer". Therefore the name is more an expression of stupefaction than a curse. We have had already many discussions around the pronounciation of "Tsjeeses". Very close would be that you say "cheeses" or cheese in plural.

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4.4
Rascainfierno (58) - MADRID, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2017
Es abrir la botella y empezar a oler pan, pasas, orejones, miel... en boca continua lo mismo... im-pre-sio-nismo... jejeje

4
BuckeyeBoy (8459) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2017
On tap at Struise Brouwers @ The Old School pours out amber copper color topped with a small sand head. Nose is very nice pit fruit raisins light roast caramel toffee sweetness. Taste is more of the nice pit fruit rich malts and a nice sweet and booze heat combo.

3.9
Shark_Pants (765) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2017
330ml bottle 2015 vintage. Pours clear red-amber with fizzy head that quickly disappears and steady streams of cascading bubbles. Fairly sweet aromas of toffee, plums, raisins, herbs and spices, some alcohol. The taste has an initial toffee and toasty maltiness, some stone fruit fruitiness, earthy yeast character, then it really dries out nicely and finishes with a firm spicy and herbal hop bitterness. Noticeable but not overwhelming booziness and alcohol sweetness. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, doesn’t drink as ’big’ as expected for a 10% ABV beer, but a good thing. Really good and, for me, much better than the barrel aged versions which come across somewhat muddy.

3.7
nutjes (1243) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2017
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Licht amber-koper met een gebroken witte schuimkraag. G: Karamel, licht kruidig en veel gedroogd en overrijp fruit. S: Karamelzoet met een zeer lage bitterheid. Toffees, opnieuw veel gedroogd fruit en wat kruidigheid. Veel alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

4.5
m.mahu (193) - Iasi, ROMANIA - FEB 15, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2017 Bottle 2015 Xmas version. Pours hazy, dark amber. Smells of sweet caramels, raisins, overdone fruit, funkness. Tastes like heaven. Sweet caramels, toffe, sweet bread, riped fruit. Low carbonation with punch. Mellow bitterness. Extremely well done. Favourite. Highly, highly recommended. Excellent.

4
Samuel214 (1454) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2017
Flaska från Beergium. Vintage 2015, drygt ett och ett halvt år gammal. Skummar när jag öppnar. Brunmurken vätska som lägger sig och blir mer mörkorange med ett orange-beiget skum. Doften drar nästan åt barley wine-hållet med söt, lite kryddigt ton med mängder av torkad frukt, apelsin, rivet apelsinskal, nötiga toner, kandisocker, brödsirap, råg, knäck. Mellanstor kropp som sväller i munnen. Smak av malt, apelsinkola, brödsirap, bränt socker, nötig. Fin, lite bränd ton i avslutningen. Gott!

4.3
Rugamu (174) - SPAIN - FEB 4, 2017
Diferente cerveza con sabores totalmente nuevos, madera y caramelo, poco lúpulo. Duradera en boca. Quizás se nota demasiado el alcohol por poner un punto negativo. Espuma persistente. Algo cara, pero repetiría.

3.6
Muggus69 (2723) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2017
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. 2015 vintage Pours a slightly hazy dark copper body with a ring of off-white foam. Not a great deal on the nose - raisins, toffee, bready/cakey sort of malt with an nondescript spiciness. Doesn’t feel nearly as potent as it is! Rather dry (well attenuated!?), sort of boozy but not rich like many Xmas (and Belgian) ales tend to be. Once again, dry overall impression - has a sort of sherry-like character about it - not in an overtly oxidised way, more a dried fruity, savoury spice way, with some brown caramel & doughy yeast undertones. Really not what I was expecting - not disappointed, but was kind of bracing myself for a big thick "liquid Christmas cake" sort of affair!

3.9
SylvainCFC (344) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2017
Robe ambrée cuivrée presque rouge foncé. Colonnes de petites bulles. Col de mousse moyen, blanc légèrement cassé, compact. Rétention moyenne. Nez d’abord amer qui révèlent ensuite une palette de fruits. Sucre présent sans excès. Chaleur de l’alcool présente. Petite amertume à l’attaque qui se dissipe cependant que les fruits poussent la note. La vraie macération sur fruit donne une bouche gourmande, sans être dominé par le sucre. ¨Prune, pêche, pomme, poire... Aucun excès non plus sur les épices. Léger poivré, girofle ? Supposition ici car c’est bien intégré. Malt bien présent, gourmand. Fin de bouche de retour sur l’amertume et petite sensation alcooleuse. Bière ronde et corpulente sans excès (courant pour le style). Bière de noël loin des clichés où les fruits ont un rôle central. Bien équilibré.

4
Lowenbrau (4725) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 8, 2017
33cl bottle @El Cabanón, Avilés. 11-07-2016.
2015 edition.
BBD: 08-07-2020.
Pours quiet hazy copper with nice off white head. Short head retention, some lacing. Caramel, roasty, ripe fruit, plums, raisins nose. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is malty, robust, smooth, ripe fruit, some toffee, caramel, dried fruits. Good!.


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