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

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RATINGS: 920   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 Tsjeesess. 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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jybi (170) - FRANCE - SEP 4, 2016
Si la brasserie De Struise avait une devise celle-ci pourrait tre : le got avant tout. Leur recherche de la complexit et des armes est particulirement pousse. Mme si cela nest pas la saison, je me tente la dclinaison en bire de Nol. Peut tre lenvie de garder une me denfant et de retrouver les bancs de lcole. Dune couleur ambre, trouble, celle-ci prsente peu deffervescence et aucune mousse sa surface. Comme toute bire de Nol qui se respecte, celle-ci prsente un fort titrage alcoolique, de 10% Abv, pour nous rchauffer. Au nez, les armes sont trs suaves, sur les fruits confits, le pains dpices et les abricots secs. Lattaque premire est sur le miel laissant ensuite place lamertume et un corps qui se densifie et se complexifie sur des armes pics, de pain dpice et de pruneau. La densit gustative, importante, manque toutefois de matrise et dsquilibre fortement la Tsjeeses. La finale, longue, apporte de surcroit des notes dalcool vieux tel que le cognac avec une touche liquoreuse provenant dune saturation en sucre. Le palais est alors compltement perdu avec une impression de lourdeur soutenue. En conclusion, la Tsjeeses mriterait dtre pure afin de gagner en lisibilit gustative. Il faut nanmoins saluer la complexit de cette bire. Et une chose est certaine, je suis bien rchauff!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head. No lacing. Aroma of syrup and strawberries. Flavour of caramel, peppery malt and heather honey - sweet but not cloying. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Drinks well for the strength but lacks complexity and depth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (702) - - AUG 17, 2016
Brown bottle, 330ml. Pours almond Brown and medium hazy with thin tan head of bubbles subsiding average. Scent is interesting Belgian triple with scents of Apple and ethanol. Taste is medium spiced Belgian ale. Apples. Cinnamon. Finish is smooth and a little sticky on the throat. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (3325) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
At cellar cleanout tasting at deansos. Vintage bottle from 2012 courtesy of kermis. Very hazy orange. White head. Sweet malts, caramel, grain, brett, gumball, alcohol. Over medium sweet, light vegetal bitter. Over medium body, fizzy carbonation. Sweet syruppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1991) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. 2012 vintage. Gusher. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Funky brett, caramel, honey, paracetamol. Medium body, low carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7340) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
June 2016 - Bottle share in Watford as Struise Tsjeeses, 10%, 2013 vintage. Many thanks to Fergus. Dark murky hazy orange-brown, still, foamy dense creamy head, light lacing. Aroma is spicy, bready, tea, twiggy. Body is light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is quite sweet, Candi sugar, some sherry, spicy finish, a little twiggy, some booze showing up. OK but a bit harsh and boozy. (3.3)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vinivini (1699) - BELARUS - JUL 21, 2016
Cloudy amber to orange liquid, moderate quickly diminishing head. Very fruity nose. Lemon, melon, tropical fruit, candy, Belgian yeast. Complex. Medium to full body. Oily to creamy. Mighty still refreshing taste. Candy, lollipop, melon, spicy yeast, lemony hop. Light to medium bitterness balancing the whole celebration. Very distinct, very complex, a top achievement.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jashiu (701) - Gdask, POLAND - JUL 20, 2016
2015 bottle @Pułapka Gdańsk. Smells of dried fruit - a lot of raisins and dates... some plum, caramel, spices and some red wine notes. Pours hazy dark amber with off white head. Taste is dried fruit sweetness, caramel in the beginning and goes through belgian yeast and spices to a dry bread style finish. Soft carbonation, medium full. Overall I loved this beer, probably one of my Belgian favorites. Got one bottle to see how it ages. Amazing beer, highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (951) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
Uit de fles geschonken. Amberkleurig bier. Bekende moutige geur van Belgisch bier met wat tonen van gist. Smaak is moutig, kruidig, caramel. Een prima verwarmend bier, maar in vergelijking met andere Struise bieren vind ik deze iets minder, maar zeker niet slechts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rusos (699) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle 2015, Many thanks to gurthnar. Hazy amber colour, no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, spicy, caramel, yeast. Taste is sweet, malty, spice, caramel. Belgian. Alcohol is very very well hidden. Drinkable. Good.


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