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


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RATINGS: 930   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cinek (264) - POLAND - NOV 28, 2016
tap.strefa piwa. pomarańczowe, wysoka, drobnopęcherzykowa piana utrzymująca się do końca picia. prezentuje się naprawdę pięknie. w aromacie głwnie mid i rodzynki. po ogrzaniu generalnie bez zmian. w smaku pełne, słodkie, ale nie ulepkowate, wyraźna kwaskowość gdzieś po drodze. alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa, nasycenie w punkt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (2499) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Draugt Aroma-dark fruits, floral Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sourness, lightly bitter, light sweetness, Palate-full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (4305) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2016
From tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Aroma is malt, lots of caramel, nuts, dried fruits, raisins, mild spicy and sugary notes. Flavour is quite sweet and a bit sticky. Body is above medium. Rich and sweet tasty Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (878) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines dalry road. Pours hazy brown, lots of sediment. Nose of caramel, molasses, maple syrup, forest floor, slight oxidised notes. Taste is spiced fruit, boozy fruit punch, more molasses/caramel/forest, wee bit past its best, but very nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ardeo (359) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl de 2015. Bire de belle couleur cuivre mais trouble mousse bruntre moyenne. Nez fruit (pche, prune, raisin), caramel. Grosse effervescence en bouche puis caramel, biscuit, fruits avec une petite amertume. Savoureuse, agrable. Bon produit de la brasserie Struise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (3525) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy amber, a little yellow foam. Aroma: wine, spicy, plum wine, dried pear, raisins, esters. Taste: white port wine, raisins, plums, pears, a little bitter, a little spice, malt, very warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2016
Bottle 330ml (2013) - cellared for 3 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a murky bronze. Head is large, foamy, beige and lasts well. Aroma is rich and complex; leafy hops (light), candied orange slices, dried apricots, brandied apples, lightly toasted raisin bread, cooked brown sugar, allspice and cloves (light). Flavour is smooth and slightly vinous with a very light leafy-hop bitterness; lightly toasted wholegrain bread, candied orange slices, brandy soaked dried apricots, dried currants, cooked brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger (light) and a lightly spiced finish (-coriander). Full bodied with an oily texture, medium carbonation and a good length, dry finish. MUCH better than I was expecting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3849) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
2015 Vintage Bottle 33cl @ Zombier, Malaga, Spain. A: Hazy amber. T: Malt, caramel, alcohol, spicy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1772) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2016 A long hard ride. Wild and very kruterwrzig. S, wollstig und very sweety 😁. Dunkel malzgranatig und ein auergewhnlich komplexes und schweres Kaminbier. Wurde uns in einem wunderhbschen Struise Glas eingeschenkt. 0,33/5 im CAFE DE KOFFER Groningen. War die 2015er Edition. Heute die 2016er Version vernascht. Entschieden kratzbrstiger und gestrter als die 2014er gebourbonagede Variante, die wie zeitgleich vernaschten. Anscheinend hnlich Wrzaffin, wie sein Vorgnger.....krastig und angeburnt.. 8/4/9/5/18.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (1083) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 4, 2016
Lots on the nose. Sourness, spicy yeast, brown sugar. Like a fine dubbel with some sweet malts and warming doughiness. Interesting mix of sour and traditional dubbel. Some medicinal bitterness in the finish which didnt sit so well. Very soft and the alcohol is nearly completely undetectable, but I expected something like other Belgian christmas beers.

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