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


on tap

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RATINGS: 925   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2010
Had this one over Thanksgiving dinner! Nice, lightly foggy golden color with a good white head. Nose is light fruits and malts with some nice spices. Similar in the mouth: light fruits with some nice, zesty spices. An amazing Triple, and good compliment for Thanksgiving dinner! I wish I had more for the rest of the holiday season...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Foams quickly out of the bottle to produce a murky brown-orange body with a light khaki colored head. Aroma is dulled yeasty esters, caramels, dried fruit, lightly spicy. Taste is sweet, caramel, fruits, raisins, apparent alcohol, spicy yeasty estery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foodtraveller (61) - BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2009
This is not a Christmas beer, this is simply a good beer. Fruit comes in first. things like apricot and other dried summerly one, orange peels a little bit. Afterwards a nice hop comes and stays in the mouth for a while. Now I wish I could taste the reserva!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2009
Bottled 33cl. A fantastic beer throughout. Hints of jasmine and ginger. Mindblowingly good hop profile. I reveled in every sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eManu (542) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2009
Pours an orange color with lots of yeast chunks and a nice off-white head. Aroma is very fruity, malts and yeasts, even a little champagne-like aroma. Flavors is again very fruity, raisins and grapes, herbal, yeast, honey and spices. Low carbonation, creamy and very smooth, good sweetness and bitterness. This is a very complex brew, lots of strong aromas and flavors, with a long lasting taste in mouth. This is really great Xmas brew, a great way to end your winter day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Pours a murky orange with great lacing. Aroma-caramel hay, citrus, green apple and banana esters. Flavor- apricot, molasses, spices, earth, hops, caramel. Hops in the finish with a nice malty sweet complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2971) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2009
A hazy light amber coloured ber with small white head and medium carbonation. A fruity yeasty aroma mixed with some hops. Full bit sparkling palate. Finish is bitter, bit roasted ending with an alcoholic touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2009
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 181209. Amber with white head. Aroma of yeasty esters. Flavor is malt with some added sugars and fruit notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3674) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 24, 2009
11 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma is grassy, herbal, with some yeast esters present. Almost smells like theres a little funk or barnyard in there. Fair enough aroma. Transparent golden body with a small, quickly dissipating whitish head. Starts pretty chewy, and stays thick and chewy throughout. A bit buttery with a lot of doughiness. Some spiciness is also present. A bit of an herbal, spicy, grassy hop bitterness to finish. Ethanol is hidden rather well. This is above average, but nothing mindblowing. Certainly not worth the $7+ I paid for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with James. Pours hazy orange/copper with a nice, foamy white head. Aroma of apricot, pear, barley, bread, and hints of spice. Moderate body. Finish is smooth with a bit of a bite. Very good tripel.

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