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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 932   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
Embrouille (2853) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2009
Bottled 33cl. A fantastic beer throughout. Hints of jasmine and ginger. Mindblowingly good hop profile. I reveled in every sip.

4.4
eManu (544) - 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.

4.2
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.

3.4
Yves (3042) - 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.

3.7
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

3.6
DYCSoccer17 (3698) - 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.

3.8
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.

4
jredmond (8288) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle split with Pat and Sean. Aroma is spice, perfume and some kind of fruit. The taste is really good, simple but extremely well balanced.

3.4
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2009
Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. Hoppy citrus and orange aroma. Quite fruity bittersweet taste. The alcohol is very well hidden. Quite a good beer. It is however not very outspoken, good, but just not very special.

3.6
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle, 33 cl. Orange coloured beer with white stable head. Smell is fruity, light sweet and malty. The taste is a good mix of malts, light fruity, light sweetness on the background, some spices included with a light hopbitter finish. Also some alcohol noticeable in the taste. Not reallya great taste, but very well balanced and complex beer anyway.


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