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

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RATINGS: 940   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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4.1
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
2008 Bottle from Capone’s. Grape citrus aroma. Cloudy, golden body, with a good amount of sediment and a thin fluffy head. Flavor is filled with grape, orange and pine well balanced and hides the alcohol well... very tasty. I would have to agree, the aroma does remind me of Flintstone vitamins

3.3
Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Courtesy of TampaBrew. Pours hazy copper with gold edges and nice white head. The aroma is flintstone vitamins, dark grape like fruitiness and vague sweetness. The taste is the same with dark colored flintstone vitamins, blueberries, dark grapes, some tartness and a thin layer of floral hop notes in the background.

3.7
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2010
LIVE RATE! Cloudy and a bit chunky amber with an off white head. Aroma has some yeast, apples, spices, and honey. Flavor is a bit sweet with some honey and a little hops. Very interesting and nice.

3.9
Slipstream (2720) - USA - JAN 25, 2010
I was delighted to find something from Struise on draft at The Ginger Man. A rich, hoppy abbey ale with nice esters and a warm aftertaste. The flavors blend together very nicely.

4.4
chyldking (14) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Draft at Deep Ellum, then bottle at home. Just outstanding. Red orange with small persistent head. Aroma bready but balanced with citrus and spice. Big in the mouth but not too sweet, belgian yeast and malt opposed by light hop bitterness and a hint of sour.

3.9
Pinball (12626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2010
gift from plovmand - thank’s a bunch! cloudy orange, thick creamy head. relatively mild, but also strong aroma. well blended, a subtle belgian dry fruity faint spicy sensation. flavor is sweet malty, faint yellow fruity, faint flowery, strong caramel, lots of punch from the alc., sort of reminds me a little of a barley wine, but only the good stuff. the fruits and flowers blend well with the caramel, making an easy drink, even though the alc.% is through the roof. Very mild and well balanced for a tripel.

3.7
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Tasted from a 333ml bottle TSJ No. 11 X-Mas Brew. Pours a hazy golden brown. I think that chunky is a good descriptor for the liquid. The head is a persistent white froth. The nose is yeasty and doughy, but dominated by fruits. Apricot, peach, and even red apple are present. There is also a very slight tinge of red wine vinegar and alcohol. It is slightly sweet with the pitted fruits coming through. The alcohol burns nicely, and there are lightly bitter and sour notes on the finish. We have a full body with a sticky texture. The carbonation is average and the finish is long. Overall, this is a very nice beer. The complexity doesn’t really pull through on the palate, but I think that this beer will age well for quite a while.

3.9
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
( 330ml bottle marked 06/08 from batch #11) Pours clear orange with lasting bubbles around the edges. Nose of cinnamon apples, alcohol, golden raisins, and spices. Taste of alcohol, cream, bread, raisins, figs, spicy yeast, and marshmallows. Finish is alcoholic, toasty and creamy.

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SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 Bottle shared by ChyldKing. Pours a cloudy mango colored gold with an off white head. gushed from the bottle. Lots of sediments floats throughout. A light nose with some bready malts and some light fruit notes. Palate is full, with a light tingle and a bit of a syrupy, sticky note. Flavors of doughy malts and some light grassy and dried fruit notes.

4.4
sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2010 [Bottle] Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Huge banana explodes out of the glass. Big breadiness, sweet caramel, honey, restrained alcohol and great fruitiness blend beautifully in the aroma. Taste is similar with maltiness coming out as it warms. Alcohol is pretty mild at first, especially for 10%. When it warms, it does obviously get hotter, but still fairly controlled. Nice medium mouthfeel, fairly dry. Finish isn’t overly long, but smooth. Outstanding beer--can’t wait to try the reserva.


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