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


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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5362) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Crisp amber pour with a white head. Sweet fruits, yeast and alcohol scents. Great on the palate with a big sweet fruit flavor and no hint of alcohol whatsoever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle. Hazy orange with small white head, very lacy. Aroma of a variety of spices, earthy and floral, notes of citrus, booze and yeast. Flavor is somewhat sweet and balanced with lighter citrus hops. Medium bodied, syrupy-sticky texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (23973) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
21st February 2008. Brewed with cane sugar and spices. Dusty tasting amber beer with an unusual aftertaste of orange and peaches. Xmas brew 2006

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a lovely rust orange with thin, persistent offwhite head; I got some yeast in there, so grayish floaties spot the glass, as well. The aroma is assertive spicy yeast with a tangerine and lemon quality, a hint of white raisin, and a little bit of oak. The flavor is spicy alcohol and yeast, coriander, and lemon. Theres a mild honey and raisin sweetness, but overall the beer is on the dry side, which I like. Once in a while I get a sort of tropical taste in the middle of the mouth. The finish is much like an oaky chardonnay, with a bit of remnant yeasty character. That spicy alcohol lingers into the aftertaste. Quite a good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours slight hazy amber coloured with a nice big lacing and lasting off white head. Aromas of dried fruit, caramel, sugar, orange fruit and some alcohol. Rich and sweet flavour with notes of caramel, dried fruit, yeast and warming alcohol. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3698) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
pours an opaque honey-amber color with some suspended sediment. light tan head with nice retention and lacing. aroma is saison-like...mild spice and alcohol, some fruitiness and orange peel. also smells a bit like stille nacht. flavor is sticky sweet up front followed by spice and leather with a touch of grassiness but somewhat off and muddled. mouthfeel is nice and silky, lively with a very dry finish. not too bad but not up to my expectations of struise...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2009
I do want to thank my wife for it she picked it up for me. Poured into a tulip I got a finger worth of white head that trailed to a thin lace. The color of the brews body was peachy orange. Some floaties were there as well Aromas of a slight earthy funk, candy sugar and spices (Nutmeg) filled my nose. The flavor was close to the nose. Sweet and earthy with some great Christmas spices. I treated it like a sipper and I loved it. The brew felt about medium bodied in my mouth with good carbonation. If my wife wants to buy me another I gladly drink it again. I might even buy one myself

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2009
Draught (vintage 2008) at Stockholm Beer Festival 2009. Hazy orange amber color. Sweet and tart aroma with gooseberry, red currant, toffee and honey. Sweet and tart-berryish flavor with red currant, spicy toffee and meat broth. Thick body. Very original, hopefully we will meet again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2009
0.33 L bottle. Opaque, golden-orange body. Low offwhite head. Yeasty and fresh fruity aroma. Notes of lactic acids. Also flowers, orange zest and mild spices. Taste is more spicy, has a semi-dry, restrained malt body with an acidic citric and berry-ish fruitiness. Well prononced, kind of sharpish bitterness. Medium to full body. A certain alcohol warmth in the mouth. Spicy finish. Not your usual Christmas seasonal, yet a great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Really impressed by how well balanced and how well hidden the alcohol is. A lot of sediment in this one.. And a serious gusher, too! Banana, vanilla, candy yeast, and some apple notes. Struise never dissapoints.

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