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


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RATINGS: 925   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 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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hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2009
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Bottle from Oak Tree. Amber in color with a medium head that recedes but retains well. Aroma of tart apple, earth, light funk, and spice. Taste is somewhat sweet with apple esters, somewhat earthy, lightly funky yeast, slightly metallic. Medium body, alcohol well hidden. Light spice hints.

DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
Bottle from Swolf3 shared by Hophead22.. Pours a chunky orange color..Smell is fruity, a little boozy and metallic... Taste sweet and has that belgian yeast flavor to it. Kinda like 07.07.07 epic

mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle shared by Hophead22. Pours cloudy and orange with a bunch of chunks and virtually no head. Aroma is medicinal and fruity, slightly boozy with a hint of dog. Flavor is mostly sweet under ripe fruits, pennies, and slightly herbal. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Ugly, but overall not bad.

Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
11.2oz bottle from Swolf3, thanks Wolf. Shared woth DuffManSW and mspindler. Dark gold pour. Slightb fruitiness, apple maybe. Kind of apple juice sweet, with a distinct belgian yeast flavor.

Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2009
Pours a medium brown like a murky cider with a huge white head. Lots of sediment floating in my glass. Smell has lots of yeast and is kind of stale and earthy but yet sweet. Citrus and a little spice round it off.Taste is much stronger than the nose would make you to believe. A good alcohol taste and a slightly bitter hop end. It is sweet with yeast, honey, malt, and spices.A light body with medium carbonation.

jake65 (3979) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 18, 2009
Bottle: Cloudy brownish orange pour with a thin, creamy beige head. Strong aroma is rich with Belgian spices, namely cloves. Some corriander and orange peel too. Flavor is smooth with maltiness, dark fruits, orange peel, and cloves. Finishes a little dry with some yeast and faint florals. Very good.

Fin (10750) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2009
Bottle that I picked up at Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, Belgium, March 09, consumed 16-04-09 Pours murky puddly orangey brown, actually more brown than orange. Fruit and spice dominate the nose which at times brings forth visions of being sat around a brazier with a steaming mulled wine. There is a real softness in the mouth with this beer, streaks of citrus mingle with the spices and a yeastiness is also apparent. Finally I note that the mouth is gradually being warmed by the 10% alcohol, yet this doesn’t detract from my enjoyment of this beer. A7 A3 F8 P3 Ov15 3.6

vyvvy (6574) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2009
Pours amber / copper with a small sudsy head that is very dark for a tripel. The aroma has dark honey, thick esters, very yeasty, toasted malt and a hint of spice. Medium / full body that is slick and velvety with soft, yet lightly stinging carbonation. The taste has thick dark caramel, toasted malt, honey, herbal tea and alcohol warmth. The finish has more heat, spices and minor hops then there is a lingering since of anise and sweetness.

Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2009
Another beautiful De Struise beer. Good lord, these guys are becoming another De Dolle for me. Which is bad considering I needn’t have another $5/bottle temptation, the broken condition my wallet is in. Tastes lively for sure and sugary, like crisp tart alcoholic apple cider and snicker doodle spice. Pumpkins? And some orangy citrus, though not in a hoppy way. Beautifl beer too with chalky chunky yellow amber gooiness.

jrob21 (3760) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Pour is a murky dull orange color bordering on brown. Aroma is seriously deep with some wildness about it along with some citrus fruit and caramel syrupy sweetness. At first sip you get a full bodied malt experience with some bread and chewy grain. That gives way to a lemon and orange citrus flavor and the finish is all yeast and spice, clove and coriander. After all of that goodness you are finally left, rather unfortunately, with a bit of a hot alcohol mouth feel. Other than that though I am pleasantly surprised by the complexity of this guy.

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