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


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RATINGS: 927   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2509) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle dated B-09-09, September of 09 I would assume. Cloudy amber pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of stone fruit, dark fruit, husky grain, light caramel, some cereal and lots of bready yeast. Tastes like a big sweet barleywine up front, lots of toffee, sweet caramel, butterscotch, spice, dark fruit, soon after some hazelnut, earth, hints of sweet nectarine and other stone fruit, sweet salted fruit and caramel finish. Heavy, chewy bodey, light but slightly sharp carbonation and slightly dry finish. Good stuff, it doesn’t seem much like a Saison, but being 3 years old I am not alarmed.

danielyabu (1708) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 17, 2017
Small frothy offwhite head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing. Murky thick bronze body. Aroma: moderate malty, raisin, ruby port, honey, nutmeg, alcohol. Initial flavor: moderate sweet. Final flavor: light sweet and moderate bitter; long duration. Palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, medium carbonation, moderate alcoholic finish. AROMA FIGO. Leve toque condimentado de lupulo. Dulçor com toques frutados, lembra também figo. Amargor lupulado mais alto que o da Bourbon, equilibra muito bem o dulçor. Forte aquecimento alcoólico, não esconde o teor. Presença de mel no dulçor, bem como background maltado. Marriage of fruity, spicy and alcohol flavors supported by a soft malt character. Esters are reminiscent of pears, oranges or apples. Low to moderately low phenols are peppery in character. A low to moderate spicy hop character is often present. Alcohols are soft and spicy, and are low-to-moderate in intensity. Muito saborosa, mas perde bastante em complexidade em relação às reserva Bourbon e port. 120 s

Jultsu (1217) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2017
2013 Pullo @Tuulensuu. BBE 31/12/2018. Pientä sedimenttiä lilluu pohjalla, ruskean semisamea väri, ok vaahto, jättää hunnun. Tuoksu makean huumaavan kirsikkaisa. Suutuntuma makean leipäisä, vetisehkö, kirsikkaisa, kepeä ensialkuun mutta samalla alkoholipommisa pohja, ei tässä viinan ja kirsikan lisäksi paljoa muuta tapahdu mutta ihan nautittava tällaisenakin.

Navers (219) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle from Smak Piwa, Wałbrzych. Beer served in 9°C, Goblet Glass. Pours dark amber, little to no head. Aroma is nutty, caramel, dark dry fruits, belgian yeast, spices. Taste is sweet, smoked like malt, spices, brownies, yeasty, warming up, but alcohol is very well hidden.

tapefuzz (826) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2017
11.2oz bottle. 2015. Pours reddish with a small white head. Aroma is raisins, spice, some toffee, and light plum. Taste is toffee, raisins, light berries, some toast, some sugar, yeast, and spice. Earthy yeast and an odd spiciness in the finish. Moderate bitterness, although it becomes more present as the beer warms. Light booziness on the tongue. Malty and bittersweet with just enough hop presence. Medium-full body. Soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel.

carlom (92) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2017
Versione 2015 X mas, colore ambrato scuro, schiuma media poco persistente, al naso frutti rossi, ciliegia, e uvetta. Sapori di caramello, frutti canditi e vaniglia, inizio dolce che vira verso il secco, si percepiscono le note di alcol. Una birra decisa, con un bevuta non troppo avvolgente.

basjansen14 (455) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2017
Oranje kleurig bier met een kleine witte schuimkraag. Aroma: moutig, zoet, abrikoos, wat alcohol. Smaak: zoetig, mout, karamel, abrikoos, gist en wat alcohol. Veel koolzuur.

jinroh (2282) - ESTONIA - APR 9, 2017
Pours dark gold or light copper. Sweet Belgian candy sugar aroma. Bit of figs, dried fruits, slight hops and wax. Lot’s going on. Tastes sweet, bitterness is strong, spicy and candy sugary. Lingering slight hop tingle. Good stuff.

TimE (6130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 7, 2017
Hazy dirty caramel, sour, dark fruit, tons of cherries and apricot. Malty. Smooth. Warming. Good winter warmer.

Qnex (32) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAR 30, 2017
I drank the 2015 version on the begging of 2017 year. Brown-ish hazy color, small white head, soft carbonation. Aroma is sweet toffee with slight dried fruit traces.

guzgorog (940) - FRANCE - MAR 17, 2017
Cuvée 2015. Magnifique robe rousse, fin col de mousse blanche. Nez complexe de candi, fruits murs (prune, raisin, fraise, pomme). Bouche sur la pomme, fraise, herbe, léger côté poivré, épices. L’alcool est bien chaleureux, maertume moyene, corps liquoreux, légère astringence. Très bonne bière, bien qu’un peu lassante sur la fin du verre...

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