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


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RATINGS: 904   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at Bad Apple Chicago. Almost clear orange with covering dusting of head, pretty dense lacing that slides back down for the most part. Dried fruits and a coating layer that reminds me of de dolles sweeter beers (without all that sweetness). Finish is lightly herbal with a drying effect from the alcohol. Light carbonation is at a really good level. Theres some basil here in the finish. Smells of toast, brown sugar, buttery sweetness, maybe some pepper, and the least hint of mint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1135) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Poured from bottle purchased at Gordons Waltham no idea of vintage says Lot C 8 10 golden brown with an off white head. Aromas of caramel fruit esters caramel malt and clove. Taste is not bad for 6 years alcohol hidden thin flavor follows.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6450) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Pink and purple label, vintage 2010, shared by T.J, much thanks. Amber color with a ton of yeast and sentiment. Aroma is malty, alcohol, caramel, and a shit ton of Christmas spices.

Yeast is dusty, a tad bit papery but considering the age it is not bad. Of course the alcohol is totally hidden at this point. The spice seems to have preserved it somewhat. Nothing real off putting. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (2404) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2016
TSJ 11, lot c 8, 10 shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks, TJ! Pours golden brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, fruity esters, clove. Flavor follows. Caramel, fruity esters, clove. A bit thin but holding up well after 6 years in the bottle. 10% well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
idserda (13) - Zwolle, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2016
0.33l bottle. Amber color with small off-white head that disappears completely very quick. Fruity aroma (mainly apricot and orange) and honey. Taste is quite sweet, bit astringent with overall bitter aftertaste. Has plums, dried candy and caramel in between. Okay, but not really my kind of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cinek (114) - POLAND - NOV 28, 2016
tap.strefa piwa. pomarańczowe, wysoka, drobnopęcherzykowa piana utrzymująca się do końca picia. prezentuje się naprawdę pięknie. w aromacie głwnie mid i rodzynki. po ogrzaniu generalnie bez zmian. w smaku pełne, słodkie, ale nie ulepkowate, wyraźna kwaskowość gdzieś po drodze. alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa, nasycenie w punkt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (2113) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Draugt Aroma-dark fruits, floral Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sourness, lightly bitter, light sweetness, Palate-full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3769) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2016
From tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Aroma is malt, lots of caramel, nuts, dried fruits, raisins, mild spicy and sugary notes. Flavour is quite sweet and a bit sticky. Body is above medium. Rich and sweet tasty Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (655) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines dalry road. Pours hazy brown, lots of sediment. Nose of caramel, molasses, maple syrup, forest floor, slight oxidised notes. Taste is spiced fruit, boozy fruit punch, more molasses/caramel/forest, wee bit past its best, but very nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ardeo (224) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl de 2015. Bire de belle couleur cuivre mais trouble mousse bruntre moyenne. Nez fruit (pche, prune, raisin), caramel. Grosse effervescence en bouche puis caramel, biscuit, fruits avec une petite amertume. Savoureuse, agrable. Bon produit de la brasserie Struise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (2834) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy amber, a little yellow foam. Aroma: wine, spicy, plum wine, dried pear, raisins, esters. Taste: white port wine, raisins, plums, pears, a little bitter, a little spice, malt, very warming.

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