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Struise Tsjeeses - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 21
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed and bottled on the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.

EBC:14, IBU:32, OG:1093, FG:1018, ABV:10%
Hops: Marynka, Brewers Gold

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006)
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Reviews by DPFRD:
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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very murky pale brown that shows tints of red and yellow when light is diffused through it. Head was about 1cm and dissipated quickly.

S- Dark fruits, some spice, yeast underneath with some hops stinging through.

T- Comes out strong, getting some date like flavors, with some good pronounced malt, with the spice riding all the way through. The hops leave a sting on the tongue, followed by some phenolic warming.

M- Medium thick, but gritty. Mild carbonation.

D- Very enjoyable, but pretty strong, so a sipper to some.

O- I like it, it's tasty, interesting flavor wise and interesting in the way it was brewed. It's not mind blowing, but it's definitely top quality and worthy of recognition.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 06:33:40 | More by DPFRD
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4.93/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a microbrewery. Oak-aged. It has a funny label of a drunk looking guy wearing a Santa hat with stars. I wonder what it means. It pours into a chalice with a nice creamy head. It looks dark brown, blurry. It smells like plums, licorice, brown sugar, some liquid bread, dark cherries. Medium body, medium to low carbonation, fruity in the middle and an explosion of flavors that hides the alcohol. This is pretty amazing.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium amber hue with lots of haze, crowned by a thick finger of creamy tan foam with great head retention. Not particularly pale, but definitely not dark; whatever it is, it's attractive.

Smell: very sweet and malty with a pretty decent dark-fruit character; there is plenty of date character in the mix. It really does straddle the line between a pear & apple Belgian pale and a raisin & date Belgian dark; frankly, I like it.

Taste: sweet malt with a little dankness and more of that middle-of-the-road fruitiness; there's pear, date and maybe even a little tobacco. It's a little on the sweet side for my taste, but that can be overlooked.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Ba-dow!

Overall: what a lovely beer. It is a bit too sweet for me, on balance, but there are too many good elements here to outweigh that factor. I think this is a great stab at a Christmas beer; big ABV and plenty of character, but not a big spice bomb. Dig it!

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Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a tan colored head. Nice head retention that leaves thick gobs of lacing.

Lovely candied fruit scent. Notes of prunes, cinnamon, orange peel, candy, brown sugar, fruity yeast, and shortbread. Absolutely fantastic scent reminiscent of Christmas and all it's cookies and cakes.

Flavor is nearly as complex with a slight sweetness of fruit and candy. Definite notes of orange peel and cinnamon and allspice. Finishes warm and slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is full and lively, but not too spritzy. Very good beer and recommended.

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Sweet malty flavours, again with a big confectionery character. Some noble hops remain along with a hit of booze. A little cloying.

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Foams a bit out of the bottle, pours a ruddy, leather brown body. Tight foam that's decent. Smell is Belgian candi, taste has much the same but has cinnamon more prominent. Carbonation is lively, good stuff overall.

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Struise Tsjeeses from De Struise Brouwers
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