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Struise Tsjeeses - De Struise Brouwers

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371 Ratings
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 22
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

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 erz316:
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erz316

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lot B6, 2008 vintage into la chouffe sinfter.

A - a very bubbly beer, two finger head, amber coloured body with some chunks. the body looks like a gel of some sort from the slow moving carbonation and yeast particles.

S - quite a fragrant beer too. fruity, a bit yeasty, and some hint of a spiciness and hops; overall the nose is quite solid and good smelling, but the bspa spicy yeast and other characteristics are lacking for the most part. a bit of nutmeg or cardamom, some sort of xmass-y spice combination.

T - the taste is quite good too, no notice of the alcohol at all, except for a light dryness in the aftertaste. the initial is sweeter than expected, with a good bitter and spicy thing happening. the finish has some prick from the alcohol, and the aftertaste is a bit too sweet for my taste. the spices used in the beer are a solid combination and make a pleasant taste. the only thing I do not like is the overly potent sweetness, but then again this is a x-mass beer, so I guess you cant have a dry, boozy, bitter, bomb of a belgian.

MF&D - the feel was a bit thick if anything, coupled with a low carbonation level, or maybe one that is just not very crisp, made the brew seem even thicker. the drinkablity for such a high abv brew

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 04:50:26 | More by erz316
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-19-2014 08:16:26 | More by zestar
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PolarBear3

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a murky muddy brown colour with frothy head that retains fairly well

S - Sweet candy, toffee, musk like with a hint of dark fruit

T - Sweet malts, some spice, get some dark fruit, figs, prunes, , lots going on but fairly sweet

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation

O - Very enjoyable and highly recommend, a little too sweet but ok

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 12:10:23 | More by PolarBear3
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-10-2014 14:13:44 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-30-2014 20:50:08 | More by Marco_Gtz
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China

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-20-2014 16:15:30 | More by patre_tim
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3/5  rDev -25.2%

06-19-2014 01:47:19 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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tomordonez

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 02:22:57 | More by tomordonez
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-14-2014 13:31:59 | More by kingjohnh
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flagmantho

Washington

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!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 04:15:25 | More by flagmantho
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Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

06-10-2014 17:24:36 | More by Sirre
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-10-2014 13:27:15 | More by earlholman
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Connecticut

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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New York

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 20:04:08 | More by Jmamay22
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brbrocc

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-17-2014 13:16:17 | More by brbrocc
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cyrushire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-03-2014 05:48:17 | More by cyrushire
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-02-2014 16:52:03 | More by jadler16
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orangey amber with a large head.
Nose shows spicy phenols and noble hops along with a doughy yeast note and some apple esters. Also a fair whack of malt with caramel and confectionery notes.
Sweet malty flavours, again with a big confectionery character. Some noble hops remain along with a hit of booze. A little cloying.

Serving type: on-tap

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-18-2014 05:53:51 | More by Lare453
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

***2011 Vintage***

Thanks to hoppypocket for this one.

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle, best before 26-12-2017.

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 18:08:24 | More by papat444
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Struise Tsjeeses from De Struise Brouwers
90 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.