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Struise Tsjeeses - De Struise Brouwers

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90
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370 Ratings
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Ratings: 370
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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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

12-22-2012 04:57:28 | More by Peyton5410
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Schneider Weisse glass at Local Option.

2011 vintage. I always feel odd when I don't know how to properly spell/pronounce beers. This one's just mean in that regard. It pours a clear sunrise brass-amber topped by over a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises mild fig, Belgian yeast, very light brown sugar, very light orange zest, and light caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, along with lots o' perfume-y flowers (seemingly lavender), pine resin, and plum. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a pretty solid BSPA, though nothing all that earth-shattering or anything. I'd be interested in trying a fresher one, if only just to compare the experiences.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2012 02:11:43 | More by TMoney2591
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Bendurgin

Maine

2.18/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

My brother gave this to me because he didn't like it. Well then, thanks. Poured into a tulip. This one pours a muddy brown tan with just a small cap of white head.

This smells like grapes. More like a white wine than a beer on the aroma with a slightly tart edge. The pallet is boozy with sweet white grape blanket.

The body is medium with soft carbonation. Overall this one is going to down the drain. Complete fail.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 02:57:14 | More by Bendurgin
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-16-2012 15:00:05 | More by Number3red
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-13-2012 15:53:09 | More by Treb0R
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a mat-finish dot-matrix-type of label, the fine brewers of Struise further insult our senses of taste with an elfin image of hippie-Jesus with embarrassing retro-Oakley sunglasses. Are you kidding me? This beer has got to be killer to overcome its defects in marketing and advertising.

Opening with a muddy goldenrod color isn't helping much as the typical sprite appearance is weighted down with excessive yeast haze and an inordinate amount of sediment. But capped with an eggshell white foamy head, the Belgiany froth is withstanding and appetizing from start to finish.

Aromas further exude confidence as a melange of fruit and spice entertain the nose. Ripe red apples, melons, pear, apricot, and mangoes all align for a candied scent that's uniquely pleasant. A counterpart of spice comes in softer waves- first coriander, then clove, white pepper, and earthy cumin before I dive right into taste.

Flavors ensue with a focus on tropical and mild citrus fruit, but doing so in a honey dipped and Pez-like kinda sweetness. Thinned with pleasant cider acidity and white wine vinous complexities, the beer balances with spices and tannin as much as it does moderately earthy hops. A delicious rebuttal from white pepper, cumin, celery seed, and light aniseed all provide a balance to fruit and malt and provides a seamlessly alcoholic tasting finish.

Medium throughout, the beer's textures is richly honey-like to start, but the spritzy attitude of sparkling white wine interrupts the residual sweetness and gives a much needed pepper and zest quality that takes the beer into finish with a cotton candy-like evaporation.

Despite being an ugly duckling of a beer, the taste is nothing short of amazing. It not only forms "proper" impressions in taste, but excells in the supple sweetness that makes Belgian-style beers magical. I just with it pushed further and challenged me to award it with even higher scores.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 06:57:53 | More by BEERchitect
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

12-08-2012 10:07:58 | More by Evil_Pidde
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stabbingcontest

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-03-2012 21:42:42 | More by stabbingcontest
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CheekyBroad

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

11-30-2012 20:58:39 | More by CheekyBroad
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safaricook

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -25.2%

11-25-2012 11:15:40 | More by safaricook
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jlt6116

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-19-2012 02:52:44 | More by jlt6116
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-01-2012 21:10:02 | More by ste5venla
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-27-2012 22:01:39 | More by tbeq00
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Geist, a De Struise tick. The more beers I drink from Struise I realize the less Struise I want to drink. This is a good example of a puffed up beer that doesn't even crack the realm of mediocre for the style, but there is a pot smoking jesus on the label so it must be edgy. Oh well.

Beer is dark amber and completely hazy, thick in the glass, thin white head, low carbonation, low retention, looks like a beer.

Aroma is sweet, holy hell is the aroma all malt, some alcohol.

Beer is medium in body and really sweet, it is like a hyperactive sweet tripel. You can taste the alcohol...for what it is I guess it is fine but for as expensive as this bottle gets, this is not a good beer. There are way better strong pales out there for half the cost and I won't be returning to this beer anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 21:04:17 | More by drabmuh
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Side by side with Tsjeeses Reserva.

The beer is hazy and appears dark copper colored. Small head with little lacing. The aroma offers malt, sweet breads, yeast, caramels, rain. The flavor offers caramel and butterscotch candies with additional notes of Belgian yeast and bready malt. The beer is relatively light bodied with fairly low carbonation. Solid, but not quite as good as the Tsjeeses Reserva.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 01:57:24 | More by Huhzubendah
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-18-2012 23:49:47 | More by t0rin0
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-18-2012 19:34:18 | More by mendvicdog
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-14-2012 13:53:53 | More by ReeseMax3
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WynnO

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-08-2012 05:36:46 | More by WynnO
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samEBC

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-30-2012 21:09:50 | More by samEBC
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

08-26-2012 18:21:58 | More by ILiveOffHops
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dgilks

Australia

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage drop shipped straight from Vleteren.

Very hazy golden colour. Persistent, long-lasting, blonde head. Very nice.

Bready, earthy, citrussy, fruity, spicy. There is a tripel here. It is a little strange but it works well.

Malty and smooth with lots of yeast character. There is citrus and clove. Some earthiness. Not bad.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Solid.

A reasonable beer. I don't mind the balance of yeast, malt, alcohol and earthiness here. It comes together fairly well.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 11:10:18 | More by dgilks
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-17-2012 14:28:05 | More by pperez38
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ADZA

Australia

4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the 2010 vintage and pours a dark copper hue which leaves a creamy two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is caramel candy,boozy alcohol,raisins soaked in brandy and fruitcake,the mouthfeel is full bodied and has tastes of caramel candy,fruitcake,marzipan,warming alcohol,cherries,spicy lemon and is finished nice and dry,overall its a nice drop full of interesting tastes and would love this at Xmas cheers.`

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 05:55:01 | More by ADZA
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mcss

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-18-2012 03:17:58 | More by mcss
Struise Tsjeeses from De Struise Brouwers
90 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.