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Struise Tsjeeses - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 24
Gots: 67 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

patre_tim, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of tomordonez
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.

tomordonez, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev -0.2%

kingjohnh, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
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!

flagmantho, Jun 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Sirre, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

earlholman, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

mltobin, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

outoffocus, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of Jmamay22
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.

Jmamay22, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

brbrocc, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

cyrushire, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

KindaFondaGoozah, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
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.

CrazyDavros, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Lare453, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

mctizzz, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

BeerBuzzGuy, Mar 15, 2014
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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.

papat444, Mar 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

sendbeer, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Kelp, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

wookievath, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

largadeer, Feb 24, 2014
Struise Tsjeeses from De Struise Brouwers
90 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.