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Struise Tsjeeses - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 22
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-07-2013 07:30:20 | More by SStein
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-21-2013 12:18:00 | More by BierMeJohn
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-12-2013 03:52:00 | More by cadaugherty
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-30-2013 04:10:23 | More by BAsbill
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2008 bottle, bought off shelf and drank in 2013.

Pours a medium nutty brown color, thick and cloudy with lots of floaties. Pretty nice white head. Belgian "pale" ale my ass.

Smells pretty quad like--very malty, nutty, yeast, bananas, hints of other fruit, booze, really a lot going on. Definitely smells like it has a few years on it.

Taste has a lot of the same but less sweet, has a slightly fruity almost vinous character. Good, but less complex than I expected.

Body very thick and rich, booze still shows a bit. Kindof a sipper but feels pretty good.


Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 01:42:04 | More by AlexFields
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-27-2013 06:04:34 | More by Jamison85
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-24-2013 01:39:35 | More by Sparky44
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-20-2013 23:17:55 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-16-2013 02:12:09 | More by IrishColonial
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-09-2013 01:29:55 | More by mscudder
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

03-05-2013 23:56:07 | More by IPAchris
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3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap into an elongated tulip glass at Max's taphouse in Baltimore. Just changed the kegs and first sip.

A golden and very bronze clear body is presented on the pour with not much head given, with some golden brass like hues towards the bottom. The carbonation on this really moves in slow motion so slowly up the glass. It litteraly crawls. The colar is a faint tan color.

Nose is closed, with maybe a sense of mild classic candi like sweetness. Straightforward but not really diverse or impressive.

Palate has a slight sense of vinous feel on first sip, with a classic Belgian mixing malt in the mid palate at first. Moderate carbonation, but a sense of simple white sugar that just dominates and takes the palate over.

It's a fine simple example, but it's also kind of pedestrian. Not my ideal Belgian big pale ale (tripel or not), and it seems like de Struise could have done better.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2013 20:54:05 | More by smakawhat
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-25-2013 11:49:46 | More by Thorpe429
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-30-2013 22:51:28 | More by imperiallibations
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-28-2013 14:34:31 | More by DmanGTR
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United Kingdom (England)

3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with no visible BB date (Lot 2621080611). 2011 vintage. Purchased ages ago from a Belgian webshop. Described on the label as a blonde ale with herbs and spices, and features an image of Jesus in a santa hat.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very hazy marmalade-amber colour with good carbonation. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam with excellent retention; this slowly subsides to a surface layer. Aroma of caramel malt with notes of fruity yeast esters, earthiness, sugar, mild clove, hints of spice, faint herbs and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, with a subtle warming whiff of alcohol.

Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a fruity character and a very dry finish. Notes of earthy yeast, fruity esters, sugar, mild spice, faint herbs and stewed hops. The spices seem muted and indistinct. A subtle hint of booze in the background, followed by a mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, dry and lightly tingly, with a lovely body that envelops the tongue. Highly astringent, with an aftertaste of sweet malt, earthy yeast and faint spice/herbs.

Pretty good - a solid brew with excellent balance. Perhaps a tad too dry. The spices and herbs seem to have faded to the point where they cannot be individually discerned, but the overall flavour is pleasant. The alcohol is very well hidden, and contributes only slightly to the aroma/flavour. Not the most amazing Christmas brew in the world, but a decent, well-crafted beer. Worth sampling if you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 02:45:04 | More by jazzyjeff13
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3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2013-01-07 in Bowling Green, KY. This is lot C/8/10 (from the code on the bottle)

A - Very hazy orange-brown with a 1/2-finger off-white head and mild lacing.

S - Belgian yeast funk, apricot, spice.

T - Homemade bread, fig, plum, holiday spices, orange marmalade and tart apricot. The sweetness yields to drying alcohol and moderate hop bitterness.

M - medium body and light-medium carbonation. Semi-smooth yet prickly.

O - Getting old and a bit oxidized but still enjoyable. Not as good as their Pannepot but a nice treat at a real good price of $5.99 per bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 02:48:07 | More by Tucquan
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-07-2013 20:27:00 | More by cwd
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-31-2012 19:07:20 | More by ROGUE16
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-28-2012 13:55:34 | More by Lanstrum
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3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found while browsing at Fleming Place Wine & Spirits in Topeka, KS. $7 for an 11.2 oz bottle. Labeled C 8 10. Poured into a snifter. I think this might be a 2011 bottle?

Appearance: One finger of head that quickly recedes to a ring around the glass. Almost looks like dirty dishwater. Orange brown color-that makes me think of a ripened peach.

Smell: Candy and bubblegum followed by an almost white wine like smell. Spiked apple juice. Molasses like malts.

Taste: A fading holiday beer bouquet upfront (clove, anise, ginger, cinnamon). A sweet, slightly acidic wine like alcohol bite down the middle. Herbs, then a a bready finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly acidic with a dry finish. Medium mouthfeel. Light, fizzy carbonation at the beginning.

Drink this while taking apart your Gingerbread house. I can only imagine how much spicier this would be fresh. At this point it's almost like an herbal tea. I really enjoyed the wine like character it had and the way the ABV was hidden. Probably one of the better "spiced" holiday beer I've had. But when considering the price I won't be buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 06:36:47 | More by CowsandBeer
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

12-27-2012 03:54:57 | More by ejimhof
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New York

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass. Bottle labeled LOT B, 6, 08.

Appearance: This brew comes out a very cloudy brown, head slightly off-white and didn't rise much...maybe 1/2" dropped to nothing after a sip or two with nice even lacing.

Smell: Strong yeast smell complimented with fruit. I don't smell this beer I inhale it, yes it smells this damn good.

Taste: Sweet bread, with touch of nutmeg and very strong yeast taste. It feels like brown sugar and strong malts.

Mouth: Sweet after-taste but not as sticking as I believe it should be. Comes off light carbonation, granted this brew is at least a year old and should be taken into consideration.

Overall: This beer was given to me last year's Christmas (2011) and served Christmas night a year later and without a doubt a beer worth aging and having again and again. Take your time and drink with pride. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 08:22:52 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-24-2012 22:02:55 | More by captainbearcat
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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-brown orange color with a smallish off-white head and a little lacing

S-caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, cloves, hints of pepper, slight earthiness

T-sweet malt, dark fruit, cloves, pepper, molasses, coriander, hint of vanilla

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth mouthfeel and not overly boozy

O-a tasty sipping beer with the usual good blend of Belgian flavors

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 19:49:45 | More by MDDMD
Struise Tsjeeses from De Struise Brouwers
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