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Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (2008-2010) - De Struise Brouwers

Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (2008-2010)Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (2008-2010)

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92
outstanding

164 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.03%


Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 12-27-2008)
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Reviews by Crosling:
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Crosling

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This ale pours with a gloomy orange color and a huge, frothy and strongly lasting foam. Aroma is strongly reminiscent of the regular Tsjeeses, even still has the hops. Soft golden fruit, white burgundy, earth. Flavor is very pure, belgian. Well balanced and very sweet. It's a nice beer. But, it doesn't show a lot of wood character.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2009 20:18:23 | More by Crosling
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Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (2008-2010) from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.