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

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BA SCORE
92
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171 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 15
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of FreshHawk
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

A - Cloudy, murky golden, orange, beige mixture for color. Fairly large foamy and creamy slightly off-white head. Average retention with a nice thin layer of foamy and sticky lace.

S - Wet grainy and bready malt. A touch of fruitiness (in particular apple and orange but some other golden fruit). Some woodiness and earthiness along with a good amount of spice and vanilla. Good amount of yeast and sweetness.

T - Similar to the nose. Bready pale malt and wet grainy taste. Fruity flavors present but not overly strong with apple and orange strongest but some peach, apricot, pear, etc. Some spice of clove, coriander, cinnamon and pepper along with a strong yeast flavor.

M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Fairly smooth.

D - Very drinkable beer that is quite balanced. ABV is well hidden and it goes down easy.

Notes: Best before 12/12/12. Well balanced beer with a good amount of malt, fruit, and grain taste along with hints of woodiness and earthinesss. Not really like other BSPAs and it is pretty interesting, especially with the hints of woodiness. I wasn't fully blown away by the beer, but it was an enjoyable beer.

FreshHawk, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of GbVDave
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Struise tulip.

LOT: C 8 10

A: Pours a lovely deep copper color. A thinnish layer of off white skim spreads out on top and stays around for ages. Lace is ropey and droopy and the carbonation is plentiful.

S: Fantastic. Huge aromas of Bosc pear, red apple, caramel, and a suggested layer of spices.

T: Drank a few sips of a "clean" pour and was impressed with its' fruitiness. Decided to swirl the sediment and treat myself to a "dirty" pour and thats when the spices really pushed through. I noticed allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maybe the barest trace of anise.

M: Slick and sweet. Coats extremely well. The spices dial back on the oiliness with some welcome astringency.

D: An excellent beer. Didn't pick up on any of its' 10% although my cheeks felt a bit flushed by the end of the bottle. So glad I was finally able to try this!

GbVDave, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of DefenCorps
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

I bought a bottle of this at Max's yesterday.

A little cloudy, there's a dense off-white head that has decent retention. The nose is great. Milder than the regular version in that the stone fruit is milder and rounder, with peach, apricot and an excellent, mild, tartness. Quite fruity. The palate opens fruity and vinous with caramel, candied apricots. A little mellower and more vinous than the regular version. Alcohol is very well hidden here. Medium light in body with high carbonation, the flavors on the finish are excellent. I'm glad I bought a bottle of this.

DefenCorps, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

Bottled 8/10.

Pours a hazy honey orange color with a 1 inch off-white head that fades to a very thin cap on the top of the beer. Random legs of lacing on the glass on the drink down. Smells of green apple, caramel malt, Winter spices, and yeast. Taste is of green apple and other light fruit flavors, light spices, and some yeast flavors. There is a slight spice/hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. Mouthfeel has a good level of carbonation but is still a bit thick and sticky. Overall, this is a very nice beer from Struise and slightly better than the regular Tsjeeses that I tried in the past.

UCLABrewN84, May 22, 2011
Photo of perrymarcus
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

pours a cloudy, dull yellow tone while yielding an offwhite 1" head. slowly fades to a lasting cap; decent lacing.

nose is delivers a smattering of fruits: apple, maybe pear, and grape that combine with spice and belgian yeast to give this beer a rather interesting (in a good way) aroma.

flavor mostly follows the nose. very fruity - the above-mentioned plus a little more citric than what i picked up in the nose (esp orange). very good: fairly complex and enjoyable. medium bodied mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

overall i'm enjoying this a good deal. the more i drink it the more i like it. very impressive.

perrymarcus, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of dogfishandi
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

2010 Vintage. 11.2 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into an ommegang goblet.

pours out a murky, reddish, mahaganey color with huge chunks of yeasty trub floating around as well as tons of sediment, kind of takes away from the appearence. a nice retentive off white head, almost a little tan colored. good retention, but no real lace to speak of.

a very vinious, wine like aroma. lots of slightly funky, oaky barrel qualities as well. a hint of a dark fruity, dark bready, slightly sweet malt and just a little tartness.

very nice taste, lots of complexities. starts off with a slightly prickly carbonation and kind of a dry wine taste, then moves into some wonderful, somewhat sweet, toffee, brown sugar, candied caramel, figs, dark breads, a bit of vanilla and a hint of nutmeg and other such spices. the slightest bit of funk. the vinious wine like fruity flavors come back in the finish. all the flavors meld together so nicely.

medium to full in body. just the right feeling carbonation for this beer which is a touch on the high side.

a very enjoyable beer. the regular tsjeeses was a winner for me and this is even better. much like many of struises belgian beers, it seems to
embody everything you would want in a belgian. age has done this beer well with so many complex flavors that meld with one another so nicely. if this is still at my bottle shop, ill be sure to grab more for the cellar. highly recommended.

dogfishandi, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of haz77
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

A - Pours a clear dark amber with a towering few of inches of thick off-white head. Small, lively bubbles of carbonation mean it takes some time to fall away. A good looking brew.

S - Pear drops, medicinal phenols, peach, plum, sweet wine, vinous notes at the back. There is quite a lot in there without the aroma being particularly bold. Good nonetheless.

T - The start is sweet stone fruits with caramel joining in the middle. Medicinal phenols and a bit of alcohol heat pick up towards the end. The warming booze stays around in the aftertaste along with some breadiness and herbal hops/drying vinous flavours in the background. This is a young example so the alcohol may well even out if cellared, although to be clear it doesn't taste near its 10% ABV.

M - Persistent, tingling carbonation keeps the body feeling medium before finally fading towards the end of the drink. This allows a more creamy presence to evolve. A refined experience.

D - I really couldn't put this down once I started drinking it, even with the boozy element making itself known in the taste. I think the standard version is superior, but this is an exquisite beer.

haz77, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Kendo
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

A: Poured into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is fairly clear, but only because of a careful decanting (there was plenty of sediment at the bottom of the bottle). Dark amber with an orangey undertone. Small khaki head on top, leaves some legs behind.

S: Sweetness - some bubblegum and ripe fruit. Yeasty/phenolic-type character to it.

T: Kinda follows the nose: fruit (berries, overripe apples, red grapes) and sugary-sweet. As it warms I'm getting some spice and a touch of woody astringency. Finishes with a drying heat from the alcohol, which is felt in the belly right away. It doesn't seem like 10% ABV in the mouth, but I can feel the alcohol going down. Didn't notice any real hoppiness at first, but there's a bit of lingering bitterness that cuts the sweetness, so it's either getting that from the advertised noble hops or some wood - is this one barrel or wood-aged?

M: Nice feel to it - nice fizzy but soft carbonation. Call it just lighter than medium in heft.

O: Nice beer. Worth the $ I paid for it (I think I paid over $11 for the bottle)? Probably not, but still glad I got to try it.

Kendo, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of Kshock
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

A- Pours a nice golden color, sits with a darker brown hue. Good white head that retains for a little while leaving some lacing but never completely dissipates.

S- Spicy estery yeast, a little alcohol. Nice nose.

T- sweetness with a little fruit behind it. Very clean finish that dries a little. very balanced considering the abv%.

M- very nice soft and light body with a little carb. Dries nicely into a very clean finish.

O- really nice beer, drinks dangerously easy. Well executed.

Kshock, Nov 09, 2011
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Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (2008-2010) from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.