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Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

100 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

2011 Vintage - Pink & Purple label.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-27-2012)
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a medium brown color with minimum head, seems pretty carbonated. A TON of sediment on the bottom. Wow, on first sip this is a delicious beer. As soon as it hits my tongue the first thing i taste is dark fruit such as raisins and dates, a touch of caramel to give it some sweetness, and cinnamon. Then comes the bourbon taste with a little bit of oak. This causes the overall taste to be slightly sweet, any more and I may not have enjoyed it as much as I did. The more you drink the more your taste buds will be overwhelmed by the rushes of flavor. This is one of my favorite Christmas beers to date.

Pourharddrinkslow, Friday at 11:57 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a browned golden with nice resilient creamy looking white head and nice spotty lacing.

Smell is bourbon, barleywine-y, a tad vinous. Seems a little crayony which reminds me of other De Struise BA beers- perhaps oxidation, or perhaps the barrel, perhaps a bit of both. It's hard to tell. Bit of mint and menthol, somehow it almost reminds me of Gratitude.

Taste is surprisingly smoky at first, tastes almost like this was aged in Scotch barrels. The smoke isn't overbearing at all though, merely an opening and then a a conclusion to the fruity flavours. Quite drying and even bitter in the finish. Probably just the bourbon bite manifesting itself as smoke and a burnt quality.

Mouthfeel has hints of mint, of course the aforementioned smoke. A wee bit of sourness. Decently sweet but can't really nail this down as either dry or sweet- it bounces around a bit. Barrel is dry, base beer is kinda sweet.

Definitely reminds me of the base beer with a nice BA element added. Leagues ahead of the Port version.

danieelol, Mar 19, 2014
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Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.