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

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 5
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

2011 Vintage - Pink & Purple label.
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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 25
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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2011 Edition; consumed in Mar 2015

A: Deep amber-brown, like a rotting apricot. SRM19-20ish. Minimal head, as expected, and recedes to a thin wispy white skin quickly.

S: Waxy-fruitlike scent, like a scented candle trying to mimic fruitcake. Stone fruits under barlywine, yeasty bread and stone fruits come to mind.

T: Follows the nose mostly with the yeast and stone fruits shining forward in a more highlighted fashion, figs and other dark fruits present too. Very clean and dry on the palette. Taste evolves as it warms, like the finest quads. Bourbon and Oak just a minor accent, but there

M: Carbonation is minimal (age?) alcoholic warmth is well-masked but present. There's a creaminess that is very pleasant.

Overall, a very nice beer even at 4 years. I have one more and I am torn about keeping it until Christmas as I do not feel like this beer has much time left in storage and the complex flavors are very enjoyable now. Drink now or forever hold your peace :)

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvanWilliams
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ninkasibrew
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very similar in taste profile as the normal Tsjeeses with a hefty fig, grape & apple flavors with some medium bready malt. It is huskier & slightly more mellow, and you can definitely sense the oak & even a very distant bourbon. Better than the normal Tsjeeses, if only because I felt that was a little sharp & boozey, the aging helps balance out the flavor profile.

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3.46/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesStreet
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackieKu
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of papajohn56
4.81/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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

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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeenTired
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of rodzm14
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Sarmento
4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Pens1967
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
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.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.