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

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
2011 Vintage - Pink & Purple label.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-27-2012)
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thierrynantes

France

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : amber color with tan foamy head.
Smell : caramel, yeasty and bourbon aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : sweet malty and light fruity flavors, spicy and woody finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian Strong Ale (vintage 2011).

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 19:15:26 | More by thierrynantes
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-16-2013 02:58:56 | More by IrishColonial
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-03-2013 22:19:22 | More by akang
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2013-01-24 in Columbia, PA. This is lot C/8/10 (from the code on the bottle)

A - Fairly clear with some particulates orange-brown with a 1/2-finger off-white head and mild lacing.

S - Belgian yeast funk, some sour, overly-ripe apricot, spice.

T - Figgy pudding, plum, holiday spices, orange marmalade, light bourbon and tart apricot. It's pretty sweet but yields to drying alcohol and moderate hop bitterness.

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

O - I like this quite a bit better than the regular Tsjeeses I had earlier in the month. The bourbon barrel aging helped moderate some of the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 23:18:46 | More by Tucquan
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-21-2014 02:47:36 | More by ElGallo
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

S-malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, cloves, hints of bourbon

T-toasted malt, dark fruit, molasses, cloves, coriander, hint of vanilla, very light bourbon presence

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and not at all boozy

O-a tasty BSPA for sipping, but did not have as much of a bourbon presence as I had hoped for and I had difficulty distinguishing it from the regular version

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 19:59:28 | More by MDDMD
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-18-2013 21:18:28 | More by Photekut
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -50.7%

07-05-2013 23:46:35 | More by ajzy
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-12-2013 03:52:15 | More by cadaugherty
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-22-2013 20:02:56 | More by randylangford
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-17-2014 14:14:24 | More by DeutschesBier
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-30-2013 04:10:09 | More by BAsbill
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-19-2013 03:16:57 | More by Sludgeman
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-15-2014 05:43:56 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-dark amber with a thin almost non existent white head. lots of floaties. motionless body. looks heavy and still, like a swamp.

S-very strong pale belgian malts. very malty, lots of caramel and sugars. some rawness. very big smelling. intimidating almost.

T-holy snikies. this is amazing. this is a perfect BSPA. comes in with toasty pale belgian malts and caramels and spices, quite impressive with the spices. peppercorn mostly. the after-taste though...it comes very late, but with a great hit of bourbon barrel. wow this is complex, and not subtle whatsoever.

M-good medium to heavy carbonation with a fairly dry finish

O-Might be the best BSPA I've ever had. Wow. it might also be the only barrel aged BSPA i've ever had...and it works. Dang, this brewery will not let me down!! please go out and find this, if you can't find it, message me and I will help you out!!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 03:08:58 | More by AdamBear
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-03-2013 05:51:46 | More by GeoffreyM
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Brabander

Netherlands

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this bottle some weeks ago when i had my Belgium day: picking up Westvleteren and the up to Struise.

Poured this one in the Struise glass as it should be. Nice pour with lots of head and some carbonation. Nice lacing which sticks in the glass. The fluid is a bit cloudy but not much. Nice lightbrown/copper colour. Smell of bourbon but not too overwhealming.

Taste is good with the 10 percent of alchol very well hidden but also giving a good contribution to the beer. Well balanced and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 16:08:31 | More by Brabander
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Duvel Tulip glass.

Lot C from 8/2010.

A: Pours a deep amber color which is slightly cloudy. Forms a huge yellow creamy head with good retention and many lacings formed and left. A thin layer remains for long time and the lacings are quite molasses

S: Absolutely delicious nose. Sweet, spicy and veeery woody. Strong notes of Bourbon. Fruity with notes of grapes. Very malty too. Some flowery hops and alcohol

T: Perfect. Slightly sweet upfront. Very fruity with strong notes of grapes, oak, caramel malts, whiskey and spices (black pepper and cinammon). Considerable hops bitterness in the end

M: Heavy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet and woody aftertaste

O: Excellent beer. Very whiskey and spicy. A beer to be slowly appreciated

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 20:21:23 | More by eduardolinhalis
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-27-2013 05:21:35 | More by bobv
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2013 05:09:45 | More by jwat
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-27-2013 01:48:41 | More by crbnfbr
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impending

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-12-2013 07:07:43 | More by impending
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stumac

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours up a murky apple juice look. Decent white head, subtle lacing. Smells of green sour apples, lemons, candy sugar. Tastes is a trip. It starts with a crispy Belgian carbo bite, subtle caramel malts explode into tart fruits. Banana peel, cherries, red apples. Then muttles into an earthy, oaky, lil bit of vanilla finish. Musty, yet clean. Sticky mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Very tasty you rapscallions.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 04:53:59 | More by stumac
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Can't believe I made it to the Struise school house. This beer was one of the few I picked up while there.

Pours out a coppery/amber that is slightly hazy and full of visible carbonation. Slightly off-white head.

Smells of sweet berry, cherry, and pear fruitiness, wood from the barrel, spice and some alcohol.

More alcohol and spice coming in the taste. Fruity and yeasty as well. When warmed you get much more barrel character.

Lots of carbonation on this bad boy. Scrubs the hell out of your tongue.

Such an interesting brew. A must try from these Belgian dudes!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 09:31:36 | More by MattSweatshirt
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-25-2014 08:29:01 | More by gillagorilla
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
90 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.