Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - De Struise Brouwers
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4/5 rDev -1.7%
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).
03-15-2013 19:15:26 | More by thierrynantes
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
01-24-2013 23:18:46 | More by Tucquan
4.15/5 rDev +2%
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
12-24-2012 19:59:28 | More by MDDMD
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
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
11-17-2012 20:21:23 | More by eduardolinhalis
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
12-02-2012 16:08:31 | More by Brabander
4.85/5 rDev +19.2%
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!!
12-20-2012 03:08:58 | More by AdamBear
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
90 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.