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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
2011 Vintage - Red & Yellow label.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-26-2012)
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-16-2014 10:56:06 | More by lgmol
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-29-2014 01:09:01 | More by uturn
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cirobordieri

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-05-2014 21:27:58 | More by cirobordieri
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-27-2014 13:29:03 | More by Sammy
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heymikew

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-05-2014 23:47:31 | More by heymikew
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2014 12:07:39 | More by Beer-Ed
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-31-2014 05:46:56 | More by ricecracker420
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elHeron

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-16-2014 19:27:03 | More by elHeron
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Coren

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

12-30-2013 14:45:15 | More by Coren
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danieelol

Australia

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-29-2013 08:22:31 | More by danieelol
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-14-2013 02:41:59 | More by nmann08
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%

Got at the brewery today and that makes it a special occasion. Dusky copper color, big head of large-bubbled ivory foam. Nice but restrained smell of wood shavings and resin, a smokey (in a good way) tea aroma, some bread, Christmas spices. A heaping mouthful of flavors slugging it out for supremacy and struggling to stay in balance. A powerful punch of hop spice and caramel malt, with the raisin-y port thing coming all through, making for a candy-apple treat and bitter contrast. Full and fleshy in the mouth on the first taste but it all slips down nicely and not overly coating. Special, unusual, interesting, satisfying, but a lot to sort through.

11-23-2013 21:06:18 | More by ManforallSaisons
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discodoni

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

10-24-2013 18:04:14 | More by discodoni
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BeahDrinkah

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-05-2013 01:38:29 | More by BeahDrinkah
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Brabander

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-19-2013 20:06:23 | More by Brabander
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Anatole

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-19-2013 11:09:28 | More by Anatole
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.54/5  rDev +18.8%

33cl Bottle: given to me by Ian Harrison, a big thank you!

Best before Boxing day 2017: poured into a Westvleteren chalice at home on 4 Sep 2013. I managed to keep most of the sediment in the bottle, but a few bits joined the lovely reddy brown bodied beer. The head was thin and sparse from the start.

Sweet nose of pure sugar, yeast, and Port notes too.

The taste is equally sweet and Port infused. The alcohol, which is barely hidden, adds an extra dimension. I could pontificate about the flavours and depth of character but I'll leave that to better pens than I.

A truly wonderful beer.

09-04-2013 20:49:34 | More by BlackHaddock
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simoen

Belgium

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-01-2013 08:49:39 | More by simoen
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-27-2013 01:13:08 | More by dirtylou
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%

Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Served in a snifter.

A - Looks nearly identical to the Bourbon version, but thankfully not a gusher.

S - This reminds me of the 2009 Tsjeese Reserva I had; a nice mix of fruity esters, canid sugar, red fruit malts, sweet port, and a touch of vinous oak. Alcohol is well-concealed too.

T - Like the bourbon version, the taste seems to lack oomph relative the the aroma. Oak, bread, and peppery yeast overwhelm the fleeting port and red fruit sweetness that appears mid-palate. No alcohol, but somewhat muted and lifeless.

M - Nearly identical to the bourbon version, with a tiny bit less spritz to it.

D - Decent stuff, but needs a bit more flavor depth and potency. I think port barrels are a far better marriage with the base beer, as the flavor profiles are similar and the oak character is more restrained. I'd give this another shot if it was available locally.

08-14-2013 15:16:52 | More by MasterSki
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +11.5%

Poured in to tulip.

A - Opaque medium amber with an orange glow around the edges and a thin layer of taupe head.

S - Belgian yeast, clove, sweet grapes, oak and a bready malt sweetness.

T - Belgian yeast esters up front with clove and spice notes and a big bready sweetness. The port barrel adds a big grape presence that further adds to the sweetness and lighter toasted oak notes. Some warming alcohol throughout.

M - Medium body with some chew. Light carbonation.

08-14-2013 00:50:28 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

07-03-2013 15:08:46 | More by Thorpe429
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nafnikufesin

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-20-2013 20:09:32 | More by nafnikufesin
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

06-12-2013 20:48:51 | More by ajzy
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%

33cl bottle - 2011 vintage. Batch 11. Pours a dull, copper/amber color with a loose, consistent, quarter inch, cream-colored head. Nose expresses ethanol, candi sugar and something slightly herbal. Taste follows nose with a hint of toffee and candied fruit, but some hops bittering cuts through the flavor profile. A trace of anise and medicinal at the back. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a slightly oily texture. Carbonation is lively - a bit too assertive and somewhat gassy. Overall, this beer comes off as a barrel-aged Belgian Strong Pale. I liked, but didn't love this beer as there really was no impression of the port character present for me. Somewhat of a swing and a miss.

05-22-2013 01:04:26 | More by Jwale73
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Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Porto Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
85 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.