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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-26-2012

2011 Vintage - Red & Yellow label.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I've never seen this one before, that's always awesome. Interesting stuff but getting some cardboard in the nose and taste that's a bit much for me. Nice port flavours. Thanks Jason!!!

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3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benesi88
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJSmit
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Sarmento
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

2011 Vintage. Aged 3 years

Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

Really cloudy dark amber with almost no light passing through it. Creamy off white head, one finger receding slowly and leaving lots of sticky traces.
A lot of spices in the smell, both from the yeasts and the Port barrel aging. Lots of vanilla, licorice, star anise, ginger, with lots of caramel, light molasses, white raisin, fig and candi sugar on top. Smells like Christmas cake with Port wine "accidentally" dropped in the mixture.
Warm alcohol and fruit jam in the initial sip, dark cherry, plum, boozy raisin, overripe peach, apple slices, orange rind. Sticky caramel, faint toffee, butterscotch, a touch of chocolate, cake dough-like maltiness with candi sugar. Quite a rich fluffy "pillow" for the multitude of spices, from prickly peppercorn and ginger to more "festive" licorice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, also some herbal floral tea-like notes and anise. The barrel bring vanilla, a damp woody note and really clear Port, spicy like a generous mulled red wine. The alcohol, far from disturbing, dries the finish and bars the way for any unwanted sweetness.
Medium body, prickly carbonation, just enough to raise up those spicy flavours. Aftertaste is woody, has burnt sugar, a bit of dried dark fruit and lingering spices.
A really warming sipper with great barrel aging and nice flavours. A bit more intensity might have helped.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Porto Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.