Struise Tsjeeses | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed and bottled on the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.

EBC:14, IBU:32, OG:1093, FG:1018, ABV:10%
Hops: Marynka, Brewers Gold

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
457
Reviews:
240
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
86
For Trade:
1
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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.89/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of logicalparadox
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenlee
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Total Wine; sale $2. 11.2 oz. Dated 2015.

One of the better Belgium's. The only thing I slightly didn't like was the finish: it had a subtle metallic tang in the finish. It may be because of it's age, like an old ales, such that it will hopefully disappear in another year. I have another one I am cellaring.

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Photo of Allegue04
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Euroglot
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dzu
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.33l bottle into goblet.
L:Dark copper/amber color with a weak foam head.
S: Deep sweet smell. Citrus. Complex.
T: Apricot, sweets,caramel, lacrice.
F: Great balanced with nice afterateste. Low carbonation.
O: Surprised with this one! Worth a try.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.42/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DispyDnb
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared thanks to kermis. 2012 vintage. Gusher. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Funky brett, caramel, honey, paracetamol. Medium body, low carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy red/amber beer with thin beige head, low retention.
Smell - rich, dark fruits, candy sugar, spices.
Taste follows the smell.
Full body, low carbonation.
Smells much better than tastes.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This Belgian strong pale ale pours an opaque brownish orange color with a big foamy white head. The smell is fairly mild, but is of caramel malts, spices, and a little nuttiness. The flavor is of caramel malts, burnt sugar, some spices, dates, and some nutty earthiness. The finish imparts a taste of alcohol and a little hop bitterness and is also semi-dry. The alcohol is 10% and you can tell it’s there. I wouldn’t call it totally overwhelming, but it is a little intense and takes away from the polish a little bit. The body is on the high end of medium, which I am pleased to see in an ale this light. I like the high alcohol content and the fairly high body, but the nutty earthiness throws me off a little bit. This flavor might be a result of this beer being a little over-aged, but the people I was drinking it with actually liked it. It’s still a decent ale and I give it props for being ambitious, but with that weird nuttiness I can’t rate it too high.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From elcervecero. Amazing aroma, great taste. Raisins, caramel, pleasant alcohol touch. Only downside is its ugly aspect

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Photo of Beginner2
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Probably only the second time I've Had this Holiday offering and it is far more memorable the second time.
(Guys, this will happen to you as you age.)

First off, an amber with a good head is almost always a welcome sight in winter.
Second, the aromatics are subtle mostly malt, but enough seasonal spices and dark fruit; neither is too much and one probably one helps the other be better than they are separately. All this subtlety gets reflected in the taste... so much so that I'd rather the bottle did not end.
I dock this ale for its mouthfeel. While full and dry, the carbonation prickles my tongue too much... but that is just me; and if your tongue likes being pricked... that's your choice.
Overall, I've had the five most popular beers from Struisse and I still can't get my head around them.
Enigmatic, probably a great brewer.
I will look for Tsjeeses and Struise.

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Photo of Andrea_Netherlands
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polopaul20
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacecake9
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 3rd bottle I've had in the last couple days. Code on the side is Dated B 6 08, I have no idea when this beer was bottled, local beer store has it in their close out area.
A - Pours a murky brown with a small head. When you finish there will be small floaters in your glass (drink 'em).
S - Big raisin/fig aroma.
T - Flavor is raisin in the best way. Sweet juicy raisins. And it has a warming boozy kick on the finish.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - Love this beer. Awesome.

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