Struise Tsjeeses | De Struise Brouwers

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Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers

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

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4.91/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a microbrewery. Oak-aged. It has a funny label of a drunk looking guy wearing a Santa hat with stars. I wonder what it means. It pours into a chalice with a nice creamy head. It looks dark brown, blurry. It smells like plums, licorice, brown sugar, some liquid bread, dark cherries. Medium body, medium to low carbonation, fruity in the middle and an explosion of flavors that hides the alcohol. This is pretty amazing.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2009 Bottle into Tremens tulip

A- deep amber with 1 finger head
S- funky, malty, bready, anise. Earthy, celeriac, malt.
T- awesome Belgian dubbel, tastes like a quad... Coriander, belgian yeast, sweet malt, sourness , metallic iron...
M- medium to full. Coats well and lingers long.
O- delicious. Nose is deceptive. Taste is remarkable. No alcohol presence whatsoever. Love what destruisse has to offer overall and this is a great treat. Reminds me so much of their neighbor in westvleteren just a few K away. Grab if you have the opportunity. DeS is so small we are lucky to have any in the US. Those in the know should be all over DeStruisse...Pannepot anyone? Miss my time there

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4.74/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Taken at the 16th Essen Christmas Beer festival 2010.

Honey brown in colour, they use Pilsner, light wheat and caramunich 120 malts according to the festival notes.

The smell was of fruits, spices and malt. Not suprising when you realise they add orange peel and grapes in the mash along with mint leaves and cardamom.

Unfiltered and unpasteurised the beer retains all those flavours mentioned above, add the three hop varieties from around Poperinge and you have one hell of a beer.

The flavours somehow blend into a fantastic tasting beer, each sip being slightly different from the last one. It is more of a 'barleywine' than a anything else, but whatever style you choose to put it in, it is a wonderful drink.

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4.72/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Draught at The Trappist. Had this side by side with Pannepot, and was surprised to find that I liked this much better. Amazing beer and the best tripel that I"ve had yet. Orange-gold with a creamy head. Incredibly expressive fruity aroma with lots of peach, pineapple, apricot and apple, along with some yeasty spiciness. The flavor is just an awesome balance of fruit, spice, and alcohol. Medium bodied with smooth bubbles. I"m dying to try the reserva now

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4.71/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Didn't gush, but somehow trickled over the top.

A: Murky golden color. Creamy head.

S: Distant honey, some citrus, spices. Spices however, even though pronounced, are very gentle, not in your face.

T/M: Quite complex, similar to the nose, with additions of bread and sweet malt. And again, as with the nose, the taste is multifaceted, yet none overwhelms the other. Alcohol is well hidden. Exceptionally balanced.

It was great with pork as well as bleu cheese. Had great expectations for this brew and was very pleased. Rather expensive at $10.99 for a 330 ml bottle.

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4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tsjeeses is even better than the barrel ages versions !

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4.69/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Peach amber with a large white head that fades a little too quickly. No lacing to speak of.

S: The usual holiday spices (esp. nutmeg, clove), fruits (both dry and ripe, like apples and cherries), toasted and sweet caramel-like barley. Slight herbal scent, perhaps from the hops.

T: Herbal bitterness tempers rich, sweet, caramel malts. Serious dryness and mild fruitiness. Warms as it goes down. Long, smooth, sweet, and slightly sticky finish.

M: Incredibly full and smooth, like Pannepot. Doesn't show the alcohol at all, but certainly packs a punch. Very little carbonation, so it drinks a little like a spirit.

O: Give me more! Delicious and complex, I see myself drinking this nightly in the dead of winter. Really outstanding.

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4.62/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow-brown. Decent head which fades quickly and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is really interesting, and hard to describe. Hoppy and malty on the tongue, definitely tasting the spices as well. Alcohol warms you at the back of the throat. Overall a damn good beer.

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4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Cloudy golden apricot with an average sized foamy, bubbly, white head. Decent retention that reduces into a thin, foamy lace.

S - Full of golden fruit and citrus aroma. Apple, peach, apricot, orange, and lemon all pretty strong and have a pretty juicy aroma. There is a very slight funk/pseudo-tart aspect to the fruitiness. Well spiced with some ginger, coriander, cinnamon, and orange rind amongst others. Slight yeast aroma is present, but not overly strong. Very full, juicy type of aroma.

T - Similar to the nose with a lot of golden and citrus and some tropical fruit. Sweet candi sugar along with oranges/tangerines, apricots, peaches, and apple make a sweet fruit mix. Good amount of yeast and a lot of different spices (similar to nose). A very slight funk to it as well along with a touch of mustiness and hay. Some vanilla as well. Very juicy/fruity flavor.

M - Medium body with a healthy amount of carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

D - A very drinkable beer with the alcohol very well hidden. Well balanced and even though it is well spiced and pretty sweet, it doesn't overload the palate and I would gladly drink another right after I finish this one.

Notes: Best before Dec. 2014. Another great beer from a great brewery. Sweet and spiced flavors mix around well along with the golden fruitiness. Wonderful beer that would drink well all year long. I would gladly drink this again and definitely recommend this.

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