Tsjeeses Belgian X-Mas Ale | De Struise Brouwers

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Tsjeeses Belgian X-Mas AleTsjeeses Belgian X-Mas Ale
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

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#4,877
Reviews:
245
Ratings:
467
pDev:
11.28%
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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.75/5  rDev -6%
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
4.74/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From elcervecero. Amazing aroma, great taste. Raisins, caramel, pleasant alcohol touch. Only downside is its ugly aspect. Avg 4.5. 2012 Edition.

28 Jan 2018. In Teku glass. Watching Vikings 5x03. From Zombier. 2015 Edition. Abv very well hidden. Best implementation of a molasses, brown sugar and caramel profile ive ever taken. Not cloying at all, really balanced

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Photo of Beginner2
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polopaul20
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacecake9
4.47/5  rDev +12%
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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Photo of Beerbom
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The original version of De Struise version of christmas ale. Not going on the spices they prefer to warm your heart with a strong ale. Notes of toffee and pear

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite 'Christmas Ale' ever. This is has a great caramel taste, but not too much. Nice amount of carbonation.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle from the De Struise shop online.

Tis a hazy rust coloured brew I get with my pour. 1" of long lasting foam and excellent lacing to go with that.

Pitted fruits is what I immediately pull out from the smell. Mostly plums but also semi sweet cherries with some candi sugar. Malt wise. ..caramel.

Very fruity with what I described above with the added attraction of a light tartness. I get quite a bit of the caramel near the finish but that fades and is replaced t the fruit and a distinct dryness.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

Never too sweet or too bitter or too tart, I find it remarkably balanced. A real treat to drink!

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Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMentair
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkhara12
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tsjeeses Belgian X-Mas Ale from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 467 ratings