Tsjeeses Belgian X-Mas Ale | De Struise Brouwers

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3.99/5
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467 Ratings
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

BEER STATS
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#4,788
Reviews:
245
Ratings:
467
pDev:
11.28%
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Ratings: 467 |  Reviews: 245
Photo of LAND_MINE
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
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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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wanne
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color is amber/bronze and a bit cloudy. Huge white head with an amber accent. Smells like a sour beer, only a bit sweeter. A combination of different tastes, such as caramel, candied fruit and spices, gives for an incredible beer. Delicious.

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Photo of warnerry
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark orange/amber, finger and half of nice creamy off-white head that slowly and "artistically" recedes.
Sweet juicy orchard fruit on the nose (apricot, peach, overripe apple, quince), sprinkled with candi sugar and some alcohol, caramel, some spicy yeasts and hop.
Wow, straight boozy cherry plum and persimmon, with a rich jammy stone fruit stickiness. Splash of honey, caramel later on, some orange peel. Getting close to a dark fruit character too, but mostly white raisin, light fig. Herbs, pepper, bit of clove and faint licorice. Finishes dry, a nice leafy hop edge that's quite bitter and cuts off sweetness and alcohol.
Aftertaste has bitter hop, spicy yeasts, light blond fruit, herbs and faint honeycomb. Medium body and carbonation. Tho the dry finish helps contain the booze, each new sip adds more and more, so be careful.
A really tasty strong Belgian ale, even tho i missed the targeted season by a month or so. Warms you up right away.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012

Plenty of carbonation left it built quickly and ebbed away slowly. Lots of raisin in the nose with some dark fruit, molasses and caramel.

The flavors are light and sweet with molasses, maple, barley malt, prune, date and a finish of alcohol soaked raisin.

Very easy feel with a bit thinner feel than the Reserva but perhaps a more drinkable beer.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

malt aroma with lots of fruit with a slightly boozey dark fruit flavor, mostly grape husk, fig and apple, somewhat slick mouthfeel, finishes pretty easy

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Photo of yeaprolly
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBeerNerd
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdlb44
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review from notes. Murky amber color with beige head. Aroma is malty with honey notes, makes me think of a barleywine. There are some belgian yeast qualities present in the taste but still, it resembles more a barleywine. Carbonation is indeed higher and body is not very viscous. Overall it's a nice, non-traditional belgian Christmas beer.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSSSSS
3.2/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of adnauseam007
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%

Very low spicing, caramel notes and biscuity malts make this like a caramel cookie. Hot as it warms.

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Photo of svenness
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of animal69
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%

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