Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (2008-2010)
De Struise Brouwers

Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (2008-2010)Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (2008-2010)
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From:
De Struise Brouwers
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 9.62%
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
190
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 02, 2018
Added:
Dec 27, 2008
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  34
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Ratings by BeccaH:
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Rated by BeccaH from Florida

2.91/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Feb 13, 2016
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.43 by WormGod from New York

Jan 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by AlaskaAg from Florida

Jan 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by enelson from Illinois

Dec 09, 2015
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Reviewed by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottled in August 2010. Tons of floaties in my glass. Taking center stage on both the nose and the palate is fruit. Raisin, date, fig, all the Belgian goodies are there. Backed up by a surprising amount of carbonation for a beer of its age.
Oct 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Incredible amount of floaties; unsurprising for the style (and likely age), but still unappealing visually. Beautiful large (but controlled) foamy head, with excellent retention. Rather dark for a pale ale: almost a lighter, coppery brown.

Aroma is inimitably Belgian from the get-go. Yeast dominates with sweet, full, slightly spicy notes (complicated by the fact that this is a brew made with "spices"). Below the yeast is a fruity, bready, almost wine-like malt profile. Tannins, mostly dark fruit, grapes, bread...a lovely, inviting aroma.

Flavor follows, immediately hitting with a slightly rustic yeast profile. Both the aroma and flavor are highly reminiscent of Brett, but quite subdued, giving way to fruitier, spicier yeast notes. I wonder if this is a particular character of De Struise's house yeast, or if there is a touch of Brett in this ale.

As expected, the brew is malty but fairly easy; it leans toward sweeter flavors and lighter grains than big bread notes. Grapes, prunes fading in and out, light brown sugar. A sweet - but not too sweet - easy drinking brew. There is a very slight vinous note up front, again like oak and wine. This sour tinge fades very quickly.

Huge flavors, but in a very drinkable package. Drinks much, much lighter than its 10% ABV - except for the amount of malt packed into it, which kind of gives away that this is not a light brew.

I expect nothing but the absolute best from De Struise, and this beer does not disappoint. It is fabulously complex, coming across almost nothing like what one might expect for a Christmas Ale crossed with a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. A whole lot going on in this beer, and every bit of it is awesome.
Sep 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.31 by Texasfan549 from Texas

May 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.49 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Apr 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Feb 17, 2015
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Reviewed by KYGunner from Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
2010

For a beer thats over four years old it held a tremendous amount of carbonation that built a thick everlasting foam head.

The nose is filled with prunes, dates, apricots and raisins with a stiff malt backbone of toffee and barley.

The flavors starts with prunes and apricots before moving to a malt, grain and barley middle palate. It ends with some toffee, molasses, booze and raisin.
Feb 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by captainbearcat from Illinois

Jan 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Jan 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Wanne from Belgium

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The beer has the colour of copper and is cloudy. The smell of candy sugar is overwhelming in the aroma. The sweetness of the sugar is nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops, which gives the beer a full body.
Jan 04, 2015
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Rated by AlexFields from Tennessee

3.13/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Tastes way different than nose. Smoky? I dunno...it's ok but not half what I hoped for.
Dec 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4.46 by JonnyRebel from Michigan

Dec 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.35 by Walbert_Neto from Brazil

Dec 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by AndyCowles75 from Netherlands

Nov 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by atpca from California

Nov 07, 2014
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (2008-2010) from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 190 ratings