Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | De Struise Brouwers

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4.09/5
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205 Ratings
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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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2011 Vintage - Pink & Purple label.

Added by MasterSki on 08-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,684
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
205
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
48
Trade:
2
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Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage poured into a snifter. Muddy copper brown color with a soapy tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma had raisins, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon. The taste was slightly tart with some cherries and the other notes from the aroma. A nice floral estery finish. Not quite full bodied and on the thinner side and dry on the finish. Flavors melded. Great beer.

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 33 cl bottle into a glass tumbler. Vintage 2013, bottled 07/2014, sampled 01/02/2018. Pours a hazy, deep reddish-amber color, with a dark orange highlight here and there. Thick eggshell-colored head that settles into a thin ring with a wispy cap. I can't say what this is like fresh, but it's mighty fine at three and a half years. The bourbon barrel character is muted, allowing the many other flavors to take center stage. Big aromas and flavors of molasses, caramel, dark bread, and dark fruit, with a hint of tart black cherry. There is a touch of astringence on the tongue, with some alcohol warmth that is quite pleasant. Medium mouthfeel, with quite a bit of carbonation. Finishes with some lingering sweetness, some roasted-malt bitterness, and a bit of oaky sourness. This would be a worthy candidate for a multi-year vertical. I'll be looking for more of this vintage to cellar.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 vintage.
Belgian Strong Pale Ale? Seems more like a barrel aged old ale. The caramel is very present along some more estery notes. Some green apple. The bourbon is nice. 10.0% ABV but not boozy, the ale delivers some nice spicy notes to enjoy with a winter weather but hard to call it a christmas beer

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Photo of Dazka
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I just had Struise Tjeesus Reserva a Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Strong Pale Ale from De Struise Brouwers(Belgium), ABV 10.00%. As a slow sipping beer it is great, almost like sweet whiskey.

Look: cloudy reddish brown hue with a thick bubbly off-white head.

Aroma: caramel, bourbon

Taste: Wow, big taste, caramel, sweet, a little bit fruity, lots of bourbon, and some licorice. Perhaps a tad too much bourbon flavor.

Feel: full body, heavy, a bit syrupy

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Nose is black currant, sweet, piney and bourbon. Taste is bourbon, sweet, molasses, black currant. Really nice, smooth, and well integrated. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall, a fantastic offering from De Struise.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tap @ Moor, Bristol - Pours cloudy amber with a medium tanned foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - fruity and vinous with some whisky notes. Aroma - Sweet , fruity notes with some whisky warmth there. Taste - Sweet at the front, dark stone fruits, caramel notes, malty feel, dry light bitter finish with a light alcoholic whisky warmth. Nice boozy spicy Belgian strong ale.

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Photo of igl
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yuno
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Estria
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013. Bottled 3 years ago.

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Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

De gewone versie was al top, deze bba versie is helemaal geweldig, helemaal geen schuim, erg boozy!

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Photo of Dzu
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 0.33l bottle into goblet. Vintage 2014.
L: Turbid dark copper/amber color with a weak foam head.
S: Deep sweet smell. Bourbon. Complex.
T: Bourbon, sweets,caramel, lacrice. A little bit spice in aftertaste.
F: Great balanced. Low carbonation.
O: Tsjeeses is great but this one is even better.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peaches13
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage. Pours hazy, orange-brown in color with minimal head. Taste is raisin, caramel, vanilla, oak, PALE MALT, and bourbon. Tastes like an English barleywine. There is a dryness that comes from the wood, but this beer is heavy bodied, very sweet with moderate to low carbonation. One of the more complex and better beers I have had in the style. A real treat. Well worth seeking out.

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Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 205 ratings