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

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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
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
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10
Gots:
49
For Trade:
2
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Ed37
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of cbeer88
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cirobordieri
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of andpit
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. I was expecting a spiced up Belgian but no spices on the pallet, no barrel age notes either? just Carmel and warmth from the 10%. Very impressed, This has aged very well. definitely worth seeking out later vintages and enjoying during the holiday season. 4.50

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Photo of NateF90
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
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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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
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 eduardolinhalis
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Duvel Tulip glass.

Lot C from 8/2010.

A: Pours a deep amber color which is slightly cloudy. Forms a huge yellow creamy head with good retention and many lacings formed and left. A thin layer remains for long time and the lacings are quite molasses

S: Absolutely delicious nose. Sweet, spicy and veeery woody. Strong notes of Bourbon. Fruity with notes of grapes. Very malty too. Some flowery hops and alcohol

T: Perfect. Slightly sweet upfront. Very fruity with strong notes of grapes, oak, caramel malts, whiskey and spices (black pepper and cinammon). Considerable hops bitterness in the end

M: Heavy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet and woody aftertaste

O: Excellent beer. Very whiskey and spicy. A beer to be slowly appreciated

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned and definitely a gusher
Pours a browns sugar body with splatterings of tan head
Smells like bourbon and barley sugar
That's the flavour
Just so solid

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

2013
Reddish hue, even the head has a slight reddish tint to it. Huge foamy head with big bubbles. Very belgian.

Unfortunately no bourbon on the nose. Faint at best.
Aroma: cherry is what i get most. Belgian yeast, dark fruits, specialty malts??

Flavor: very complex flavor. So much going on im finding it hard to isolate the flavors. Dark fruits, plums, faint cherry, slightly tart but sweet malty flavor too.

I didnt know what to expect besides bourbon and although i didnt really pick up on it, this is still a great beer.

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Photo of Brabander
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this bottle some weeks ago when i had my Belgium day: picking up Westvleteren and the up to Struise.

Poured this one in the Struise glass as it should be. Nice pour with lots of head and some carbonation. Nice lacing which sticks in the glass. The fluid is a bit cloudy but not much. Nice lightbrown/copper colour. Smell of bourbon but not too overwhealming.

Taste is good with the 10 percent of alchol very well hidden but also giving a good contribution to the beer. Well balanced and tasty.

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Photo of RMentair
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. To me, Struise concoctions are either hit or miss, very few "meh" beers because they brew on the edge. This one is a definite hit. My new favorite Christmas beer!

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Photo of ehammond1
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap (2010)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

(Aged for 2 years)

A hazed golden amber with a very small, creamy off-white head. Leaves the glass with large collections of bubbles of stick. Unremarkable, but it definitely makes me want to drink it.

Lots of fruit elements coming through in the aroma (from the hops and yeast) in the way of sun-dried cherries and figs, some pepper, dried grapes that are turning to raisin, and oak. Really, this is quite the complex aroma. There's only a very mellow bourbon character to this, but it's there, and incredibly well integrated. However, the interesting, complex, divine yeast character is what separates this beer. It's quite nice.

The flavor is just as complex as the aroma, and express a lot of similar characteristics. Lots of dark fruits and oak shine through, along with a moderate bitterness, and some integrated, and complementary bourbon. It comes in to lend a spice not found in most barrel-aged offerings. An exceptionally drinkable, complex beer.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I suppose I would like this to have more carbonation, especially for the style, but it's a tough thing to complain about when a. the beer is barrel-aged b. it's over two years old, and c. it's this darn delicious.

This one was not only interesting, but it was marvelously delicious. I would like to have this one again and will if I can ever find it.

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Photo of yuno
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of okono
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
4.16 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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