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

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BA SCORE
4.1/5
Exceptional
200 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:
#2,907
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
200
pDev:
10.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
49
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andpit
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
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 Jonnydrinker
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbutova
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 Reserva.

A- Pours into a snifter with a red-brownish muddy appearance and a small off-white, light tan cap forming just a thin sheet atop the brew. This frothy pillow dies down to a thin ring and spotty lacing is rare.

S- Really just reminds me of the base brew that has been aged a few years and the barrel is all but lacking at this stage. A massive dose of dusty old, spiced dried dark fruits and sweet long-chain sugars. Toasty brown barley.

T- For the most part similar to the nose with the barrel bringing just a touch of faded out, degraded old oak wood and a tiny bit of vanilla. A bushel of dark fruits that have been dried like raisin, dates and sweet plums. Belgian yeast spiciness and yeasty bread tie things up.

MF- A really thick body with an oily, slick feeling on the palate. Carbonation is towards the lower side but perfectly appropriate with the rich flavors present.

A barrel-aged brew that feels like it really went into a barrel that was mostly devoid of spirit or re-used. A great base brew that ages like a fine wine but a bit of bourbon influence would bring this over the top.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffSK
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching John Wick. Although is prettt good, I prefer the flavor and aroma profile of the port version. In any case, a great brew

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Photo of hopley
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of golf4collet
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrisroarshack
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of okono
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 Version.

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Photo of DispyDnb
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.76/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark orange color with huge, beige head. Aroma is intense on the dried, dark fruits like raisins and dates, along with brown sugar and a bit of bourbon in the background. Taste starts quite balanced, just a bit leaning on the sweet side. You get the dried fruits, burnt sugar, a bit of butterscotch and a slight molasses note. Finish is quite bitter, toasty and earthy. Body is medium to heavy with a good amount of carbonation that gets more mellow after it sits a bit in the glass. Quite nice overall, much better than the Port BA version. There isn't a ton of bourbon but I think that's ok, you can still taste the base beer with some nice bourbon notes in the background.

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Photo of gjoker321
2.93/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kalosjakar
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
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 babaracas
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013. Pours a nearly opaque red orange, fizzy off-white head. Smell: plenty of bourbon here, caramel, cherry, mildly boozed pear and plum, brown sugar. Taste: boozed pear and peach in syrup, cherry cola, fleeting toasted brown bread, brown sugar; herbal, vanilla note; oaky, bourbon-y, peach skin in the finish. Belgian barleywine with substantial but in no way dominating barrel contributions.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rickus
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 200 ratings
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