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

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BA SCORE
4.09/5
Exceptional
204 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:
#3,278
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
204
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
48
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of NateF90
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMentair
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
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 Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bauchet
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Krey213
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2011 Edition; consumed in Mar 2015

A: Deep amber-brown, like a rotting apricot. SRM19-20ish. Minimal head, as expected, and recedes to a thin wispy white skin quickly.

S: Waxy-fruitlike scent, like a scented candle trying to mimic fruitcake. Stone fruits under barlywine, yeasty bread and stone fruits come to mind.

T: Follows the nose mostly with the yeast and stone fruits shining forward in a more highlighted fashion, figs and other dark fruits present too. Very clean and dry on the palette. Taste evolves as it warms, like the finest quads. Bourbon and Oak just a minor accent, but there

M: Carbonation is minimal (age?) alcoholic warmth is well-masked but present. There's a creaminess that is very pleasant.

Overall, a very nice beer even at 4 years. I have one more and I am torn about keeping it until Christmas as I do not feel like this beer has much time left in storage and the complex flavors are very enjoyable now. Drink now or forever hold your peace :)

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

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ninkasibrew
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ajm5108
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very similar in taste profile as the normal Tsjeeses with a hefty fig, grape & apple flavors with some medium bready malt. It is huskier & slightly more mellow, and you can definitely sense the oak & even a very distant bourbon. Better than the normal Tsjeeses, if only because I felt that was a little sharp & boozey, the aging helps balance out the flavor profile.

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Photo of tim007007
3.46/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesStreet
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackieKu
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of papajohn56
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xhuang61
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of thampel09
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of rodzm14
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 204 ratings