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:
#3,376
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
204
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
48
Trade:
2
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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. Avg 4.75

4 Feb 2018. In Teku glass. From Zombier. Watchin 30 Dias de Oscuridad. One of the rare cases in which the bourbon addition is soft enough and so well integrated that improves the base beer instead of spoiling it

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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 RuudJH
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure which 'reserva' I got here. It says 'Nr. 11 Xmas brew' 'Aged 6 months on oak' (not clear which oak, but nevermind)... bb 12-12-2012.
Bought it today.

Beer is murky brown, thin beige head.
Smell is very very good. It's fruity, tart like some wine (makes me think I could have the port barrel after all). Taste is mild and bittersweet. Malt and caramel, some figs, some cream too. Incredibly soft mouthfeel, the abv is very well covered. You wouldn't think it's 10%. Very smooth and drinkable.

Struise has become one of my favourite Belgian brewers. Surely top 5, likely top 3. A must try. Very recommended indeed.

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4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was the winner at our annual winter beer tasting party! (Four reviewers, 20 beers)

Very complex and yummy. Kudos to the talented brewers at Struise!

Tasty with fruit and spice notes , then dark fruit with caramel and vanilla hints of pepper and earthy woods. the oak is there and bourbon undertones.

We've had the regular Tsjeeses for the past few years and it alwasy scored well but this is a step up and will be on the list every year as long as they are producing it.

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4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the few remaining bottles left at Bruery Provisions before its closure, yet the small selection may had been the reason why picked up this bottle. Belgian Xmas ale is a good thing, seeing one with a year of age makes the anticipation more anxious. From a 330 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Toasted orange that accidently received a dash of Christmas red.The head on top forms an inch thick, dropping to a lace around the glass. A pleasant nose, mixing some Xmas pudding, plums, candied fruit, rum, raisins, and some alcohol.

It's very flavorful, and despite that is actually quite mellow overall. That makes it even better. The flavors of pineapple, dark rum, raisins, brown sugar....oh, here's the bourbon. There's a hint of chocolate too. It just gets better and better. Add that to the great mouthfeel, which is full bodied yet very soft on the palate, as is the carbonation. Unlike the aroma that gives a little booze, I can't find the alcohol in the beer's taste. Incredicble. The soft aftertaste of rum soaked raisins makes an uplifting final impression.

I had been thinking that I backed myself into a corner after trying some many beers over the last year (many which I approved), but nothing WOW!!! (except for Stone Enjoy by IPA) to my liking. It's great to get that feeling again, and Tsjeeses Reserva is just the medicine that I needed. If you can find it, get it now!

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

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4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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