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

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4.09/5
Exceptional
204 Ratings
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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:
#3,282
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 trxxpaxxs
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-orange brown color with a smallish off-white head and little lacing

S-malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, cloves, hints of bourbon

T-toasted malt, dark fruit, molasses, cloves, coriander, hint of vanilla, very light bourbon presence

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and not at all boozy

O-a tasty BSPA for sipping, but did not have as much of a bourbon presence as I had hoped for and I had difficulty distinguishing it from the regular version

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Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of josanguapo
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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Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of dirtylou
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Nunya
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Vintage 2011. Dark ruby, hazy, with a thin off-white head. Notes of bourbon, toffee, caramel, dried fruit. Medium body, medium carbonation and a caramel sweet finish.

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Tucquan
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2013-01-24 in Columbia, PA. This is lot C/8/10 (from the code on the bottle)

A - Fairly clear with some particulates orange-brown with a 1/2-finger off-white head and mild lacing.

S - Belgian yeast funk, some sour, overly-ripe apricot, spice.

T - Figgy pudding, plum, holiday spices, orange marmalade, light bourbon and tart apricot. It's pretty sweet but yields to drying alcohol and moderate hop bitterness.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Semi-smooth yet prickly.

O - I like this quite a bit better than the regular Tsjeeses I had earlier in the month. The bourbon barrel aging helped moderate some of the sweetness.

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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 DrinkSlurm
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of IckyT2012
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

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

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 fluid ounce bottle into a Belgian tulip. Says it's a 2012 Reserva, but doesn't indicate any barrel-aging.

Foamy, compact, cream-colored head that dilly-dallies for ages. Lace drags down all sides of the glass forming a foamy wall. Beneath is a brown, plum skin-colored body with streaming carbonation apparent. 4.5

An aroma of orange peel, candy syrup and floral bouquet with some light coriander or some other table spice. Seems to lack some depth, as the first pass of the nose is about all the intrigue you'll find on this nose. 4

Continues to present a candy, say lollipop, flavor, a citrusy bite, and a bit of barrel quality, mainly oak and some spice. The flavor also offers robust floral flavor and sweet bready malt. I enjoy how this tastes. 4.25

Rich and full-bodied through 3/4 of the palate before a gentle carbonation entrance and mild booze. The sweetness takes on candy-like properties but never becomes too bothersome. The finish is semi-dry, yeasty lingering deal. 4.25

This is drinking quite well. Hard to know all the stats on this, but as it drinks, it is very enjoyable.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
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 Pens1967
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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