Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Porto 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: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
2011 Vintage - Red & Yellow label.

Added by MasterSki on 09-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yuno
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage. Bottled July 2014; drank 4/18/17 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange/red rust appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE khaki head (careful pouring); almost no lace.

Raisin, leather, port wine & apple cider notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Leather, apple cider & plum flavors up front; faint baking soda bite on the finish. Faint port heat emerged as this warmed.

Drinkable, and this certainly made me feel good, but this isn't anything to write home about after about 3 years in the bottle.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CoreyC
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque, chestnut brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is raisin, fig, caramel, and port--cherries, and wood. Medium-heavy bodied, sweet, sticky, with moderate carbonation. Tasty..Christmas in a bottle. Perfect wrapping of presents beer. Will look to make a glass of this a holiday tradition.

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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass from a vintage 2013 bottle here at Cerveceria Esparte in Conil, Spain.

Appearance: Hazy Amber with an orange tinted head rising to maybe half a finger's length.

Smell: sweet honey scent.

Taste: Mixed malts with descent citrus tones which might come off sweet closer to the tones of brown sugar with hints of yeast. Creates a sour feel to the brew which might confuse you a bit.

Mouth: Medium carbonation but very sticky feel. Maple syrup finish.

Overall: Very good brew, might need a bit of tweaking but worth inhaling if you ever see it. Drink with lust my friends. Salud!

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4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 6x01. The first case in which pass for barrel improves an already great beer, making it more balanced, less alcoholic. It has also a much better aspect than the 2012 non-BA version I took yesterday

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4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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2.78/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle of 2013 vintage, bottled on July 2014 with a best before date of 15th August 2019 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy dark orange bronze colour with a fluffy two finger light tanned head with good retention that leaves nice spotty lacing.

Aroma: Sweet and fruity plum, apple, grape, fig and red wine with hints of caramel and vanilla.

Taste: Sweet apples, orange, port, grapes with oak woody notes and caramel malts.

Mouthfeel: Very rich, medium bodied with medium but strong prickly carbonation.

Overall: I wish I had the original non barrel aged version of this to compare to. However, this Port BA version is very good. Even at 10% the alcohol is well hidden and being Port BA I was a bit worried that it would be too sweet but its actually at a good level. A great barrel aged Belgian Strong Pale Ale that I would get again next year!

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Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Porto Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
3.9 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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