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

Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Porto Barrel Aged)Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Porto Barrel Aged)
BA SCORE
3.93/5
102 Ratings
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Porto Barrel Aged)Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Porto Barrel Aged)
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
Ranking:
#8,219
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
102
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of kitch
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
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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Photo of WynnO
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces a to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big golden raisin, plum, fig, apricot, apple, white grape, pepper, toasted oak, red wine, light vanilla, honey, brown sugar, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, port barrel, and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big golden raisin, plum, fig, apricot, apple, red grape, pepper, vanilla, toasted oak, red wine, honey, brown sugar, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy yeast spiciness and slight tannic oak on the finish; with lingering notes of golden raisin, plum, fig, apricot, apple, white grape, pepper, vanilla, toasted oak, red wine, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, port barrel, and moderate malt sweetness; with a great sweetness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged Belgian strong pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, port barrel, and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of YvesB
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lmaduells
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Struise beers are a mystery. You never know if you'll find a wonderful beer or a good but not the height of fantantiques beers that occasionally you are. This is one of those who had not tasted; a powerful strong ale with a very correct treatment of the alcohol, perhaps too ditecte and lack of nuances. That if a good beer again. Maybe too young

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Resuin
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Vintage 2011. Hazy dark orange with a thin beige head. Notes of rum, toffee, sweet macerated fruit. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and a sticky sweet finish.

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Photo of parintele
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting, complex beer, but in the end, I'm not sure the port barrel aging adds much to this. The beer was sweet, with something of an anise and red candy apple flavor to it. Definitely interesting and unusual, but just not my cup of tea. Very glad I was able to sample it (found a bottle at the Upper Lip at Bailey's), but probably would not order this one again.

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Photo of MrDarcy
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hooliganlife
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodzm14
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JackieKu
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I've never seen this one before, that's always awesome. Interesting stuff but getting some cardboard in the nose and taste that's a bit much for me. Nice port flavours. Thanks Jason!!!

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Photo of waddellc2
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benesi88
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Struise Tsjeeses Reserva (Porto Barrel Aged) from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 102 ratings
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