Brewed by Brouwerij Smisje
Style: Belgian Ale
Mater, Belgium


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottle fermented; brewed with water, barl malt, 4 kinds of hops (hallertau, challenger, goldings en magnum) and yeast. First beer truly belonging to the new location only.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-yellow with a large, white head. Aroma/flavor is yeasty and malty with fruit notes. Fruity and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8576) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are brown sugar and caramel with earthy, woody notes and grapefruit. Quite leafy with pine and spices. Flavours are perfumed with bitter lemon and yeast. Very peppery and dry on the finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (1633) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Aroma of pepper, lemon, white grape and dough. Appearance is unfiltered amber with creamy bone head. Flavor is quite peppery up front, like a Saison, but also has some light fruity esters intertwined with dough; the finish is quite herbal. Palate is chewy and endlessly effervescent, like all the great Belgian ales. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2011
A clear golden colored beer, with a big white head. The aroma of malts with fruits like citrus. The taste is malty sweet. It has bitter in the back and notes of spices. The aftertaste is bittersweet with some spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2011
Clear blond coloured beer with lots of carbonation and a huge white head. Fresh hoppy hinted light herby aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is light bitter with a sweeter grassy ending. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2011
bottle 330 ml shared with FatPhil and Anna official Tallinn beer summit meeting. Very interesting lambic blend acid fruityness and solid rocking bitter hops. More please

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2011
330ml bottle (Bierkompass.de)
7 Lovely fruity peachy fleshy fruit aroma.
4 Hazy light orange, brief frothy head.
7 Full fruity esters, but loads of barky bitterness too. Some lightish grains, but some liquorice too, so the malts are covering all bases.
4 Full, but quite uplifting palate, pleasant carbonation. Finish is a very serious kick of liquorice which lasts for a very long time. Some saltiness and iron in the long finish.
14 Delicious belgian ale, has plenty of saison features too. Fresh and uplifting. Absolutely no sense of the 7% alcohol at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4697) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2011
Smiske R-Ale draft@ZBF 2011: “truesteamdryhoped” version, where a Hop Randall was used, I tried the version with Cascade hops, earlier in the day, poured a very cloudy, hazy orange, the structure was very grainy, chewy-like, taste was very strong on dry hops, followed by citrus, oranges & some yeast, with the dry hops leading to a very bitter aftertaste, it was like a hop, citrus-flavoured milkshake, all over the place, very unbalanced but very interesting & lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 13, 2011
[3/6/11] Draught at ZBF 2011. As "Smiske R-Ale" poured through a Randall. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit esters (banana, apples and more) and a bit of citric notes. Slightly strange flavor with yeast, fruits, something I can’t put my finger on and some slightly unpleasant phenols. Finishes bitter with some hops. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21553) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2011
Bottled@Pressklubben, Stockholm. Slightly hazy orangeish golden colour, small beigeish head. Aroma is fruits, sweet malts, mild herbal notes as well as some quite pleasant earthy spicyness. Wellbalanced and quite bodied.

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