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Smiske Winter

Brewed by Brouwerij Smisje
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mater, Belgium


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Japalo (1544) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2015
Bottle @home. Amber haze. No head. Medium carbonation. Phenols. Alcoholic notes. Almond peppery alcoholic flavours. Dry sweet. Heavy warming mouthfell. I am not entirely satisfied with this brew. Spotting a sufflering yeast with off-flavour fusels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1649) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Hazy dark amber body with no head. Aroma is full of candi sugar, caramel, toffee. Taste has toffee sweetness, high alcohol. Astringent earthy after taste. Body full, alcoholic. Little bit yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2769) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours a dull burnt umber color with a couple fingers of gaseous eggshell foam. Nose is burnt sugar, earthy yeast, warm spice and a touch of caramel. Palate follows with nice lively carbonation. Sweet roasted malt and burnt sugar upfront that gains complexity of dark fruit, bitter walnut and a lingering spicy yeast notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours cloudy light brown with a tan head. Aroma of cheesy malt, butterscotch, caramel, Belgium yeast, toffee and slight mousy touch. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (3574) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from The Bottle Shop, Brugge, Belgium. Cloudy dark amber-brown in colour pouring with a large foamy head. It has a sweet red fruit and rich malty flavour, caramel notes and a spicy, creamy fruity finish. Very Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (409) - BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2015
03/01/2015 @home 33 cl bottle from brewery Dark brown colour with tanned head. Nose is caramel, toffee, dark malts. Taste : Dark malts, caramel, some licorice, some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4469) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
The Sampler, Brooklyn bottle: Pours light brown with a beige head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, sugar, and some spices. Taste is a little sweet and spicy. Not that complex. Not bad though. I was surprised by the low rating. It was OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle at home. High creamy and good looking long lasting white head. Hazy very dark brown, acutally I thought it was black but held aginst my lamp I could see that it wasn’t the case. Sweet fruity citric bisquit aroma but unfortunately with a heavy alcohol note. Heavily carbonated bitter sweet malt caramel citric spicy flavor with just a hint of liquorice. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3155) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle traded with Dean. Opaque dark copper, tan lasting, lacing foam head. Strong barley aroma, some hay, some caramel. NIce taste, lasting. Good beer. (Ouddorp 201508)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1011) - BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2015
Natural ale refermentée, avec épices et houblon belge, de 11 % abv. Couleur brun caramel châtain, très joli. Clarté nette. Bulles fines par milliers, à la fois en colonnes rectilignes et diverses. Mousse beige très crémeuse, bien épaisse, stable à 8 mm. Arômes de patate chaude, prunes mûres, tartes aux prunes de tante Mirza, mirabelles, bois de réglisse, trèfle. 1ère bouche veloutée sur un magnifique malt torréfié, café, chicorée, épices. Arrière-bouche pleine, dense, riche. 2ème à la densité des saveurs très importante, jolies épices. Arrière-bouche large. 3ème avec une pointe de whisky et de porto sur les épices. Arrière-bouche qui s’équilibre, bien maltée. Longueur avec des céréales grillées, ampleur, épices, profondeur , saveurs en harmonie. Jambes très fines et bien liées. Levure douce, riche, très belle ligne. Alcool progressif, grand soutien aux saveurs. Finale très belle qui vous élève jusqu’aux cieux. CONCLUSION : une winter qui part des prairies enneigées de l’étiquette, pour vous conduire par la main juqu’au firmament … On part d’Adam pour arriver à Eve ...

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