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Smiske Winter

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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (784) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Plutôt décevante. Alcool prédominant, c’est dommage car ça cache tout le reste. Finale sucrée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2713) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2014
Taste this at WBF’s Winterbeers evening dec. ’13. Verydark amber color, with a beige head. Aroma: sweet, dried fruit, caramel, some spice. Medium body. Tatse: sweet, caramel, spices, dried fruits, bitterness, some alcohol. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (781) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 15, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl au Sherwood Pub (Nicorvo), couleur blonde, mousse et effervsecence présente. Bière avec une attaque caramel, sucre candy noix et fin de bouche sur le grillé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jyrsa (80) - - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Pours clear amber with hardly any foam. Nose is sourness, grapes with hints of licorice. Taste does not provide the promised sourness but is sweet with licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1525) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle as Kerstsmiske. Dark amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruit and spices. Good beer, nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kr1zz (133) - - APR 10, 2014
Amber colored beer, with a beige head. Sweet fruits with caramel and alcohol. stronger alcohol notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tide (1828) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Brown color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, earthy notes, nuts and alcohol. Bitter finish with citrus, ripe fruits and alcohol. Decent belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lembeek (143) - ITALY - FEB 25, 2014
Ambrata, con schiuma compatta e abbastanza persistente. Aroma di malto, caramello, frutta e liquirizia. In bocca attacco dolce, fruttato, con una buona acidità. Corpo rotondo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6967) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle. Medium brown, very hazy, low off white head. Sweet estery and spicy aroma. Flavours of marzipan, dates, mild spices, lightly phenolic. Just ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4009) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Labelled as Kerstsmiske. 33cl Bottle, well in date when opened on 10th Jan 2014. Poured slowly into a ’Leffe’ badged chalice. Some sediment did get out though. Good deep mahogany body (with a slight mist from the sediment): the thin head became a wisp and collar far too quickly for me. Port like aroma, this is a winter brew with attitude, my nose warmed up just sniffing it, actually you can add ’Bovril’ to the smell. Malty molasses sticking to a side of beef left in a shallow mash tun for a week and then had Port or Madeira poured onto them just before bottling, you get the picture. Rich, tasty and very alcoholic from the off. This is a monster brew that has prune, damsons and spices all vying for attention within the sweet beefy brew. Barley Wine in feel and taste, very drinkable, but dangerous.

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