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


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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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A dark and heavy ale - the strongest that the brewery has ever produced - in which three varieties of malt and two spices are utilised. It is brewed "in honour of" the Burgundian Babble Belt, a well known web-site on the Internet, where beer lovers can exchange all sorts of information.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6622) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle from Blue Max. Orange-cola pour with no head. Rich fig and raisin aroma. Palate is medium to a bit thinner. Decent but not spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Monstrous, crackling carbonation. Huge head. In the glass, it’s a murky, tarnished brass. A storm of bubbles - so much so that you actually get swirling currents in the glass. The head crackles and hisses at you as it very slowly retreats. Fluffy, sticky, voluminous. Insane. Aromas of dry Belgian yeast. Dried grass. Subdued fruity esters. Lots of dried figs and raisins and spice in the taste. The alcohol is very forward. Becomes nutty with pronounced caramel and toasted vanilla as it warms. Rough around the edges, but a good quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle from Tanakaya. Cloudy/murky golden brown colour. Not much head and what is there soon disappears. Aroma is boozy and fruity. Quite sweet too. Plums, raisins, bit of candy too and something indistinct but perfumey. Taste is less full on than the % might suggest. Once again, boozy fruits, sugary sweetness, caramel malt. Herbs and spices too. Very easy to drink given the %, but not really grabbing me. Smoothed off spirit elements. Could feel the booze afterwards though. Bit of a disappointment, all booze, not so much taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3243) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pour is a murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, spice and toffee. Flavor is a nice heavy molasses with some dark fruit and spice. Spice lingers on the tounge after the swallow. This was tasty and probably the spicest Belgian beer I’ve had in a while. The 12% was not to be found.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1999) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Poured from 330 ml bottle. Very murky, rusty brown with vey large light tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of raisins, apples, caramel, yeast, wine and a touch of spice. Taste of brown sugar, caramel, raisins, apples, sweet cheap red wine and yeast. Medium body and high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnoud (281) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2012.08.05 - 11.2oz bottle in tulip glass. Pours medium orange/brown. Exceptionally carbonated and the head was easily 1/3 to 1/2 the glass and subsided slowly. Aroma has a bit of caramel note to it. Taste is very good, bit of a tangy taste envelops the tongue then gives way to sweetness and spices, and just a tad of alcohol burn. Very drinkable for a 12%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4319) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
Flaske 0,33l spandert av og delt med Rune under ratesammenkomst hos ham 21 Jun 12. Gjørmebrun på farge. OK kremaktig skum som fester seg litt til glasset. God søt fruktig aroma. Søte plommer. Lite kullsyre. Smaken svakt fruktig. Litt syrlig. Alkoholen godt integrert som et svakt søtt bakteppe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
330ml bottle bought at Bacchus Cornelius in Brugge more than a year ago. Pours brown muddy waters. Beige head, spotty lacing. Sweet brown caramel malts to the nose. The flavour is made up by sweet spiced malts, dried fruity notes and sugar. Sweet ending with alcohol warmth. Full bodied. Ok, a bit unvaried, though. Shared with Finn (Tromsø, 21.06.2012).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ajax25g (61) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Pours orangeish with a large head that quickly disappears. Smells very sweet and medicinal with some fruity and spicy notes too. Taste is very similar to the nose - a bit strange. Medium to light mouthfeel. Unique beer for sure, but don’t think I’d drink it again. Unless it was free of course...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (10842) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 23, 2012
Alkoholischer, etwas oxidierter Beginn. Ledrige Malznoten, schwache Süße. Deutlich brotig, schwer. Süß-bitterer Abgang, holzig, trocken. 6/7/7/6/5/7

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