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

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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (10848) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 23, 2012
Alkoholischer, etwas oxidierter Beginn. Ledrige Malznoten, schwache Se. Deutlich brotig, schwer. S-bitterer Abgang, holzig, trocken. 6/7/7/6/5/7

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ExpendableHero (762) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
What the hell, maybe this was a bad bottle. Dark amber/hazy orange beer with a tan head. Aromas of earthy funk, and leather. Tastes of sour milk, dirt, molasses, butterscotch candy, and some lurking terrible element. Dirty water aftertaste. Bittersweet mess of a beer, I might need to try this again to see if the bottle I had was bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2219) - Hrning, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2011
Muddy beer from the first glass, looks like muddy water which destroys the beer. Heater all the way down, sweet and strong.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abio (1620) - Waasland, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2011
Not sure about the date, nothing to find at the bottle. Orange-brown coloured beer, head should hold a bit longer. Smell of fruits and spices. A bit of a metallic taste, fruits, caramel and slightly some earth.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (1548) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Aroma of raisins, rum, brown sugar and toffee. Appearance is caramel brown with light, bubbly head. Flavor matches the nose; quite sweet really. The palate was lightly bubbly and the mouthfeel was thin. Not my favorite BSA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
WWWhat the hey, its been in my fridge for a wwwhile time to drink it. Lifeless and saturated caramel orange with no head. Ah, perhaps twas in my fridge a little too long. Booze bomb with fruit, yeast and caramel on the nose. Taste of booze, fruit, caramel and a bit of bready malt. Hot finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2011
bottle @ Ebs......Murky , deep amber pour , small beige head , good lace . Spicy , dark fruit nose . Flavor is a blend of caramel malt sweetness and dark fruit , raisin and plum . Finishes like a dessert wine . Dry with a lingering fruit / vinous sweetness . Full bodied ,smooth , alcohol is well hidden for 12 % . Excellent nitecap .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2269) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Pours a clouded-with-yeast-sediment reddish hue. Small tannish head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing behind. Big malty aroma. Bit of a sherry/port thing going on. Fruity. Sweet mouth. Malty and raisiny. Very good. Pleasantly balanced and a joy to drink. Might age a few and see how they hold up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8578) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle at home, shared with DutchDrebus. Nice amber colored beer. Decent smell, nice taste even though the high ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4044) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2011
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours dark brown with ruby notes and a little head. Seems like it might be a bad bottle because there is little carbonation. Aroma strong of spicy yeast, hints of chocolate in the strong caramel and doughy malts, and some light hops. Flavor about the same. Flat, but I think its the bottle. A decent beer.


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