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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4003) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2011
Dark amber/brown colour. Really heavy beer. Everything about this beer is nice, but not more then nice to me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1924) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Hazy brown with a tan/white head. A malty aroma. Flavor is tart with a crisp finish. Strong, but punchy. Somewhat fruity and sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber brown with small but tight off white head. The aroma is rich and malty with some raisin, dark fruits, pecan swirls, yeasty banana, and even a hint of port. The flavor is prune with some notes of toffee, cereal, leather, and some sweet confectionery spices. The finish is smooth and warm, but without any booze burn. After a few sips, a smoky aftertaste starts to build up that I find myself liking quite a bit. Pretty good stuff, really.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
(33cl bottle) murky brown-orange pour, fine off white bubbles. Nose of caramel, sweet, Belgian yeast, wood, pear, vanilla, bourbon, comples nose and delicious aromas. taste of umami, chalky yeast, alcohol, wood, spirits, taste is good but wish it tasted as good as it smelled! Very carbonated, bit of alcohol heat, but the chalky yeast takes away from the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4680) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2011
20/04/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: not indicated (2011-158)

Red to amber coloured beer, light beige to yellow head, much like a soda head: lots of big bubbles first, then quickly falls down to just a small layer on the beer. Lots of small particles floating around. Aroma: caramel, grapefruit, dried fruits. MF: light carbon, full body. Taste: very sweet at first: sweet malts, candi sugar, very fruity, grenadine, but then it gets a bit more bitter with hints of grapefruits and citrus acidity coming through and partly balancing the sweetness. Aftertaste: some bitterness and citrus, but also raisins and still some sugar. It’s not a cloying beer, but still pretty sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2011
bouteille 33cl orange/cuivre, col épais blanc; Note de malt caramel, fruits noirs, levure et pomme caramélisées. Palais a effectivement une bonne note réchauffante d’alcool, malt caramel et grillé allant légèrement sur la noisette, sucre candi, fruits noirs pour un profile qui est épais finissant avec qcq épices.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
I had this on tap at the Map Room into a tulip. The beer pours a very light and clear maghonby color. Not what I expect when I"m drinking a quad. The aroma and taste are not what I was expecting either. When I think quad I want trappist quad not this. It has quad tendicies you can smell and taste all the inverted sugar here, but not any notes of caramel or dark fruits. overall, it wasn’t what I was expecting, aside from that an average beer on its own merits.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2011
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Cloudy amber, brief head. Arousing spicy fruity nose with nutmeg and Tokaji Aszú. Sweet andfull bodied, well rounded mouthfeel. Ripe fruits meet caramelly malt in barley wine fashion. Like a sweet dessert wine, very well put together and hiding the alcohol in an exceptional way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2810) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2011
A clear amber/light brown colored beer, with a thick, big beige head. The aroma of fruits with caramel and raisins. The taste of caramel malt with fruits with some alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet and a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2011
2002 vintage. Pours dark brown. Nose of bourbon, grape, prune, raisin, toffee and caramel malt. Taste is buttery caramel malt, toffee, bourbon, raisin and Belgian yeast. Buttery and creamy.


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