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


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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8912) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very cloudy caramel-brown color with a large foamy beige head that produced some lacing. The aroma was sweet ripe cherries, pears and berries with faint molasses and caramel. The flavor was intensely bitter, tart and sour with sharp cherry, lemon and prune notes and a slightly medicinal undertone. The finish was long, tart, bitter and sour. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Must’ve gotten a bad batch of this brewery. This stuff is absolutely brutal. Burnt cardboard. Expensive drainpour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Another deplorable t Smitje brew. Burnt cardboard and rotten vegetables abound in every facet of this brew. Drainpour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2871) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Pours a murky brown color with an off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel, dark fruit, and honey. Complex sweet flavor with dark fruits, honey, Belgian yeast, cocoa and some molasses. Thick and creamy. Hard to believe it’s 12%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Talk about from one extreme to another - the beer before was a tropical piss and now this. Age a small wedge of world champion aged gouda to set my mouth up. Yum! Worked perfect. Poured with a tan head. No lace. Hazy brown color. Odd mix of aromas: dark, ripe fruits, dark malts, a hint of wet cardboard, fudge, nuts, and and cocoa. Flavor was a little lighter. More of the dark, ripe fruits, some yeast, and honey. Soft body with a bit of tang from carbonation. Not much apparent alcohol surprisingly. Not the heavy hitter I would’ve expected either. Great beer though. Could get to thinking this is a session beer only to get carried out or stumble to bed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
7/14/10. On tap, very last draw from the keg. Yeasty aroma with plenty of Belgian fruitiness. The flavor is crazy Belgian with huge bitterness and plenty of fruitiness, even a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2010
bottle, ruddy brown color with no foam, spicy cola sugar aroma, flavors of malty brown sugar, spiced rum, murky hot finish

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