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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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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle 33cl @ Home.
Clear medium amber brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, hay, roasted, caramel, citrus notes, moderate yeasty, light notes of raisin, light alcohol, canned sugar notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Bitterness is citrus shell. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. (130708)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy amber/murky brown with an off-white head. Aroma os spices and overripe fruits, solid yeast note, mild alcohol presence. Flavour is medium dry with a little fruity sweetness. Light spice note and a mellow yeasty note too. Sligth woody note, wineous too. Ends with a lingering fruity note and rather dry. 12 % ABV can hardly be sensed, enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2005
An unclear brown beer with no head. The aroam is sweet spicy. While the flavor is very sweet with notes of caramel, oranges, and spices - of which coriander stands out. The end is spicy dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Reddish amber, slightly hazy. Sweetish, vinuos scent of desert wine. Soft flavours of sweetish, roasted malt, raisins and other dried fruits - perhaps even overripe fruits. And again notes of desert wine in the flavours. Very delicious and delicate. A real warming nightcap. 260705

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet spicy aroma with fruity notes. Sweet fruity and spicy flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2007
Bottled. Hazy brown colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is yeast, caramel malts, raisins, some fruits and a bit spices. Also a little sting of alcohol. Flavour is toffee, yeast, spices, caramel malts some fruits and quite much spices in the finish. Very pleasant beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19192) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a small off-white head. Sweet malty fruity aroma, hints of caramel. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a sweet malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14311) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
2nd April 2008 Chocolate brown ale. A semi complex mix of slightly spicy zingy fruiy and malty creamyness. Dry very slight smoky finsh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
Cloudy amber color. Strong malt aroma, Barley Wine style. Strong mouthfeel, sweet in the front, strong character: a lot of malt, caramel, light liquorice, hop, some spices. Ends very bitter and quite long. Very well brewed, quite hiding the alcohol, incredible strong flavor.


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