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

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Brewed with Barley malt, wheat malt, vienna malt, and caramalt; Hallertauer, and Kent Goldings hops; Dark candy sugar, and White candy sugar; and Coriander, and Grain de Paradise. Finally it is aged in E.Dupont calvados cask 6 months.
Primary Fermentation: 2 Weeks
Secondary Fermentation in Bottle: Champagne yeast, port yeast and ale yeast


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2490) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
330 ml. bottle. Pours a thick well retained, dark ivory head, with some lacing, over a hazy, particle laden,dark amber (SRM 15) body.......nose is rich plum, raisin, treacle, light citrus....taste is plum, raisin, molasses, coriander, finishing with a light, slightly peppery, mild sweetness with spice bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. This is a sweet, fruity, beer in both aromas and flavors. The sweetness from the two types of candy sugar dominates the other features of the beer, making it unbalanced, and not as good as it could be. BJCP 7/2/13/4/7


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle shared by wihorock. Poured hazy dark brown with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex sweet dark candy, spice and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid complex sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a smooth complex beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4553) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle shared by wihorock. Pours a cloudy caramel color with no head at all. The aroma and flavor have sweet, caramel, candi sugar, brown sugar, spices, yeast. barrel notes add more sweet fruity character, some booze, woody with a slight warming as I continued to sample. Almost drank like it was a bit oxidized, but seemed to work pretty well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2441) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2013
Thnx to Ppurs dark copper , no real foam Smell is wood Low carbo Bit boozy , grainy . Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2013
11.2 oz bottle 9/14/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-46° n Trappist Glass-Pours a murky deep amber with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, dried fruit, candy sugar, . Taste of sweetness, caramel, toffee, and apples. This full bodied brew is well balanced and is a very nice sipping brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Murk pour, very slowly-forming head. Huge smell on this one. Spices, calvados, really thick vanilla waxy oak, pretty damn decent. It has a prickling carbonation. Slight vegetaiton as I get usually in calvados but mostly it is a spicy but nicely apple tinged brew. There is a hint of oxidation and smoke that actually works well. Very good obscure gem from Belgium.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Sampled at the W&C on Ballas. It poured a hazy copper color with a small tan head. The aroma was of sweet malty bread, some dark fruit, caramel and a touch of brandy. The taste was dark fruit, malty, bready, apple brandy with a finish that was quite spicy. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1439) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Painfully strong aroma of cask wood, toffee, dark currants, raisins and such, and , oh yes, hard booze. Muddy brown color, espresso style head. Main flavor is profound sugary sweetness, background is sweet spice. Thick, foamy body that coats the palate. Somewhat like quad ales, but with to my sugar in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s thanks to jackl. It pours hazy/murky deep amber with a medium beige head. The nose is sweet baked goods, brown sugar, crème brulee, vanilla, rice pudding and apple. The taste is caramel, toffee, earth, toast, preserved fruit, fig, prune, passion fruit and dried apple. Medium to full body and fine carbonation with alcohol warmth in the finish. Well integrated flavour. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (2791) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle at Jack’s farewell at Bruce’s. Pours murky amber with a small white head. Nose is full of a touch too much booze, sugar and some tangy stewed fruits. Heavily stewed fruits, some tang, sugary sweetness and over the top booze in the taste. Far too hot with too much carbonation for my liking

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle picked up at Mr. B’s, Denver. The pour’s hazy deep amber with a small head. The aroma’s roasted apples, grain, pears, brown sugar. The taste is more pears. A touch of peat bog. Pepper. Raspberry tart and brown bread. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid.


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