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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Whiskey cask matured ’t Smisje Kerst ale brewed with spices (corriander and Grains of Paradise).


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
A - Cloudy brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly. S - Dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, banana, clove, pepper, coriander, grains of paradise, other spices, candi sugar, cocoa, and some booze. T - Dark caramel malts, raisins and other dark fruits, oak, vanilla, whiskey, Belgian yeast, clove, banana, pepper, coriander, grains of paradise, other spices, candi sugars, cocoa, and some booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming, and estery finish. D - Great barrel aged BSDA. Great overall balance.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
EugeneStraver (119) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
HMOE 20130331 (33 cl longbottle): The beer pours with a big brown head, a amber colour and tiny particels. The aroma is malty (slight roasted), caramel, raisens, vanille. Also some off-flavour of yeast, buttery and soap. The taste starts sweet with caramel, but also a not-nice small sour taste. In the end some malty bitterness. Furtheer esters, vanille and yeast. The finish is somewhat dry from the sour and bitterness. After a while even some sticky feeling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2013) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
Thanks Tim at the 1st Official Ledebronckx Barrel Aged Academie Grand Elite Tasting Pours clear orangish/brown with a loose tan head. Smells of caramel, honey a little spice. Taste is honey, smoke/peat. Begins dry with a dark fruity finish. Medium body and smooth. A very tasty and rich beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 23/XII/12 - 33cl bottle @ 1st Official Ledebronckx Barrel Aged Academie Grand Elite Tasting (OLBAAGET) - BB: n/a (2012-1392) Thanks to Johan for the bottle!!

Clear copper red beer, big aery yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: raisins, aged beer, orange peel, red fruits, bit sourish, spicy, dusty. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: raisins, peated, caramel, bit sugary, sweet, dried fruits, little bitter. Aftertaste: caramel, peated, smoky, raisins.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2447) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Dark amber/brown murky pour thin to no off white head .... aroma of whiskey, smoked peated malts, spices .... taste is mostly of smoked peated malts, light whiskey, dry spicy .... flavors are very well put together .... abv hidden very well coriander and grains of paradise are light but evident .... finish is smokey and sweet ... good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 26th November 2010
Cloudy brown beer, decent tan head. Toffee cream nose. Light dry palate. Toffee cream. Subtle sour and spice. Light whisky. Nice woody tones with a trace of vanilla and aniseed. Very light on it it’s toes for an 11.0% beer.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TizzleJizzle (727) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Great aroma of yeast, spice, and caramel. Excellent cloudy orange pour with a thin vanilla top. Tastes like u scraped ur arm on a dirty stick then put a band-aid on ur arm then licked the band-aid. Good carbonation. If ur into kinda thing, then I would highly recommend this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
(33cl bottle) cloudy orange, wispy offwhite bubbles. Nose of moss, caramel, alcohol, corn, Caramel, rich, light cellar floor. Taste of band aid, caramel, moss, toasty, orange, woody, force carbonation, smells and tastes aged, maybe past its prime but no idea of the age.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (425) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Muddy read medium creamy head; tobacco and boozy and red wine aromas; stout like in the nose after a swallow... Much like a stout in finish with a tart edge. Very complex but I won't come back to it again with its price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
Pours reddish copper with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, red apple and yeast. Flavour is caramel, sweet, red apple, yeast and light whisky notes.


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