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t Smisje Kerst

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij De Regenboog
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Assebroek-Brugge, Belgium


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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Belgian Winter Ale brewed with spices (coriander and grain of paradise) ABV 11-12%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft at the Alexandria Rustico location. Poured a slightly hazy amber-orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma was lots of sweet malt notes, toffee, caramel notes. Flavor was nice hops, light fruits, alcohol is there, but subdued for 11%. A touch of something that tasted a bit tart, sweet malts. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenH (936) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
brown, cloudy, minimal head, tan foam, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
33cl bottle. Pours an orange body with a medium off-white head. Little lasting foam. Aroma is great and complex: mostly malty with coockie, grain and something toasted, some yeasty sweetness too. Alcoholic warm. Flavor is mostly sweet, then a bit bitter, and finally sweet again in the finish. Full bodied beer, very cloudy in the appearance. Lively carbonation. 11 ABV but still very well balanced and easy drinkable. A joyous experience!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michcam8 (378) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On tap at 101 Beer Kitchen. Nice looking Belgian ale in the glass. Roasted malt flavor, belgian sugars, spice, dark fruits, and candy. Somewhat tart and sour on the palate, but not overwhelming, and a nice compliment to the flavor. Very enjoyable beer. Would purchase again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Draft at Stumbling Monk, Seattle. Pours a cloudy medium plum brown, decent amount of off white head. Aroma is rich and fruity, dried fruit and a bit of coriander. Body is well-balanced, combines a liveliness with a richness owing to the ABV. Finish is surprisingly mellow. Little to no warming, and a fruity sweetness. Not generally the kind of thing that I go for, but points for being really well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jdavidh (159) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Had on draft at Beer Revolution in Oakland, 11/24 - hard to find on the beerbuddy app =/ Lots of kandi sugar, spice, and alcohol burn. Nose is mostly sugar and is somewhat cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Draft @ Three Fires. Raisin, brown sugar, bready/doughy malt, and spice aroma. Reminded me a little of a fresh baked cinnamon roll. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Belgian yeast, toasty/bready malt, alcohol, and dark fruit flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2081) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. I really enjoyed this brew. It has a very distinctive alcohol warmth and spicing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4427) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On draft at the Rustico Novemberfest 2013. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Fruity caramel nose. Sweet orange, honey and tropical fruit flavors. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2056) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours dirty copper/mahogany with a thin tight off white head that fades to a thin collar and wispy film. Aroma is boozy and sweet with burnt sugars and caramel some dark fruit and clove. Taste is bitter boozy and dusty with more of the above is lesser than the aroma. Palate is medium slick and warming.

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