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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: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Belgian Winter Ale brewed with spices (coriander and grain of paradise) ABV 11-12%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2257) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3404) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
I reckon they used every spice they could get for this christmas beer. Nevertheless, it turned out very well. A rich and complex beer with a very diverse and nice taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (8524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2013
2008 vintage bottle shared form Deanso. Pours murkey brown with a small off white head. Aroma is cheesy, caramel, yeast and fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet, light sour and light bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2013
11.2 oz bottle: Appearance is brown with a off white head. Aroma is slightly sour. Taste is interesting for a Belgian, typical Belgian with some hints of sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8913) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Murky amber pour with a small white head. Rich caramel, yeast, and sour fruit aroma. Sweet taste, almost overly so. Slightly drying late. Moderate palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (15216) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle from Voldby. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, candy sugar, oranges and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and bitter finish with warming alcohol. Somewhat rough. 251212

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6517) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at the Essen Christmas Beer Festival. Poured a cloudy golden brown with a very thin round head with no carbonation. The aroma is of fresh sticky toffee. The flavour is rich strong and alcoholic and the toffee is present here too. A lovely heart warming beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2012
11.2oz bottle, labeled 12% ABV. Big foamy fizzing white head. Pours a red / brown color, with lots of particles and sediment in the body. I love the head on this, real big at first, but then half fizzes away, and the perfect amount retains. Bigger body. Very smooth carbonation. More dry finish. Surprisingly little alcohol taste, absolutely no bite, amazing for 12%. Light bitterness, nice dark fruit and spice aroma. Hint of tropical fruit. Very light, nice balanced sweetness. Never heard of this stuff before, but I was very surprised how light and tasty it was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
For a coriander beer, that bready sweetness was very well hidden. Instead you get some light berries, brown sugar and yeast. Also, for a 12% abv it was surprisingly easy on the palate. Good stuff for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1364) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Thanks, Harold, for bringing this brew. Aroma is mainly spice, some brown sugar, light amounts of dark fruit, yeast. Pour is a murky brown with tons of yeast and a nice head. Flavor is toffee, light roast, brown sugar, spices, Belgian style yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Very different. Nice.

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