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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2011
330 ml bottle. BBE Q4/2013.
Pours a dirty reddish brown colour with a large, foamy, beige head. Aroma of strong toffee, mild spices and some hay. Flavour of rich malts, toffee, spices and raisins. Flavour of candi sugar, rich malts, toffee, mild nuts and some sour notes. Quite high carbonation and an alcohol finish with raisins. Pretty much an English barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14796) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrup’s - Thanks. Clear amber - offwhite head. Fruity, berries, yeasty, phenols, toasted, spicy, beetroot, alcoholic, high malty, coriander, peppery noes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (32186) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Pours a clear and dark copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, yeast, raisin, dried fruit and yeast. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruit and dried fruit. Flavour is caramel, heavy alcohol, fruit, plum and raisin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle bought in the bottle shop near Erasmus in Brugge last Christmas. A dark amber coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Typical sweet Belgian Christmas beer aroma. Tastes, sweet, malty, caramel, slightly sour. This used to be a stunning beer especially when found on tap but it is not what it used to be. Acceptable enough though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours cooper with a light orange tint. The head is tope rising about 1 finger and fading quickly to only a ring of foam around the glass. The lacing is actually really good. The aroma is light, at first it was wet paint, really? I guess that’s just alcohol with a bit of spice, not much to hang your hat on. The taste is nice very flavorful and only enough winter spice to make it one, but not so much that it overwhelms you. The front is very sweet ends with a touch of spice. Medium feel and drinkability. Not expecting much and got more than I though, decent Belgian winter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2011
19/02/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: unknown, label with sleigh. (2011-61)

Cloudy reddish amber beer, beige creamy head, adhesive and somewhat stable. Aroma: citrus fruits, hops, caramel, sweet malts, spices and alcohol. MF: nice carbon, medium to full body, bit syrupy texture, not cloying though. Taste: roasted malts, hop bitter, fruity (red fruits). Aftertaste: sweet malts, some hop bitters, a general fruity touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
1st December 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Effervescent creamy malt with orangey fruit and a subtle hint of raisans, Pronounced alcohol sweetness with an almost champagne dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1380) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
33 cL bottle from Beers of Europe poured into a goblet glass. Huge head, it took a while to pour. Once poured its a dark copper colour with a full head. The aroma is rich and strong and it tastes, strong, smokey and sour, and is clearly spiced.

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