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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: 295   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 14/20
Camons (10428) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle @ Ølkonsortiet christmas beer tasting. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, brown sugar, fruits. Taste is malt, sugar, riasins and other dark fruits, spices, bit of alcohol. Full body, high carbonation. 051111

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9362) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2011
33 cl bottle. BBE Q4/2013
Pours hazy orange colour with small lasting head. Aroma is of english strong ale type honey and malts, caramel, spices and some berries. Flavour has distant spices like coriander, some honey and caramel, sweet malts and sugar candy. Full-bodied with high carbonation and some sourness at the end. Not too sweet or spicy. Balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2011
33 cl bottle (bottled on 2007/2008?), BBE Q4/2013
Aroma has sweet toffee, just like in english barley wines. Also some candi sugar and raisins. Loads of CO2 in palate. Flavour is very sweet with sugar and raisins, but also some sourness does appear in the background. Could not locate the promised spices. Aftertaste is really sweet with loads of candi sugar. Adding the yeast makes this more stale and worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7700) - 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 (15152) - 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 (34634) - 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 (3030) - 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
chibuck (3510) - 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.

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