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

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Belgian Winter Ale brewed with spices (coriander and grain of paradise) ABV 11-12%


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cnardi (24) - ITALY - DEC 17, 2010
Sentori di caramello e malto. Lieve liquirizia. Colore aranciato molto scuro. Discreto cappello di schiuma beige. Al gusto parte dolciastra e caramellosa e poi speziata. Nonostante il forte tono alcoolico non finisce lunga.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle. A cloudy medium to dark amber beer with a small, frothy, mostly diminishing off white head. The aroma is moderately malty and lightly yeasty. There are notes of toasted grains, caramel, licorice, dark fruits, clove, coriander, alcohol, and perhaps a hint of honey. The flavour is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly sour, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively to fizzy carbonation, long finish with medium bitterness, moderately alcoholic. A goog degree of complexity, quite well hidden alcohol, but at the same time warming. Maybe too carbonated and average appearence, but a good Christmas brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1996) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle(Some Where in Machelen - Belgium) Hazy nrown colour, creamy head. Aroma is werry sweet and malty, citrus and yeastynes is the dominated aroma here, some frutynes in the end. Flavor is sweet maltynes,alcy, fruits and citrus. Medium body and a nice medium fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2010
head: bubbly , creamy white
colour: dark amber brown
smell: yeast , alcohol, malts, sweet, spices
taste: bitter start, sweet candy malt, grassy note, anis, spicey, strong dry end, grassy after

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6514) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2010
11/10/11. 11.2oz bottle. Thick, cloudy, brown/red pour with tons of sediment, all under a thick off-white head that lasts with a centimeter. Huge metallic Belgian yeast aroma with sour caramel and candi sugar. Generally sweet, sugary flavor with a huge bitter Belgian yeast character mixed with sour mix, chocolate, and meat. Meh.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Dark reddish brown pour with a small white head. Lots of cardboard and vinous booze in the nose with faint ethanol and burnt bread notes. The flavor holds stale bready caramel with more cardboard and unbalanced booze. Palate is medium to full with low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5830) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Markt, 11.2 oz bottle. Dark brown, thick, sediment floating about, sticky off-white head.Sweet, malty aroma with some fruity accents, hint of dates. Flavor is full bodied with some toffee notes, some fruity notes that resemble pineapple. Some odd earthy dirt notes in the background and some booziness permeates. Mouthfeel is a tad artificial. Overall, slighlty muddled and confused.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4505) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Appearance-wise, this beer is a mess. The label is terrible, and the beer is extremely muddy brown. The aroma is nice -- a robust Belgian dark yeasty thing. An interesting stout/roasted nut/dubbel flavor. Lots of roast, toasted pumpkin seeds and roast peanuts, some grassiness, some horehound herb. A stinging bitter finish. Very biotic, pretty good. Potent. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2010
11.2 oz bottle @ redlight redlight. Apples, coriander, and caramel on the nose. Pours a dark muddy amber with a huge, thick white head. Smooth malts with caramel flavors, with sweet spicy notes, coriander and white pepper with a floral malty flavor, bread with mild funk, mildew with hints of bubblegum, sweet and funky. Great winter/Christmas beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
In short: A toasted, fruity, yeasty Belgian brown ale with a vinous character. Surprisingly easy to drink. Good stuff.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed moderately fresh, 1.5 year before expiration date
The look: Ugly murky brown body, a lot of particles, medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is yeasty and nutty and light fruity notes. Taste is quite surprising. From the nose I didn’t expect something vinous. Sour grapes notes, other fruits of all kinds (dark fruits, fruit salad, etc.), some toasted nuts and almonds, construction wood, lots of yeast. Alcohol is very well hidden, is that thing really 11%?. Sweetness level only feels moderate. Typical full and lively Belgian body and carbonation. Good beer. This is my favorite t Smisje so far. I would like to tell my beer-geek friends about this one but with a name like that I’m afraid I’d spit on them again. And this time unintentionally.


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