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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: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Belgian Winter Ale brewed with spices (coriander and grain of paradise) ABV 11-12%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
bottle. clear red amber, huge beige head. yellow fruity and citrussy, spicy sweet base to that, malty and caramelly notes. also some spicy alc. after a while in the glass the soursih and citrussy notes disappeared, and left a sweet malty, sweet dry caramelly aroma. aroma warns you of a very strong belgian dark brew coming up. flavor is dark fruity, smoked? i didn’t expect charchoal notes, coriander, dark caramel, sour raisins. all in all a nicely spiced dark fruity belgian beer.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (2029) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7112) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oteyj (2139) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6532) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4773) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - 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!

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