Brewed by Brouwerij Smisje
Style: Belgian Ale
Mater, Belgium


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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This beer with Torhouts’ mustard has been craft brewed with top-fermentation at Brewery De Regenboog, but is now brewed at the new Smisje plant in Mater-Oudenaarde. Ingredients are malts, hop, candi sugar, mustard seed, yeast and water.

nahthan's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
From bottle at The Trappist in Oakland. Nice Light amber colored pour. Smells like sweet belgian/german malts plus a spicy/herbal quality that is very unique, maybe from the mustard seeds?. Starts on the palate like a double, finishes like a lambic or maybe a flanders red. A miss out for everyone who was scared by the mention of mustard seeds. I’m betting they’re brown instead of black mustard seeds, But who knows. Very dry and digestable. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
marcus (6018) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cloudy amber with a huge beige head and a spicy aroma. There is a strange conglomeration of tastes that are dominated by mustard, a flavor I detest. That made it very difficult to rate this beer. I didn’t detect any candi sugar, just that darn mustard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2013
Hazy amber colour, medium carbonation. Sweet and malty with some hints of spices. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
spicy, yeasty, slightly sour aroma. some sweet notes in the aroma, faintly caramel/toffee, very muddy, murky light tan/dirty yellow (though it did have a bouncy bike ride home from the shop). no much head. yeasty beer. some sweetness, caramel, a hint of sourness. there’s a subtle spiciness in the middle, finishing with a tangy note. there’s a lot of flavors mixing from start to finish. kind of muddled, but definitely complex and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1545) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
I never knew a beer brewed with mustard could be good. But smisje proves in this weird brew that it can be tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
Quite hazy golden brown colour, white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bread, toast and light mustard. Malty flavour, light sweet, light sour touch, mustard in the back. Finish malts, caramel, light lemon, light warm mustard.
Light mustard, quite balanced. Quite nice!
(33cL bottle @ home)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (805) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours a cloudy copper with high carbonation that takes away the head quickly. Aromas of light pineapple, cheese, slight sour apple, and coriander. Flavors are medium spicy, slight note that is fishy(my glass or mustard?), Belgian sugars, coriander, and lightly bready. Medium sweet, slightly sour/tart with mostly a clean finish except for a slight bitter note and spice. Don’t notice to much of a distinguished difference with the mustard seed. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (603) - TURKEY - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber appearance, small white foamy head, cinnamon-cumin aroma, sweetish spicy cherry taste, low carbonation, spicy finish with liquor aftertaste. It tastes like a lambic beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
On tap at Memphis taproom. Murky gold off white head. Sweet candy nose. Generally average profile. Nothing outstanding

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nealblind (530) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2013
Beautiful brown orange unfiltered beer. slightly tan lingering head. aroma of musty yeasty lemons. Mustardy and salty. The dark candy sugar takes it over the top, making it too much of a malta goya product. A disappointment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Meh. Basic light-colored beer, no real aroma. Tastes light and somewhat sweet, mustard, and a bit of bitterness. Clean finish. OK beer.

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