Brewed by Brouwerij Smisje
Style: Belgian Ale
Mater, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9878) - Ursel, - OCT 7, 2012
Draught, Randallized version Huge dense & white head, rings of lace; hazy yellow-orange beer. Sharp EU hops nose, even if they might be actually Cascade. The spiciness of the yeast comes out in force. Sharpish sweet-bittersh, spicy notes, even leafy. Very dry finish. Light to medium bodied, feels very carbonated, nearly over-. The USA hops might come out more in force, then it might even be called IPA. Still, far from bad, appetizing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kraddel (7450) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2016
Pours rather unclear blonde. OK white head. Smell is intense , overripe-fruit yeastyness. rather sharp. Taste is sharp bitterness, that dies of instantly, to make room for an aged-like yeastyness. overripe fruit, unfresh malts, doughy ( in a not so good way ) dusty, mild madeirization. And this isnt even an aged bottle ( to my knowledge ) very, very overcarbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikske79 (1640) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2016
De geur is heel opmerkelijk, kruidig. Mooie schuimkraag en mooie blonde kraag. De smaak valt mee maar is de minste van alle smiskes die ik geprobeerd heb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3822) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2016
330mL capped bottle poured into St. Augustine goblet glass. As is typical for Smisje beers, great deal of sediment that I tried to separate and pour into a beer shot glass. Still at thick glowing amber gold color with a strong and thick foamy head. Aroma is thick Belgian pie crust with light pear syrup. Aroma is very much the house character. Flavor is a looser and lighter Belgian ale - dough with spritzy herbalness. Then there is a shot of bitter herbal hops. No matter how hard this brewer tries the American level of hoppiness never comes off well. I would so much prefer the beer without the hoppy stab but still a lovely Belgian ale otherwise. Of course, I have a bias for this brewery, their yeast speaks to my inner beer soul.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (2013) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle at Bier Circus. Poured slightly hazy amber with a thick white head. Very high carbonation. Smells very Belgian, yeasty, pear drop. Dry bitter finish although didnt get so much of the hop flavour coming through. Decent but slightly disjointed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jyrsa (721) - - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle BBE 7/2016. Clear golden yellow with a strong white head. Nose has tartness, earthy yeast licorice and alcohol. Malty with hay. OK palate with some strange off aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (3860) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
Lot 83 bottle from Bier Cellar in Portland, ME. Pours a fairly clear tarnished gold with a medium white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of candi sugar, spices and some fruits. Dry-hopped, you say? Taste is of burnt sugar, peppery alcohol, fruits and feels belgian enough... Awkward and uncontrolled esters, though. Moderately high bitterness and sugar. Eh, not that good really. Where is that dryhop? Slight burning alcohol sensation. Body is light, carbonation high and lightly stingy. Disjointed to say the least, I do get some of the dryhop and it is not nearly enough to make this beer interesting. This recipe is not one for the history books I would say...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (9184) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2015
330 ml. bottle sampled. Purchased @ Willems & Zoon. BBF JUL2016. Sparkling lightly hazy golden, creamy small bubbles white head. Nose is mineral, lightly watery, wet paper, lightly metallic, High carbonation too much. Taste is odd insecticide, wet paper, mineral, watery, big esters, overly fizzy, tad lingering chemical, floral, wild flowers (not in a good way) finish, pepper, touch washing powder. Meh this one fell short in quite a few way. Not too crazy about the profile & it is far too carbonated, mineral, odd choice of hops etc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (10045) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2015
At Villagio Della Birra 2015.
Hazy yellow color, white head. Herbal, light sweet scent. Herbal, grassy taste. Herbal aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (614) - - SEP 5, 2015
Pours an off amber body with a giant head. Nice yeasty aroma. Boring flat taste with a sweet tone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
EvaCandido (73) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 5, 2015
High turbidity, caramel and brine. Oxidised and too much sediment. high in body and not totally attenuated.

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