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Brewed by Brouwerij Smisje
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mater, Belgium

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark and heavy ale - the strongest that the brewery has ever produced - in which three varieties of malt and two spices are utilised. It is brewed "in honour of" the Burgundian Babble Belt, a well known web-site on the Internet, where beer lovers can exchange all sorts of information.

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3.7
sebletitje (10487) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2011
bouteille 33cl orange/cuivre, col épais blanc; Note de malt caramel, fruits noirs, levure et pomme caramélisées. Palais a effectivement une bonne note réchauffante d’alcool, malt caramel et grillé allant légèrement sur la noisette, sucre candi, fruits noirs pour un profile qui est épais finissant avec qcq épices.

3.3
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
I had this on tap at the Map Room into a tulip. The beer pours a very light and clear maghonby color. Not what I expect when I"m drinking a quad. The aroma and taste are not what I was expecting either. When I think quad I want trappist quad not this. It has quad tendicies you can smell and taste all the inverted sugar here, but not any notes of caramel or dark fruits. overall, it wasn’t what I was expecting, aside from that an average beer on its own merits.

3.9
omhper (25956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2011
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Cloudy amber, brief head. Arousing spicy fruity nose with nutmeg and Tokaji Aszú. Sweet andfull bodied, well rounded mouthfeel. Ripe fruits meet caramelly malt in barley wine fashion. Like a sweet dessert wine, very well put together and hiding the alcohol in an exceptional way.

3.7
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2011
A clear amber/light brown colored beer, with a thick, big beige head. The aroma of fruits with caramel and raisins. The taste of caramel malt with fruits with some alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet and a little bitter.

3.6
jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2011
2002 vintage. Pours dark brown. Nose of bourbon, grape, prune, raisin, toffee and caramel malt. Taste is buttery caramel malt, toffee, bourbon, raisin and Belgian yeast. Buttery and creamy.

3.2
jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.3
FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very cloudy caramel-brown color with a large foamy beige head that produced some lacing. The aroma was sweet ripe cherries, pears and berries with faint molasses and caramel. The flavor was intensely bitter, tart and sour with sharp cherry, lemon and prune notes and a slightly medicinal undertone. The finish was long, tart, bitter and sour. Medium body. Ok.

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craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Must’ve gotten a bad batch of this brewery. This stuff is absolutely brutal. Burnt cardboard. Expensive drainpour.

1.6
oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Another deplorable t Smitje brew. Burnt cardboard and rotten vegetables abound in every facet of this brew. Drainpour.

4
alobar (3970) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Pours a murky brown color with an off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel, dark fruit, and honey. Complex sweet flavor with dark fruits, honey, Belgian yeast, cocoa and some molasses. Thick and creamy. Hard to believe it’s 12%.


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