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


on tap


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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (8534) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
7/14/10. On tap, very last draw from the keg. Yeasty aroma with plenty of Belgian fruitiness. The flavor is crazy Belgian with huge bitterness and plenty of fruitiness, even a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6560) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2010
bottle, ruddy brown color with no foam, spicy cola sugar aroma, flavors of malty brown sugar, spiced rum, murky hot finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
330ml Bottle: Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt, slight caramel, and slight dark ripe fruit. Poured a muddy brown color with a small, off-white/tan, fizzy, head that disappeared except for around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Opaque. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, Belgian yeast, slight hops, slight raisin, light caramel, slight fig, and a hint of toffee. Medium to full body. Smooth, slick, then slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, malt, Belgian yeast, light caramel, and slight dark ripe fruit finish is lightly dry. 12%ABV is amazingly hidden throughout. Almost too drinkable for ones own good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pours a hazy medium orangish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear ruby brown color with orange highlights. The head was off white and reduced to a lasting film relatively quickly. Distinct raisin and molasses aromas. There was also a faint whiff of milk chocolate and some alcohol. A bit rum-like. Medium bodied and sweet with moderate to high carbonation. Caramel dominated the flavor, but didnt mask the molasses, milk chocolate, or raisin. There was also some clove. A cornucopia of dark fruit flavors accompanied the sugary sweetness at the end. There was a warming alcohol effect, particularly in the stomach. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a hazy amber-orange body with a large, off-white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, caramel, raisins, grass and hay. Taste is alcohol, wheat, grass, candi sugar, light spice and a bit bitter. Creamy carbonation with an odd lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5853) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Pours deep hazy amber into a trappist glass. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Orange and yeasty caramel aromas. Strong alcohol and full sweet orange marmalade and nutmeg spiced lasting hot burn

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2009
Pours a murky,cloudy, caramel colour with a hugeoff white head that fades to leave a nice creamy covering. Aroma is sweet and caramely with a faint woody finish, taste is sweet-ish and full of ripe fruits and a deffinate smoked finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (612) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2009
Beautiful amber beer with a deep golden-orange hue. Thick, creamy beige foam topping this strong belgian. Nose of sweet caramel and something grassy, like mint and lemon mixed together. Full bodied, lots of sweetness from the candi sugar, yet well balanced, with a good herbal, slightly bitter, mid-palate, just enough to balanced the huge malty presence and alcohol. This is a big beer, that you should consider for dessert only. With the valeriane in it, it will surely put you to bed early...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
2nd April 2008 Chocolate brown ale. A semi complex mix of slightly spicy zingy fruiy and malty creamyness. Dry very slight smoky finsh.

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