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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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3.4
drpimento (3726) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Talk about from one extreme to another - the beer before was a tropical piss and now this. Age a small wedge of world champion aged gouda to set my mouth up. Yum! Worked perfect. Poured with a tan head. No lace. Hazy brown color. Odd mix of aromas: dark, ripe fruits, dark malts, a hint of wet cardboard, fudge, nuts, and and cocoa. Flavor was a little lighter. More of the dark, ripe fruits, some yeast, and honey. Soft body with a bit of tang from carbonation. Not much apparent alcohol surprisingly. Not the heavy hitter I would’ve expected either. Great beer though. Could get to thinking this is a session beer only to get carried out or stumble to bed.

3.4
drowland (8938) - 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.

3.2
blutt59 (6576) - 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

3.8
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 one’s own good.

3.7
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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.

3.9
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 didn’t 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.

3.4
BMan1113VR (7930) - 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.

3.5
thornecb (6020) - 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

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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.

4.1
lefossoyeur (615) - 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...


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