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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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4.9
Trappistenbier (52) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2003
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4.8
kapusta (116) - Browns Summit, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Hands down, one of the best that I have encountered. So much going on with this one. Dark, almost black in appreance. Nice rich fruit taste, malty sweet, and very rich. Alot of alcohol in this one, but you don’t take notice when drinking it. So very smooth that you want to save them rather than drink them.

4.4
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2003
This is a great Belgian ale. Carmel, earthy, and malt flavors. Finishes clean, crisp and smooth. ABV is also well hidden. Recommended.

4.4
Rckuy (1) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2004 does not count
Excllent. It is very cloudy but packs a punch. I highly recommend it. Strong alcohol taste. Nice flavor.

4.4
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2005
Smells like candied wood. And the flavor is spwcial as well. Peppery, chocolatey and even with some bitterness. I’m impressed. But not by the label, which is stupid!

4.4
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 Pours a dark brown with a small head. Aroma is wonderful. I think I smelled it for about 5 minutes before I took my first sip. Ripe sweet fruit and yeasty aroma. Flavor is nice and sweet malts and mild spices. It screams BELGIAN !! The alcohol is not strong in the flavor but you can feel it in the belly. This one will warm you up.

4.4
Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 5, 2014
It looks like a clear copper coloured brew with a small but persistent head of foam, usual good lacing from a Belgian beer. The smell, well, it’s very similar to an aged UK Old or Barley Wine. Lots of caramel malt more than hinting notes of Port. Aged Thomas Hardy or JR Lee’s, anyone? The taste just verifies what I said about the smell, to the letter. Very nice mouthfeel with lightish carbonation to with the medium body It drinks like a champion of an Old Ale/Barleywine. I have to get more.

4.3
kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2005
11.2 oz bottle, in Chimay goblet. Pours a beautiful ruby red with a fluffy off white head that settles quickly to a creamy film. Aroma is strong and sweet, with a belgian yeast smell along with alcohol. Notes of apple cider, cinnamon spice, and sweet malt. Flavor is extremely malty, almost caramel like. Belgian spices, very port like in the finish with alot of alcohol warmth, they’re not kidding about the 12%. Very minimal if any hop bitterness. This one coates the mouth thoroughly yet isn’t overly cloying. This is a very big beer with a very vinous complexity to it. As it warmed, alcohol and spices become more predominant. Very good and highly recommended.

4.3
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2006
Pours a hazy brownish amber, with no head. Sweet aroma laced with spices, maybe a hint of chocolate. Taste is sweet, but not cloying, it’s balanced enough to be quite drinkable. Alcohol is hidden for it’s strength. Mouthfeel is not heavy, and a touch sticky. An excellent brew.


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