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


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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Brewed with Barley malt, wheat malt, vienna malt, and caramalt; Hallertauer, and Kent Goldings hops; Dark candy sugar, and White candy sugar; and Coriander, and Grain de Paradise. Finally it is aged in E.Dupont calvados cask 6 months.
Primary Fermentation: 2 Weeks
Secondary Fermentation in Bottle: Champagne yeast, port yeast and ale yeast

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3828) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
330 ml. bottle. Pours a thick well retained, dark ivory head, with some lacing, over a hazy, particle laden,dark amber (SRM 15) body.......nose is rich plum, raisin, treacle, light citrus....taste is plum, raisin, molasses, coriander, finishing with a light, slightly peppery, mild sweetness with spice bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. This is a sweet, fruity, beer in both aromas and flavors. The sweetness from the two types of candy sugar dominates the other features of the beer, making it unbalanced, and not as good as it could be. BJCP 7/2/13/4/7

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
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.

odinstyr (806) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Pours a cloudy chocolate brown with a small and short-lived tan head. Smells of toffee, chocolate, brown bread, molasses. Taste is sweet and rich, candy-like, with vanilla - oak, kind of like a pumpernickel cake.

Bierridder_S (1113) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2015 28/08/2015 @home - 33cl bottle from the brewery Amber coloured, no head, pretty flat. Nose and taste is fruits, spice, caramel, booze, liquid praline. Nice

suprchunk (2994) - EffOff, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Some yeasty sugary notes in the nose mixed with a pleasant spiciness. Slight wine note. Taste is pretty much the same.

HarryPlopper (57) - - FEB 8, 2015
Chocolate, vanilla, Carmel and banana scent. Cloudy dark brown, minimal head. Poured from a bottle. Complex flavor, chocolate and vanilla, some banana in the background. Some molasses like smell. Very high alcohol, which makes it hard to drink more than one.

radiomgb (2838) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
330ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Murky brown in colour with a long lasting creamy beige head, excellent lacing. Aroma is very fruity, slightly alcoholic, some chocolate, berries. Flavour is of lots of berries and dark fruits, some light chocolate, quite sweet, noticable alcohol. Thinning mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes with a long warming alcoholic heat, very sweet. Again, the barrel does nothing but thin out the beer. Too much alcohol.

Beerhunter111 (22508) - P´Castle, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
Sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kerstbierfestival 2014, Essen.
Trübes dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig malzig, reife Früchte, Gewürze, alkoholisch. Geschmack nach sehr reifen Früchten, röstmalzig, Gewürze, leicht alkoholisch.

njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Poured into tulip glass a hazy rust color with tan head that sizzled with bubbles. Aroma was sweet to the nose a boozy sour apple with a malt backbone. Taste was winey, caramel, spice some booze and a little warming. The apple brandy casks this is Aged in really comes out in the finish. Very glad my beer store guy recommended this one.

Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky light brown amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is funky sweet, toffee, apple, brandy. Flavor is moderately alcoholic, apple, funky, hard for me to describe. Medium to somewhat heavy body with a heavy feeling in the stomach. Decent alcohol burn. Not in my usual style repertoire, but tasty.

Tmoney99 (14964) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle shared by wihorock. Poured hazy dark brown with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex sweet dark candy, spice and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid complex sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a smooth complex beer

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