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


on tap


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Whiskey cask matured t Smisje Kerst ale brewed with spices (corriander and Grains of Paradise).

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
(33cl bottle) cloudy orange, wispy offwhite bubbles. Nose of moss, caramel, alcohol, corn, Caramel, rich, light cellar floor. Taste of band aid, caramel, moss, toasty, orange, woody, force carbonation, smells and tastes aged, maybe past its prime but no idea of the age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (495) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Muddy read medium creamy head; tobacco and boozy and red wine aromas; stout like in the nose after a swallow... Much like a stout in finish with a tart edge. Very complex but I won't come back to it again with its price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense N, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
Pours reddish copper with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, red apple and yeast. Flavour is caramel, sweet, red apple, yeast and light whisky notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
Pours an unclear brown beer. The aroma is malt, caramel, dried fruit, notes of nut and whisky. The flavor follows the nose with additional sweetness. The palate is sweetness. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Brown beer with a tan head. Whiskey and light caramel aroma with dark fruit. Whiskey and light smoke flavor with dark fruit. Medium bodied. Whiskey and dark fruit lingers with light yeast and light smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2802) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle. Moderate aromas of cereal, caramel for the malt, cooked orange for the the hops, dough for the yeast with raisin, date, butterscotch, brown sugar nutmeg and tobacco. Head is average size, fizzy, off-white with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color si murky medium brown with some tiny particles at the bottom. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderate acidic, sour and has a long heavily to harshly bitter aftertaste like burnt coffee. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a moderately alcoholic and lightly astringent and dry finish. A very nice smelling Belgian Strong Ale with some heady aromas, but the flavor is a bit harsh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
Pours hazy deep copper with 3-finger khaki head. Nose is huge vinous fruit (merlot, cabernet), fuselly whiskey, honey, mead, hops, spices. Tastes rich, hot, very fruity, with notes of merlot, oaky whiskey, fructosy syrupy molasses, and even some smoked malt/peaty/cognacy flavors late. This one is very complec and very delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
11.2oz bottle. Pours murky dark reddish brown with large chunks of sediment, and a small beige head. Aromas of sweet plum and raisin, cherry, alcohol, and cocoa, with some tart fruit and orange as well. The flavor is sweet and tart red fruit with oak at first, moving to peaty, smoky whiskey and oak. The finish is tart, with smoky, charred wood. Low/medium carbonation and medium body, slightly dry, and lightly warming. Pretty good; a very smoky profile. [1025]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bth122 (1546) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Brown color with medium head. Smells skunky with sour fruits. Tastes like skunky fruits. Not good. I hope this bottle is bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle @ Odense Late March Tasting, 2012. Pours dark ruby amber with a small creamy white head. Nose is yeast, spices and vague whisky. Sweet and inviting. Sweet flavor with a warmth from alcohol, mild -very mild peated whisky, fruit , caramel and alcohol. Sweet - yet balanced and enjoyable. Hides the alcohol well.

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