Name: ‘t Smisje Kerst
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Brewery: Brouwerij Smisje website
How served: 330ml capped bottle poured into a Moinette chalice.
I paired this beer with: nothing, I used this as an after dinner digestif.
Tasted on: Wednesday December 23, 2009.
Note: This was brewed and bottled by De Regenboog, Brugge. This a wonderful beer that improves as it warms in the glass. It is extremely drinkable for being 11% abv & spiced, as both are well hidden.
BTW, the 2009 versions of this beer has drop the leading ‘t from the name and is now simply Smisje Kerst. I believe when this beer was brewed at De Regenboog in Brugge the name started with a ‘t, now all of their beers have dropped the leading ‘t when they became “officially” Brouwerij Smisje in Oudenaarde.
On the Label: Belgian Winter Ale brewed with spices (coriander & grain of paradise).
This is the 28th of my daily Christmas beer, on my quest for a Christmas beer a day from Thanksgiving to Christmas. There are now only 1 more beers until Christmas!