Beer # 62 ‘t Smisje Kerst

't Smisje Kerst


Name:  ‘t Smisje Kerst 

Style:   Belgian Strong Dark Ale 

Brewery: Brouwerij Smisje website 

Country: Belgium 

Region:  Oudenaarde 

ABV: 11.00% 

How served: 330ml capped bottle poured into a Moinette chalice.      

My Overall Opinion: Amazing.

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!