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Catherine The Great - Brouwerij Smisje

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Catherine The GreatCatherine The Great

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BA SCORE
78
okay

156 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 20.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Smisje visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-06-2008)
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ryandurka

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this beer was pretty good. another hard to find beer imported from euro-land. i would not go out of my way to track this beer down again. it reminded me of the easier to find golden drak. the taste of catherine the great is thick and syrupy. the booze level is high enough to make it a hard hitter, or a beer to have along with food.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2008 14:03:20 | More by ryandurka
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Catherine The Great from Brouwerij Smisje
78 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.