Smiske Extra - Brouwerij Smisje
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.78/5 rDev +1.3%
A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with some fine particulates visible floating in suspension. It poured with a massive two finger white head that took a long time to die down, eventually settling to a quarter finger high head with lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of earthy and fruity yeast are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is very much dominated by the earthy and fruity flavors of the yeast. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness, which is most noticeable towards the finish. Hints of spices are also perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems rather yeasty for a Belgian Pale Ale, but if you like yeast it is a pleasant beer to drink.
05-24-2014 02:06:07 | More by metter98
3.43/5 rDev -8%
By all indications on the label - predominantly green colors, sketch of a hop cluster and hop field - one would think this would taste hoppier and possibly in the style of an American pale ale?
On the skewed contrary, this basically comes across like a pleasant, yet fairly bland farmhouse (saison) ale.
Yellow-golden and cloudy with a ridiculously-voluminous, cottony, white head - looks like a rustic brew. Another one of those beers (the second or third time this week, for me) that you can smell the hops when opening the bottle, but once it's poured, the fragrance mysteriously vanishes into the ether. The flavor has a modicum of hoppiness and hop bitterness and hints incessantly at a smart spiciness that never quite fully develops.
It's quite light and very easily quaffable, as in a patersbier, but not in the least exciting on the palate. Even if this was an old old bottle, having had a couple of their other offerings, I'm not terribly surprised by it's simplicity or, better stated, paucity in dynamic complexity.
12-11-2012 16:15:45 | More by Bouleboubier
3.85/5 rDev +3.2%
A - Pours a hazy golden color, with a large head. The head dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - A yeasty Belgian nose with hints of grass and some spice
T - Same as the nose with some banana/clove hints.
M - Very light on the palate with light carbonation.
O - I very much enjoyed this beer. It was designated as a Belgian IPA on the bar list so I was expecting a more hoppy taste, especially since there are some hops on the label as well. In my humble opinion it seem more in the style of a tripel, but enjoyable nonetheless.
09-28-2012 02:02:44 | More by FlyAwayPhil
3.85/5 rDev +3.2%
Served in a snifter, if memory serves correct
Enjoyed on a visit to 't Brugs Beertje in Brugge while touring around Belgium in early June 2012.
A: Hazy golden in color. Half (frothy white) fingernail head.
S: Smells of Belgian yeast (and the usual accompanying spice), cracked wheat, and faint floral/earthy hops.
T: Taste follows smell, but add a touch of clove and banana to the mix. Hint of white pepper near the finish too. Crisp and clean for the style.
M: Light/medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: An easy-to-drink Belgian pale ale! Don't hold your breath on finding this one in many places though as it is supposedly a one-off/small quantity production based on my discussion with Daisy. So if you see it tickers, get some while you can =)
08-13-2012 17:59:29 | More by spdyfire83
3.08/5 rDev -17.4%
Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a bubbly two finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Splotches of soapy lacing left behind.
Grassy, earthy aroma with floral hops, pale malt and light fruit notes. Strong soil like character with resinous pine needle, bread, biscuit, apple, pear and permuy booze.
Slightly overcarbonated and on the lighter end of medium bodied with a strong bitter, earthy hop flavor that lingers over the sweeter notes into a dry finish. The hop profile is one dimensional with a ton of dry bitterness, grass and pine needle flavor. This is countered by sweet booze, bread, biscuit and light fruit. Decently drinkable but kind of boring, especially coming from a brewery that I usually love.
08-09-2012 03:41:34 | More by corby112
3.48/5 rDev -6.7%
11.2 oz bottle from Amanti Vino's Beer of the Month program. It was poured into my Firestone Walker tulip.
Smiske Extra pours a hazy goldenrod, with a massive four fingers or so of white foam topping the beer and threatening to spill out of the glass. Head retention is outstanding, minutes after the pour there's still an iceberg-like chunk of foam floating in the glass. Lacing is good, but could stand to be a little bit more consistent. The nose has an aroma of granny smith apples, along with some clove phenols. Some herbal and mineral hoppy notes complete the picture. The flavor profile leads off with the same apple sweetness, but the phenols that follow start veering a little bit into being medicinal and band-aid like. They're not really pleasant on their own, and they do clash a little bit with the European hop notes that come in for the close. The body is nice and light, but the carbonation just isn't as active and effervescent as I would like. Smiske Extra isn't a bad beer, but there are plenty of Belgian Pale Ales I'd reach for before this one.
07-24-2012 01:36:58 | More by axeman9182
Smiske Extra from Brouwerij Smisje
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.