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't Smisje Oudenaarde Imperial Sour Ale - Brouwerij Smisje

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't Smisje Oudenaarde Imperial Sour Ale
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Smisje visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 05-18-2013)
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PEIhop, Nov 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

stuart3368, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

diverite, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red. Big khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Sweet and malty. Apple-y and a bit acidic.

Taste - Really apple-y here. Malt is less sweet. More caramel. Dry and astringent.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. A bit heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Decent, but hardly a drinkable sour.

Alieniloquium, Jul 30, 2013
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Satchboogie, Jul 23, 2013
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MADPolo, Jul 03, 2013
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mhbarber, Jun 26, 2013
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beernads, Jun 26, 2013
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zonker17, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

RollTide7, May 25, 2013
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Bandi, May 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

smithj4, May 18, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly cloudy brownish red in color and has some yeast particles near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a massive finger and a half finger high beige head that gradually died down, leaving a large mound of bubbles on the surface in the center of the glass, a collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light aromas of stone fruits are present in the nose along with some hints of vinegar.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has one hints of dark fruits (like a quadrupel) and a light amount of sourness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is really unique for a sour beer given its strong strength but it manages to hide its alcohol rather well.

metter98, May 18, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours lightly cloudy reddish amber in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation, light amounts of sediment in suspension, and some ruby red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense creamy foamy beige head that reduces to a finger thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast (similar in aroma to that in use of Brewery Ommegang) with some light to moderate notes of dark fruits/raisins/plums. Light amounts of tartness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of malts with a dark fruit sweetness (plum and raisin stand out) that is followed by a light amount of fruity tartness. Light amounts of bitterness that linger a bit.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Interesting but not quite as tart as I was expecting for the style - maybe tastes a little bit more like a combination of quad and oud bruin. Not my favorite beer and this is a style I am usually a huge fan of...I wanted more of the tart vinous acidity and tartness/sourness. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

dbrauneis, May 18, 2013
't Smisje Oudenaarde Imperial Sour Ale from Brouwerij Smisje
79 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.