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Wostyntje - Brouwerij Smisje

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 9
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Smisje visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The label on the bottle says: Wostyntje is a dark blond ale brewed with 90% barley malt, 10% munich malt, 2 sorts of hops, dark candy sugar and mustard seeds.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 05-07-2003)
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Reviews by BeerRun13:
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BeerRun13

California

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear, deep, golden orange. A creamy and thick eggshell colored head is fed by dark bubbles from below. Great lacing is left behind.
Malty and spices in the nose. Kind of pungent hop aroma. I do detect the mustard seed.
Sweet somewhat fruity malt flavor. Slight candi. Hop flavor is nice with a touch of tangy bitterness. Again the mustard shows through towards the finish.
Medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Bitter and tangy finish and feel on the tounge.
Not a bad beer. Interesting mustard/spice flavor. I'd probably try it again if it weren't for the price.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2007 22:58:22 | More by BeerRun13
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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-28-2014 23:19:00 | More by afsdan
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

(no freshness date... a "new" case did come into my work recently, and this bottle was from that case... had a bottle last year elsewhere and a glass of this on tap... little current mention of this beer on the Smisje website... hmmm...)

A: old bottle? - lots of foam coming out when uncapped, head formed but fizzed out just as fast in the glass... clear liquid, tanned yellow-gold in color - the degree of brilliance found in this often suggests high attenuation, i.e. bugs

S: mild caramel, white grape vinous esters (vaguely sherry), overripe pear... no off-putting off-aromas, though

T: full burst of dried-crusted-over doughy malt, matched with a baker's yeast-like highlighting... dry champagne soda at its core... curious peppery-spicy zip/heat - the mustard seed? - you can smell a similar certain spicy something later on as well

M: approaching medium+ thickness in malt body, as if this has been aging (that old German lager quality, just with Belgian yeast nuances)... shows signs of viscosity, however, the lightly spiced-up alcohol warmth attenuates that fairly well

O: while this bottle is potentially aged, I believe I could sell this on the basis of it being similar in constitution to the slough of samey, fullish-bodied, red-hued Belgian Noël ales that we seem to have trouble ridding of each year - I happen to enjoy those beers, but you can't drink them all the time... this is 7% and not quite light and crisp, but has the allure of that yeasty-mustardy spice... worth one try - curious what you'd think

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 17:44:58 | More by Bouleboubier
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-12-2014 15:59:23 | More by psoriasaurus
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

At some point I had asked the owner of an exotic beer store for something weird and unique. This is what he gave me.

Dark orange with a towering white head. Bottle claims this is a golden ale but I heartily disagree. Don’t see many “orange ales” for sale.

Unique aroma, there’s an uncatagorizable floral hibiscus spice thing that dominates. Not sure what mustard seed smells like but if it smells like Goulden’s Spicy Brown I’m glad it’s not very obvious. Bruised orchard fruit like apricots and oxidized apple.

Taste is equally unusual and it’s going to take a while to sort it all out. Very dry with lots of spice and an even dryer moisture sucking finish. Malt like spaghetti squash sweet and tart strawberries. Don’t know that I’ve ever pulled spaghetti squash out of a beer before.

A good pick by whomever I bought this from. One of those beers that make me rethink beer as an art in addition to a beverage. I'm surprised by the lackluster reviews for this beer but I also mention of this brewery's inconsistency. Glad I got a good bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 14:02:28 | More by donkeyrunner
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smithj4

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-06-2014 02:07:00 | More by smithj4
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-16-2014 00:21:34 | More by DCdevyl78
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-29-2013 13:46:29 | More by enelson
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-08-2013 16:17:43 | More by Thomas_Picton
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ACinSC

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-16-2013 02:37:24 | More by ACinSC
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bzach

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-06-2013 11:36:59 | More by bzach
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quilty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-21-2013 10:33:05 | More by quilty
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-29-2013 03:14:24 | More by jeffthepony
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Stephanieha

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-16-2013 19:11:10 | More by Stephanieha
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-03-2013 21:35:45 | More by WOLFGANG
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-18-2013 14:21:57 | More by mrfrancis
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-28-2013 02:21:08 | More by pknyc
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-21-2013 20:52:23 | More by InspectorBob
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-12-2013 20:09:04 | More by BeerForMuscle
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KillaB

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-07-2013 00:26:09 | More by KillaB
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-28-2013 15:35:35 | More by Jason1337
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WynnO

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-27-2013 16:30:01 | More by WynnO
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-23-2013 02:35:52 | More by asafarc2
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emerge077

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brand new arrival at a local shop, new bottle format and everything.

Dark amber gold, minimal spotty lacing.
Smell is a little bit unusual, sourdough and tangy mustard. Dried fruit.
Taste is similarly tangy, distinct weird mustard vibe, on the verge of turning it seems. Light effervescent carbonation. Dry odd finish. Better than the one I had 3ish years ago, but still pretty weird. Not sure who i'd recommend this to... Fantome reject bottle lovers, this is the beer for you!

07-29-2009
1.9/5 rDev -46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I feel obligated to review this, seeing that i've tried it before, and I bought a bottle for $5 to review it. Unfortunately it is tainted as several others from this brewery i've had in the past (Vuuve, Blonde). There's a medicinal, astringent sour twang that is definitely not pleasant, and I love sour beers. Intentional? Who knows...

Pours a deep hazy orange. Several fingers of foam that have sparkling bubbles like soap suds. The retention is good, but there is some swampy sediment even after a careful pour that keeps it from really looking great. Strangely cidery and medicinal in the nose, that becomes more fruity at room temp. Pears and bread. Tastes like Anbesol oral analgesic (Benzocaine) dumped into some cider, i'm having flashbacks to when I lost teeth as a kid. Yuck. Lingering unpleasant medicine. Watery and thin. Can't finish it, which is rare for me. Drainpour. De Regenboog needs to improve their quality control on these three beers...

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 03:56:59 | More by emerge077
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-25-2013 05:51:46 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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Wostyntje from Brouwerij Smisje
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