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Wostyntje - Brouwerij Smisje

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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
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 shapudding:
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No dating. Initially poured with a ton of frothy almond head, but settled down to a thick cap with some medium sized bubbles. Cloudy apricot amber and unclear, very thick looking. Can almost see a misty swirling. Mainly malty scents, not much else coming out. The first sip locked up the back of my jaw! After that it is just nicely soured flavors, like a brown that is edging towards a geuzue. Knowing about the mustard seeds in it, I am thinking about having a pretzel with a ton of good, grainy spicey mustard, then following it up with a swig of a good ale. There is just enough carbonation, when you give it a swish you can really notice it. There is more of a medium mouth with some bite to it. Very nicely flavored and surprisingly enjoyable. Not scary at all. When I picked this up on a StateLine trip, the crew I was with gave me such looks for picking it up, but this really turned out to be a very good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2005 22:30:59 | More by shapudding
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3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
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

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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.

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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.

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Wostyntje from Brouwerij Smisje
81 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.