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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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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-18-2013 15:17:03 | More by NickyDee21
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

33 cl bottle poured into a Tripel Karmeliet glass.

Not a very "Pale" pour. The use of dark candy sugar and 10% munich malt gives it a light brown hue. A mild head fades pretty quickly.

A warminig nose with aromas of brown sugar, applesauce, cloves, and biscuit. I cannot smell any mustard seeds.

I couldn't taste much of the mustard either until it warmed up a bit, and even then, it was a very subtle flavor in the background. The bulk of the flavor is dominated by dark carmalized sugars, baked apples, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg.

A very enjoyable beer, but hard to justify the price ($7/bottle).

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 15:53:33 | More by rinhaak
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

12-30-2012 15:09:59 | More by Larrydoherty
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apf

Utah

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-02-2012 01:35:15 | More by apf
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-09-2012 19:29:17 | More by oriolesfan4
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-09-2012 03:10:23 | More by duceswild
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap in Daisey's: Brugge, on 18th Oct 2012. Light golden in body with white lacing. Would never have guessed this was a 'mustard' beer unless I'd been told. I couldn't find a trace of mustard flavours in my glass: aroma wise or in the taste.

I thought it interesting and yeasty, hints of spices and candid fruits but no mustard for me. This was my first beer of the evening so my tatse buds should have been fit enough to find some mustard if there was any!

Try it please: but the mustard presence is low, or at least it was in my 33cl glass.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2012 12:37:39 | More by BlackHaddock
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shigg85

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

10-23-2012 21:03:58 | More by shigg85
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Antnyd82

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

08-09-2012 03:40:21 | More by Antnyd82
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 2/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy orange yellow amber. Way over-carbonated. Lost about 1/3 of the bottle to foam. Leaves some lacing though. Aroma of citrus, sweet malt, spices. A dry, moderately sour pale ale with light fruit flavors and some light yeast. Mustard bite in the finish would be interesting if there was some other flavor depth to balance it out. Interesting, but unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 23:30:58 | More by LiquidAmber
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-21-2012 21:42:59 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-04-2012 16:53:13 | More by brandonld23
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-21-2012 12:55:23 | More by bonbini26
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Drewrd1988


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-18-2012 17:16:33 | More by Drewrd1988
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-28-2012 16:31:53 | More by JohnK17
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A stubby bottle picked up in Westchester NY.

Appearance is a cloudy orange color with with fingers of white head. Its` nose has pepper, spice, belgian yeast, medicinal herbs. The taste of this strong pale ale is apple, caramel, bread, mustard, some boozyness. Mouthfeel is medium, good carbonation. All in all, a good beer, not one of the best from Smisje though.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 01:23:27 | More by mltobin
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Wanted to start off my reviews today with a weird one and this is apparently the weirdest one brewed with mustard seeds.

A - Very fizzy head atop of some hazy amber brown beer. Little lacing and head is slightly opaque. (3.5)

S - Well it doesn't smell too much like mustard. Smells of a nice Belgium pale ale, yeasty and a touch of hops. (3.5)

T - Bubbly and carbonated I do get some brown mustard in the taste, then fruity yeasts, followed by a dry hopping in the finish. (3.5)

M - Medium bodied it drinks pretty nice. (4)

Overall I guess it's what I expected for just a basic dark Belgium ale brewed with seeds. Not worth the buy again at 6 dollars a bottle. (3)

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 13:46:01 | More by DrDemento456
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-01-2012 20:03:10 | More by JeffTheJuice
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wcintula

New York

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hey, good beer! After hearing a lot about this one around Staten Island, I figured I had to give it a whirl, since I've heard nothing bad about it.

Poured into my Duvel tulip, good decision, the beer's got a huge ecru head that makes it within a cm of the top of the glass, lots of nice lacing on this one.

Smell of vague spices and hops. The taste is good, I pick up some mustard in the beginning, but after a few sips the tongue is numb to that flavor, still a very enjoyable beer. I like it!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 19:07:05 | More by wcintula
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-05-2011 04:37:04 | More by HopStoopid120
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

12-02-2011 05:14:58 | More by barnzy78
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woosterbill

Connecticut

2.35/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl bottle, apparently with a couple years on it, into an Old Engine Oil tulip. Thanks to JAHMUR for sharing.

A: Hazy orange-amber body with a solid cap of fine tan foam. Nice.

S: Primarily sweet, with malt and strange sprinkle-like candy notes on top of major spice. Mustard definitely shows up on the back end of each inhalation. Weir and kind of unpleasant.

T: Spicy and earthy at first, with some maltiness building toward the semi-sweet, spicy finish. Stale cheese and mustard aftertaste. Yuck.

M: Super-frothy, a little prickly. Not great.

O: This one really didn't do it for me, but at least it was bad in an interesting way.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 22:28:29 | More by woosterbill
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-30-2011 18:45:28 | More by brandoman63
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-25-2011 16:50:58 | More by mdillon86
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-22-2011 04:10:54 | More by ElGallo
Wostyntje from Brouwerij Smisje
82 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.