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Wostyntje - Brouwerij Smisje

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Smisje visit their website

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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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

asafarc2, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%

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!

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...

emerge077, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3/5  rDev -16.2%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +11.7%

pirmannt1, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of NickyDee21
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

NickyDee21, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of rinhaak
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%

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).

rinhaak, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Larrydoherty
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Larrydoherty, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of apf
4/5  rDev +11.7%

apf, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

oriolesfan4, Nov 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

duceswild, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%

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.

BlackHaddock, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of shigg85
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

shigg85, Oct 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Antnyd82, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

LiquidAmber, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev +11.7%

TrickkyGangsta, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of brandonld23
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

brandonld23, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

bonbini26, Apr 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Drewrd1988, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

JohnK17, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of mltobin
3.58/5  rDev 0%

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.

mltobin, Mar 13, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -3.6%

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)

DrDemento456, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

JeffTheJuice, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of wcintula
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%

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!

wcintula, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

HopStoopid120, Dec 05, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

barnzy78, Dec 02, 2011
Wostyntje from Brouwerij Smisje
81 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.