t Smisje Grande Reserva

11.2 oz "stubbie" bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. WOW! This happens about every 6-12 months, i.e. a beer that truly blows me away. A truly magnificent, regal beer. The pour and the appearance are most definitely the weakest points. A light brown, murky affair with an annoy over-carbonation that leads to a difficult pour and foam that snakes out of the bottle. After the somewhat disappointing appearance things REALLY take-off in a serious manner. The nose and tastes yield a pretty much...

t Smisje Calva Reserva

11.2oz stubbie bottle that is different from the picture in the BA database. $4.29 for the bottle. It lists the ABV as 11.0% which leads me to believe that it *could* possibly be the Grande Reserva version, but there is NO mention of this on the label, so I'm runnign with the Reserva. Dark rust colored pour that is still in the glass - no head or lace to speak of. Consistet with the ABV. Nose has pleny of sweet alcohol. Replicated up front with sweet alcohol, but the finish s dry and bitter. A...

Wostyntje

Michael's, Marietta, GA, USA. Stubbie 11.2 oz bottle, I think I paid either $3.99 or $4.99. Poured fairly vivid orange color with some unpleasent looking floating sludge. Even with the sediment in the glass there was still a LOT of yeast in the bottle that simply wouldn't come out. I don't think this bottle is the freshest sample, but without any dates on the bottle it's difficult to make an assessment. No head and no lace apart from a little film on the top of the beer. Thinnish in all...

t Smisje BBBourgondier

Single, Michael's, Marietta, GA, USA. $4.49. No pop on lifting the cap, and the beer pours out as a completely lifeless, murky brown tea like color. I suspect that this bottle has somehow lost its carbonation completely or is just a plain bad bottle. Still reviewing for my own records. Despite the lack of carbonation you still get the full effect of taste and aroma. Plenty of dark fruits and sweet caramel, all dressed up in a little bit of alcohol, but nowhere near as big as the 12.0% ABV...