Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Pipe Tobacco: Belgian Semois (5/10)


The Semois tobacco by Windels, is a very traditional Belgian 'tabak' and named after the Semois valley in Belgium, where since the mid-19th century, tobacco has been grown in quantity. The tobacco grown there is primarily Kentucky-style, but Virginias and Burleys are cultivated as well.

The smoking of this tobacco is a history lesson- although it smokes very well, it is not a terribly pleasant smoke. In fact, it's 'like smoking the Sahara' according to my friend Tom. However, it is incredibly traditional- the exact sort of tabak that the Belgian farmers would have been smoking when the Germans came storming across the valleys towards France in 1914, and again in 1940...
  • Flavour: 6/10
  • Smoke Sweetness: 2/10
  • Tar (1=very wet, 10=very dry): 10/10
  • Value for Money: 7/10
  • Indulgence Factor: 3/10
  • Overall Rating: 5/10

6 comments:

  1. Just wondering, did you smoke the tobacco in a semois pipe? Because that´s the way this tobacco should be smoked.


    Just my two cents

    A Belgian

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  2. I cannot finf BLUEBERRY Pipe tobacco!! HELP!!!

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  3. Thank you for posting.

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  4. That cigar is very interesting. Traditional cigars are one of the best for me. It has a very unique cigar that you will never find in cigars today.

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