Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A strong blonde ale brewed with six different grains.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle at the ’t Brugs Beertje in Brugge, Belgium. Cloudy body, good lacing and some carbonation observed. Malty, fruity and spicy aroma. Flavor was malty, fruity, spicy and alcohol. Tingly mouthfeel. Nice one to try if you enjoy this style of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5797) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2004
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 29. This bottled brew from the ’t Brugs Beertje pub in Brugge marked best before 8/8/03 poured a small head of finely sized mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a dark yellow brown semi-transparent body and a good lacing. The aroma was nice with malt fruit and dough notes. The mouth feel was vinous malty and flavorful with a strong vinous wheat malt flavor like the aroma. The brew goes down very easily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9531) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2004
Muddy orange, end of bottle full of UFO’s; huge dense, off-white head. Sourish, wheatish smell (or another of the six...), citrus zeste. A bit scorched, very much citrus zeste, quite sharp taste. Then filling in, getting sweet and spicey retronasal. Spices (unidentifiable) impose themselves in the finish, to the detriment of the balance and making the beer again more sharpish-bitter. Very well-bodied, nearly porridge-like, slick. In the aftertaste, the scorched flavours disappear. One of the better Van Steenberge commanded beers. It is supposed to be a 100% original recipe, which is a rarity for this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2004
The beer after its extraction from the 330ml stubby brown bottle sets in the glass a muzzy orange color with a Bunyanesque creamy light tan head, as it, slowly dissintagrates the lace forms a thick blanket to obfuscate the glass. Nose is over ripe fruit, lots of malt, fresh and crisp to the senses, start is ambrosial with a decent malt presence, the top light to moderate in feel. Finish is authoritarian in its acidity, the hops spicy and pleasing to the palate, quite dry and some somewhat tart aftertaste a nice drinking beer has a nice bit of tummy warming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2004
A hazy orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet yeasty with hints of spices. The flavor is sweet and way too yeasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2004
Deep yellow color with a beige head. The taste is a slight sweet fruityness and a complex pattern of malty fruityness. Has some yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
Fresh and fruity aroma with hints of yeast. Dark yellow or amber colour. Small head. Dry and strong combination of alcohol and yeast in flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
Golden coloured. Fruity aroma with yeasty notes. Very sweet and quite yeasty flavour. Rather short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2004
Big frothy head, chunks of yeast floating. Malty aroma with citrus. Citric, sweetish flavor, malty with some hopbitterness. Just a hint of raspberry. Not a great quality beer, but very pleasant indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2004
Six different grains eh? Although there is something a little different I can't quite describe, this is another one of those Belgian gold coloured ales that hide the alcohol content very effectively. Quite spicy throughout, bittersweet finish. Pretty nice stuff. Bottled.

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