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 15/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
Cloudy golden color; creamy head. A real Grand Cru, with a strong malty and spicy aroma, dry; light fruitness developing later. High carbonation, but very smooth, again with malt and spices. Pretty short final.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5276) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2003
Nice aroma, sweet, spicy, citrus and yeasty. Cloudy, yellow coloured. Nice lacing. Taste is sweet, bitter, bit cheesy, yeasty and some citrus. Pleasant full palate. Good brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - AUG 23, 2003
Very nice head. A little yeasty. It is citrus sour and the hops are shining here. Nice golden colour. A little metallic aftertaste. Fine beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1741) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 22, 2003
a somewhat strange aroma, yeasty, and something I cant quite figure out, a little hint of wheat but it gets better while warming up. Head is VERY large, beautiful white. Appearence is a winner, gold orange color with a fabulous head. Now the first sip... very strange, hoppy, and those 6 different grains make a quite interesting taste, some hints of spices, and some bitterness, tiny tiny hints of sweet and fruits. Palate is lasting like caesar said. Cool logo and a cool glass... I will have to try this again. Thanks Eirikur! a nice brew to honour with my 140th rating this year....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2003
Cloudy golden color, with a medium-size longlasting creamy head. Aroma is sweet, cheesy, citrus. Taste is citric, spicy, bit sharp of alcohol perhaps. Palate is lasting, sweet spices with a touch of alcohol. Triple like beer, which is pretty good and recommendable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 1, 2003
Blond colour, cloudy, with a thin but persistent head. Citrus aroma, with hints of corn. The flavour is...well really strange I think: fruity (green apple and citrus) and grainy and a sweet flavour I couldn't recognize. Quite bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Light copper color,with a huge, creamy, consistent,white head.Carbonation rushing for the top. Airy,citric,floral aromas.Excellent lacework.Mouthfeel is spritzy and somewhat off in a way, metallic. Somewhat sweet,grainy,floral,nutty flavors in the mouth.Excellent bitter,fruity finish. FOr the alcohol content this is rather, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2002
Blond with an enormous head and a citrus aroma. Very carbonated. Flowery, fruity taste with similarities to witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2002
golden-orange colour, few head, grape and cellar in the nose, prune and alcohol, tart with a robust bitterness, long bitter fruity finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Golden bronze color. Small head subsides leaving a thin screen of bubbles. Not very lacy. Pleasant Belgian yeast aroma. Fruity: pears, apples, and hints of melon or berries. Smell of grain enhanced as oxidation occurs. Initial sip is a faint yeast bite ensued by a spritzy feel on the palate. Undetermined floral/fruity flavor to start followed by a roasted nuttiness. A little more than medium bodied, but not quite full. Toasted whole grain flavors leave a buttery feel on the tongue accompanied by a subtle dryness that gently pulls this six grain elixer down your throat.

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