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

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A strong blonde ale brewed with six different grains.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eirikur (370) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1285) - 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....

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5059) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.7
   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.

2.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9465) - 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

3.9
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mllco (4) - BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2002 does not count
A new style of beer. Just added today at Belgianshop.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2002
Golden coloured with creamy head. Fruity (apple) nose with a hint of herbs. Full bodied, malty and grainy. Sweet. Rich, but short flavour followed by a fruity finish.


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