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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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2011
Golden color with a tall lasting creamy head. Strong aromatics, full nectar, excellent carbonation. Rich and malty with a balanced acidic backbone.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7608) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
11.2 oz brown bottle. Label call it ’ Atomium Premier Grand Cru". It pours a honey gold with a bright white and big and fluffy head. The ehad sticks for a while and leave some nice lacing. The smell here is luscious and intriguing. Tons of yeasty spice just assaults the senses. There is also a huge fruity smell, almost tutti frutti with a bit of orange and coriander. This is a 6 grain ale and it has a nice sweet breadiness under all of the yeast mayhem. The taste is big and fruity, they were really going balls out with the fruit here. There is some subtle spiciness and a thick malt backing but it is mainly just fruit salad in flavor. Definitely a unique and interesting Belgian Pale. This one is another solid brew from this brewery, I have always seen it and finally bought it and now love it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-03-2010 23:45:23

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1866) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Some interesting fruit like flavors going on. A little tarter than I expected. Good but wasn’t loving it. Serving: Bottle

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhwcinc (1469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Poured from 12 oz bottle while watching Stephen Strasburg pitch against the White Sox. Aroma is very interesting, somewhere between a Belgian Ale and a Hefeweizen, there’s the hint of banana and clove along with that pronounced Belgian yeast aroma. Appearance is a vibrant amber with a frothy head. Taste is rather carbonated, but I’m getting the banana and clove along with other light-colored fruits, somewhat sour aftertaste. Pretty interesting stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2010
From the bottle, pours a clear yellow-orange with a thick white bubbly head, visible carbonation. Aroma is sweetly malty, some banana, some wild yeast. Flavor is rather mild, sweet malts, some banana, citrus peel, a hint of alcohol. Very smooth beer, I’d drink it again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (532) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle at Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, PA. Malty, citrus aroma. Golden body with tall fluffy head. Flavor is filled with belgian malts, orange, wheat with a smooth sweetness, maybe honey, cinnamon aftertaste. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Pours hazy orange, small head with nice lacing. Aromas of belgian malt, orange peel, coriander pretty strong, with a backbone of nice breadiness and citric fruitiness. Taste is somewhat sweet, a hint of acid, with a clean, spicy finish. Quite good grand cru.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Pale straw yellow pour with a thin white head. Cereal and grain aroma with slight caramel notes. Slightly sweet caramel malt. Nutty and cereal flavors. Dry hoppy finish. Corn flakes aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1816) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2010
Cool beer pour - hazy amber sits above crystal clear gold with a giant frothy head. Lacing is thick and copious. Big coriander and black pepper nose atop dried apricots. Very sweet and lightly sour flavor (reminds me of those light-orange/pink packets of sweet and sour sauce you get with Chinese take-out) with a dry, pepper and vanilla cookie finish. Finish picks up in husky graininess the longer you sit. Frothy, full mouthfeel with mild-to-moderate, fine carbonation. Actually very satisfying. I’m pleased with this random pick off of the shelves.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy bronze body with an off white head that’s mildly explosive probably shouldn’t have used a pint for this. Has that lush tart and sweet grainy grand cru yeast tones that is reminiscent of the abbey des rocs, very nice with mild sour apples and and bread y spiced cinnamon tones. Sweet with apple and then quickly drying with spices and a mild warming. More bread and spicy yeast tones, and a mild lingering sweetness that almost has a menthol like aeration. Nice ale.


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