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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
islandspirits (1) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2007 does not count
Atomium has a great presence and finish. This beer cant truly be judged while drinking from the bottle. Like a fine wine it needs to breathe and be poured to fully experience what this beer has to offer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vir4030 (600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Pours a medium light orange with a foamy head on tap at the Hopleaf in Chicago. Arm a is banana and lime. Flavor adds coriander and pear, and something a little sour. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Huh - seems to me that this beer is a bit under-rated on this site. I ordered this out of curiousity and was very pleasantly surprised by what I got...quite a bit lighter than other "Grand Cru" I’ve had, but not entirely inconsistent with other Beglian Strong Ales (like Duvel) I’ve enjoyed in the past. It poured a light yellow color, with an impressive amount of effervescence. Tons of cumulus head that towered over the rim of my glass. Aroma was very light and sweet, with plenty of very zesty lemon flavor. You could sense the alcohol presence, although the beer tasted smooth and in no way astringent. Mouthfeel was extremely smooth. Highly recommended. I had a bottle of this at the Palm Tavern in Milwaukee. The bartender said they just got it, so I would assume my bottle was rather fresh (I forgot to check for a date code).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerfanguru (3) - romeoville, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2008 does not count

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZippThePitBull (9) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2012 does not count
The first time I drank this beer me and my girl friend looked at each other and smiled in tandom. The bottle poors a larger head than I wanted at first but I quickly understood why when I took my first gulp and was pleasantly surprised buy the carmel flavor it added to the malty, sweet, banana, six grain ale. This beer kept on giving to the last drop. Thank you Atomium for giving me my new favorite beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11424) - 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

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

   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 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pours a dense, vermillion/amber with festive, steady effervescence gently manipulating a snowglobe of tiny yeast particulate. A white head holds forever as a thick skin. Sticky lace holds firm after thick legs drop. Aroma finds rich banana bread with esters that approach medicinal alongside a fruity vinousness and a lactic sweetness. Fluffiness disperses flavors while a stickiness pulls them back together. Alcohol heat is palpable and palatable. Balanced complexity highlights malts, yeast and alcohol in the flavor profile. Finishes quick and dry... or should I say too quick and too dry...

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