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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered
Sinds 1295 wordt Augustijn gebrouwen volgens de eewenoude traditie van de paters Augustijnen. Dit authentieke kloosterbier met nagisting op fles, zal u door zijn volle smaak en fraaie kleur keer op keer weten te verrassen.
Contract brewed since 1978 by Van Steenberge for the Augustinian monastery at Stephen’s Church in Ghent using the original yeast culture. Sold outside of Belgium as St Stefanus, after the church, to differentiate it from beers that may be made by other Augustinian communities. The monastery receives money from each sale.
Ingredients: Pale, Pilsener and Munich malts; brewing sugar; Saaz, German Hallertau; additional bittering hops.
Partially filtered after primary fermentation, then cool matured for four weeks. Filtered and then reseeded with Brett and another yeast, and warm conditioned for two weeks. Bottled and stored for a minimum three months before distribution.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bombelsky (26) - - MAR 16, 2016
33cl bottle. Expiration date: 03.2017 Clear, orange color. Average, frothy and white head. Diminishing. Average lacing. First wheat and fruits. Later oranges, bananas. Well balanced taste. Light sweet, bitter and sour. Oily, sticky and little bit gritty mouth feel. Soft carbonation, little bit spicy, sometimes salty. There is a lot of things going on here in mouth. Maybe little bit too chaotic, but still I’ve found it interesting. Long soft dryness in a finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zilb (77) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - MAR 13, 2016
Bue avec Milinf. 2 bouteilles : une de 6 mois, une de 18 mois. La première est très clairement sur le miel, sucrée, paraissant peu alcoolisée face au miel. Excellente ! Celle de 18 mois est bien plus complexe, l’alcool sort de sa cage, certaines notes que je n’ai pas identifié. Me fait penser à la Delirium/maredsous Triple niveau complexité, en moins forte et meilleure. A reassayer en comparaison de ces 2 dernières bières...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goofy34 (58) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2016
J’ai bu une st Stefanus...Couleur jaune orangé, qui invité parfaitement aux arômes d’ agrumes, très longue en bouche, alcool bien masqué, j’adore

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pablopearljam (23) - La Plata, ARGENTINA - FEB 27, 2016
Aroma citrico, un poco dulce. En sabor se sienten perfiles frutales, con leve amargor. Buen cuerpo, se siente la graduacion alcoholica. Muy compleja.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerplace (231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2016
Small bottle, 3 years old (bottled in 2008, tasted in 2011). Pours a hazy golden blond with a white head. Very carbonated. Aroma of spices, flowers, yeast. Taste of sweet malt, spices (clove & coriander), yeast. Very good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (463) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2016
330ml bottle as St Stefanus blonde. Slightly cloudy, golden colour with a big white head. Yeasty aroma, taste is banana, spice, malt

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artemb (441) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 3, 2016
rated as St. Stefanus Blonde Look: clear light amber, with unstable foam. Aroma: funky fusel with some malt and fruits, grains. Taste: dry with some acidity. Flavour: rotten apples, ripe banans, fusel, mould chees, home-made brandy. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lbianchi66 (268) - FRANCE - JAN 30, 2016
Robe blonde/ambrée, opaque, la mousse se forme et tient plutôt bien. Arômes de fruits jaunes, levure, céréales. Goût Caramel, fruits jaunes, légères notes de bananes caramélisées. Final fruits jaunes. Texture épaisse, carbonatation très fine. Assez longue en bouche. Une bonne blonde.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1958) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle as St Stefanus Blond from Waitrose. Dark gold and hazy with a fluffy white head. Smells of yeast, brown sugar and bubblegum, but there is also a fairly prominent vegetal/plastic note. Sweet and malty, with some umami from the yeast. Buttered toast and a suggestion of tangerine. Nicely carbonated with a medium to full body. A decent and accessible Belgian beer at a low price.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2016
On tap at Deacon Brodies. Pour is hazy golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of banana, clove, booze, spice, and citrus. Finish is citrus hops and spice.


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