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


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RATINGS: 1339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierridder_S (720) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2016
02/09/2016 - 33cl bottle @ a restaurant in Ghent. Clear golden with medium creamy white head. Lots of carbonation. Nose is grains, medicinal. Taste is malty, not that sweet, light bitterness, spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Salmaneser (112) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home. Colour is more amber than yellow, nice white head. Aroma is hard to find. Taste is malty, caramel and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biir (838) - Berlin, - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle - as St. Stefanus blonde in Romania - nice bottle design - Cloudy golden color, thick creamy head. Taste is yeasty, banana, spices. Okay, but not to be really remembered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle. Bit spicy, bit tripel like, not hugely distinctive but it’s nice enough. Pear, some bitterness. Quite spritzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (271) - - AUG 12, 2016
Pours clear amber with small white head. Aroma is esters, caramel, nuts, clove, raisin. Medium malty, light to medium bitter, fruity, somewhat sour short finish. Light to medium body, watery texture, average carbonation. Lacks depth and complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SylvainCFC (84) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2016
Robe blonde dorée, mousse crémeuse moyenne. Nez épicé, grain moyen et houblon léger. Bullage fin. Bière ronde, douce, léger acidulé, épicée, levure présente. Petite amertume houblonnée en fin de bouche, courte. Bière blonde belge très (trop) classique.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlutonowyMan (513) - POLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Kolor miedziano pomara?czowy, klarowny. Piana wysoka drobno p?cherzykowa z kilkoma wi?kszymi b?blami, d?ugotrwa?a, pozostawia sporo zdobie?, w kolorze ecru. Aromat owocowy, pomara?cze i brzoskwinie, dalej dro?d?e i siano. Smak troch? gorzej, wyszed? alkohol, pó?niej do g?osu dochodz? owoce, ponownie siano i nuty dro?d?owe. Wysycenie ?rednie w kierunku do wysokiego. Alkohol niestety wychodzi, a nie ma go zbyt wiele. Uwagi: przyzwoity Blond, niestety alkohol psuje wszystko.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PivopijaPivopija (107) - - AUG 9, 2016
Slightly cloudy, golden colour with a big white head. Yeasty aroma, taste is banana, spice, malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (378) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Tap@waterhuisaandebierkant. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma is sweet with biscuit and a litte coriander. Taste is semi-sweet malty with biscuit, bread and fruity spicyness. Finish is balanced sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (1054) - MOns, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2016
Robe blonde, reflets dorés, belle mousse crémeuse. Nez élégant sur les fruits mûrs, les épices, le houblon. Bouche à l’attaque acidulée, léger fruité, fine bulle, finale courte mais sur l’amertume. Une bière agréable mais sans grande originalité.

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