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

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RATINGS: 1327   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hansvf (679) - - MAR 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Oranje, aardig uiterlijk. Vrij weinig geur en smaak, ook iets teveel carbo. Jammer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Rich hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, bananas, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, fruit (notably bananas), cloves, light hops, and spice; Slight alcohol at the finish; Nicely balanced; Solid brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (3750) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
Shared w/ Dean and kermis - thanks. Light opaque golden yellow, white lacing foam head. decent hoppy aroma and light bitter taste, some spice notes. Bit carbonated. (Den Haag 201603)
Earlier Rating: 5/18/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Darker yellow color with huge white foam head. Smells bit sweet, but taste is real tripel. Some sweet aftertaste, and long lasting bitter. (Velp 201201)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (8664) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2016
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Medium creamy white head. Cloudy blond pour. Average.
Earlier Rating: 3/29/2012 Total Score: 3.1
33cl bottle. decent white head. Clear golden blond pour. Nice enough beer.
Earlier Rating: 2/21/2012 Total Score: 3.4
33cl bottle. Thick white head. Clear blond pour. A lovely triple.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle shared from the source. Very hazy orange blond with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, veggies, herbs and light caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 12/15/2013 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy golden with a small off white heat. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel, light floral and fruity. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Really nice picture of a pig on the label.
Earlier Rating: 5/26/2013 Total Score: 3.1
Draft at a small bar in Gent. Pours clear yellow golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast and spice. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bombelsky (28) - - 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 (150) - 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 (76) - 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 (701) - 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!


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