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

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RATINGS: 1331   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lokis333 (395) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - APR 29, 2016
Hazy deep honey color with medium white foam. Aromas are light of light base malt with smoother aged smell to it reminding lightly of pear and apple (very much in a way like a lager would smell). Palate, medium body, with somewhat thikness to texture but still quite slick leaving yeasty, banana like finish. Taste, Is more on sweet side with notes of malt, yeast (reminding of wheat beers) having tones of bananas and nut oil. Overall, not bad, not amazing. Quite light not boozy as I thought it would be, sweetish and texture and taste do remind of german hefeweisens? And something way lighter than any other Belgian strong ales, quite easy going. Give it a try.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (4580) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 28, 2016
28.04.2016, tap (as St. Stefanus Blonde) @ Apollon:
Small slightly fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, weeds, bubblegum, yeast, overripe banana, sugar, grass, old hay, overripe tropical fruits. Taste is slightly dry grassy, weeds, yeast, hay, minerals, alcohol, overripe banana, grain, sugar, bubblegum. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and watery mouthfeel. Boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1825) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottle at 7% ABV. Medium white head with great retention. Hazy gold body. Wheat, cloves, hops and oranges. Sweet and alkaline. Dry finish. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (2664) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, mout, kruiden. Smaakt zoetig, mout. Veel koolzuur.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hansvf (699) - - 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 (2677) - 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 (3841) - 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 (9019) - 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 (11038) - Where the wild whales are, 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 (31) - - 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.


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