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

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on tap
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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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hamirubi (564) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2015 75cl bottle at home. Hazy orange brown coloured brew with a nice thick white foam on top. The amber color gives the glass a nice apprearance. The aromas are filled with malts, earth and almost old genever. The taste is really typical for the Augustijn-series. Grains, dust, some fruity flavours and dirt notes, with a spiritful ending. The mouth is somehow unpleasant, yet the overall taste is not really that bad. Full bodied for a modest 7.5 alcohol percentage.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle. Had it an Cervercera Artesana in Barcelona. Very fruity mostly of citrus: lemon and orange. Highly recommend it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Habanero (3953) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle: Pours with a large white head and golden body. Nose of yeast, oranges and alcohol. Flavour of citrus fruit and notes of banana. Medium bodied. Dry clean and finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1495) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Aroma is of grassy tones, lemon, spices, and yeast. Flavor is of citrus, lemon, spices, and some grassy tones with a slight alcohol finish. A decent brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Good, but I’ve the feeling that I’ve had this basic recipe several times before already. Standard solid Belgian Strong Ale of the cloudy-golden-color, big-head variety.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muddyfeet (72) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2007
"Ooh, this is nice!" Poured a hazy orange in color. Thick white head rested on top. Kind of a color similar to a tabby cat. Nose is very candied sugar. Also picked out a bit of heat from the alcohol. Flavor is a nice balance between tart citrus, slightly bittering hops, and candied sugar and malts. Orange citrus tones are very strong and come out more as the beer adjusts to room temperature. Slighty, springy hops give just enough bittering to keep the sugars from taking over. Medium to full mouthfeel that turns a tad sticky as the beer warms. I had to force myself to take this beer slow and enjoy it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Pours amber with a thin head but thick carbonation. Smells of citrus, earthy hops, pepper, spice, some grassiness. Taste is overly fruity and syruppy with some basic maltiness. Finish is thin with some peppery splashes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 Coloração âmbar turva. Discretamente frutada. Notas cítricas, de cravo e de caramelo. Creme médio. Álcool não agressivo.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2007
A cloudy, golden fizzy bier that has a moderate head. Noseand aroma is sulfured pears and apricots, a bit off-putting flavors s well. Probably old. A bit of spice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
A Mes rate: Freebie 33cl bottle from Lowlander, thanks Jean. Milky and spicy Belgian blonde aroma. Good appearance. Thick cloudy dark blonde. Superb head, thick and pillowy all the way down. Flavour is a bit of a let down. Clear alcohol with strong apricot with a spicy hop finish. Not bad but never outstanding.
Earlier Rating: 7/10/2006 Total Score: 3.1
A Mes rate: <!-- br -->Another 33cl bottle that came back from Belgium with Sim. A cloudy orange brew with a good solid head. Tripel like flavour, creamy, spicy and some spruce with noticable hops and just a hint of malt. Rather bitter in the finish and almost unpleasant due to a strange almost salty hint. That soon goes creamy and hoppy and is all of a sudden much better. Very downable and the alcohol content is hidden well. Still tastes pretty good even though the last drop has been sat here for a while now. The only downside is that totally out of order hint of poo in the aroma.


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