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

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RATINGS: 1317   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4205) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle. Huge white and fizzy head what mostly lasted. Good lacing could be observed in glass. Light cloudy body with a golden colour. Aroma was yeast, light citrus, spicy, coriander. Medium to full bodied with a warming alcoholic and slightly dry texture and an average carbonation. Good flavour balance between the bitter and sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3201) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
A beautiful Abbey Tripel. I bought this because I have been on a Belgian kick and this is a nice suprise. Pour is a dark orange with a huge white head that you have to cut through with a machete. The aroma was of yeast and spice. The taste was very yeasty with some pepper and hops. Heavy carbonation with small bubbles that act like the ones on that old cleaner commercial (the ones with the mustaches that go down the drain-scrubbing bubbles). I’ve babbled enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1413) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Poured golden with orange, lots of dense tiny bubbles that hung tenaciously to the side of the glass, citrus and yeasty fragrances, funky, pale malt fragrance, soft sweetness, banana fruitiness, taste of pale malt and lemon, peppery, this is not as sweet as other triples I have tried, alcohol hiddened until the brew warms up some, lots of carbonation, nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5529) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Pours light orange with a soapy off-white head. The aroma has a good amount of spice and Belgium earthy funky yeast, light banana esters and a syrupy sweetness. Medium body that is slick, but has a lot of prickly carbonation. The taste starts out with sweet malt that is somewhat cloying, a lot of spiciness and it seems hoppier than most tripels. The finish has some yeast and apparent alcohol showing through. An adequate tripel, but nothing exciting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
poured a cloudy light amber orange, with a white head. aroma as I was pouring this in my glass I got a whole bunch of sour, when I put my nose to the rim of the glass I got a nice fruity aroma with some sweetness, spicy, the fruits in line with oranges, Clementine, yeast, malt. flavor citrus, yeast, than sugar, malt and just a hint of hops, the alcohol comes out nicely when it warms. good beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Pours a hazy orange with a big lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is huge ripened citrus and sweet malts. At first I thought I had finally found a Belgian that did not impress me but I was wrong. This is not the best I have ever had but it is indeed pretty impressive. Flavor is tart fruits and rich spices. Ten minutes later and the head is still there fluffy as ever.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2007
330 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear yellow gold with a massive, frothy white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma reminds me very much of hay. Flavor is sweetgrass with some tart green apples. The alcohol is fairly well hidden. A bit thin, but easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Average Tripel with Hazy Golden pour, Big White head that disapated fast, Fruity aroma with hints of citrus. Tastes very spicy. Lots of carbonation. Wasn’t overlly impressed.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
OldMrCrow (2363) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle.

Pours an atractive hazy cider-gold with a lovely white head. The aroma is pretty nice - peaches and citrus mingle with musty cellar. But the flavor is a huge disappointment. Sour and sharp with a bit of over-microwaved tupperware container, watery finish like the runoff from blueberries, Mouthfeel is thin and astringent.

Drain pour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2007
Bottle. Huge fluffy beige head over a hazy orange body. Delicious acidic fruit aroma; citrus, dried apricot and green apples. Mild spices and yeast as well. Both sweet and fruity flavors, orange peels, peaches, pale malts and spices. Crisp and lively mouthfeel. Alcohol very well hidden. Dangerously easy to drink. This is my type of beer...


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