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


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RATINGS: 1302   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2007
Dark orange colored, cloudy appearance. Little white head. Lemony and spicy aroma with mild berries and licorice. Medium bodied. Flavor has stronger spiciness with licorice and lemony sourness. Aftertaste lasts with fruity lemon and some berries. Crispy alated, decent brew.
Earlier Rating: 12/24/2006 Total Score: 3.4
Orange colored, cloudy appearance with medium sized head. Good spices with orange, mild alcohol and some sweet fruitiness in aroma. Crispy palate with carbonation, medium bodied. Flavor is also spicy with licorice touch, fruits and hints of yeast also there. Aftertaste has mild alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
Hazy straw pour with a big fat rocky white head that wouldn’t quit. It was as though Santa Clause shaved in my glass. Nose is of caramel and apple and grassiness. Not bad... Flavour is sour malt and toffee. Palate is smoother than I expected. Whoah...where’d the alcohol come from? That kind of snuck up on me. Makes for a nice warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Van Steenberge Augustijn Ale 12 oz bottle Medium pour in a tulip glass Unknown brewing, pondered 12/06 Poured a murky golden amber with an average white frothy mostly diminishing head. Smelt of moderate dough, honey, spices apples and dates. Taste was upfront strong sweet honey , apples and all-spice bitterness followed by a strong yeasty doughy bread bitterness and fruity peachy hops on a long finish. Palate was light to medium bodied, slightly oily, softly carbonated with light astringency. Overall, it’s a light easy drinking tripel that hides it’s alcohol well. Nothing too complicated or amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
colortheorist (12) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2006
UNBELIEVABLE. beside the small size, which made me drink it slower, but was just too much for $5...this is the best beer ive ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
Tap at the Belgian Room. Hazy yellow beer. Light wheaty aroma, softly spicy. Yeast throws lots of peachy/apple esters over a soft lightly spicy yeasty flavour. Creamy soft texture and a surprisingly dry finish. Floral hop flavours throughout. Juicy fruit and tropical mango character. Tart wheaty acidity on the finish further drying it out. Very refreshing brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3579) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2006
330 mL bottle in gift pack from LCBO. App.: cloudy, light amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma: sweet, yeasty cherries, a bit of banana bread. Palate: sparkling carbonation and med. body. Flav.: nose carries through with sweetness and fruitiness. Ends more like caramel apple with a hint of spice. Ends with a hint of alcohol, yet cleanly. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabjork (688) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2006
Bottled. Hazy golden in colour.Rich foamy white head. The aroma is hoppy and yeasty. The flavour is hoppy and spicy with a cherry like aftertaste.A can almpst sense stickleberries in the aftertaste as well...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2006
Drank in a trappist glass. Creamy orangish white head. Amber poor. Aromas of allspice, floral hops, caramel. Flavors of orange, a little caramel. Alcohol to the palate... good bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2377) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2006
330 mL bottle from LCBO gift pack. Orange-gold with one finger of creamy head. The usual bananas and spice thing with the distinct aroma of alcohol. Alcohol is there, but not as prominent as expected in the flavour. Fruity at first, on the sweet side, then momentary tanginess, then a hoppy finish. Very pleasant for such a strong beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
Pours a cloudy golden colour with a huge lasting white head leaving lots of sticky intracate lace. Nice smellin’ beer. Apples, pepper, yeast. Big thick mouthfeel. Quite pleasant flavour, with apples, plenty of malt, corriander, and pepper. This one was tasty.

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