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


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RATINGS: 1087   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - APR 2, 2004
Aroma starts out yeasty but opens up into a nice light citrus/clove scent. Appearance is yellow-orange with a tight frothy head that dissipates at a moderate rate. Spicy clove flavor that gives way to tangy fruit and finishes with noticeably flowery hops. Sweet malt flavor begins to come through only after allowing the head to subside. Overly carbonated at the start, but palate is very nice once the carbonation comes out a bit. Overall a very nice, and very drinkable, tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8728) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2004
Cloudy orange and gold with a big head that is gone in a flash. Aromas are spicy hops and apple. Flavours are apples, sour pears and spices. Has a light foamy mouthfeel. A Sweet and light beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Pale yellow body with a huge white head. Aroma is bubblegum and banana, some fruity esters as well. Flavor has a spicy bite along with cloes and banana. Dry, rich finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Cloves, estery banana aroma. Some spices also, nutmeg. Good appearance, hazy, apple cider-like color. Moderate to low carbonation. Slow diminishing head. Crisp. Good with fruit, like apples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Bottle pours light orange with a large foamy head.   Good carbonation, slick lacing.   A nice lemony & yeasty aroma greets you at the nose.   Definately smells the part.   Tastes of yeast and citrus up front, fading into a somewhat malty finish.   A bit of a musty aftertaste, and slightly sour.   This seems fairly tame for an Abbey Tripel.   Decent mouthfeel, but not enough flavor on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2425) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Thin head of big bubbles. Not typical of a belgian. Good carbonation though. Spicey and dusty aroma with a hint of oranges. Color is a cloudy golden orange. Flavor is slightly flat and sour. Citrus fruit and spices are present. Only a hint of alcohol. Light in body. Finish is good. Slightly bitter and a little sweetness. An ok "lighter" belgian triple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2004
This beer pours a beautiful orange with a frothy head that dissipates quite rapidly. Very faint aroma, not sure if I am smelling the beer or something else, but from what I can make out, smells of citrus and yeast. On first drink it was slightly acidic but blossomed into a silky coating of the tongue, nice. Decent taste, slightly bitter finish but still pleasant. I would buy this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3652) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2004
Bottle conditioned. Gold, vast fluffy white long lasting head and good condition. Faintly melon and honey in the nose with some background hoppiness. Spicy honey, grain and a hint of apple but quite smooth in the mouth, finishes sweetly with malt and yeast most apparent. Back label states "Moederbier Augustijn" (mother beer Augustijn) but whether this means it is the same beer or a tweaking of the recipe only a side by side tasting will tell.
Earlier Rating: 1/20/2003 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle Conditioned. Honey gold colour, good thick head and slight overcarbonation. Apple aromas and grain, some spiciness in the mouth and a smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2009 2009-07-19. Golden yellow with a small white head that fades. Aroma is sweet, yeasty, spicy, peppery. (6+) Flavuor is dominated by dry peppery spice, light yeast and hoppy bitterness, muted pale malts. Finish of sweetness and pepper. (6+) Smooth average plus bodied palate. (3+) Okay. 7/3/6/3/14-15 Bottle from LCBO

2004-02-XX. Golden body with big white head. Zesty yeast aroma. Fairly straightforward flavour profile with some citrusy spice notes to mix it up a bit. Met or exceeded my expectations. 6/3/6/3/14 - 3.2 Bottle from LCBO

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Very large fully lasting creamy head. Clear medium amber body with a little bit of haze at the end of the bottle. Aroma is sweet lemon yeast with some minty cream corn. Nice medium body. A bit of yeasty fruit taste with a slightly dry finish.

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