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


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RATINGS: 1336   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.

bunget's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (854) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JAN 20, 2013
330ml bottle. Hazy golden-amber body, good fluffy white head with decent retention. Aroma of Belgian yeast, herbal hops, lemon sourness, spices. Taste is yeasty, herbal hops bitterness, again some lemon, spice, cereals, a late alcohol aftertaste. Medium body, a little too well carbonated to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jybi (67) - FRANCE - OCT 12, 2016
Dégustation réalisée sous la dénomination St Stefanus en 75 cl (titrant à 7 % Abv). La bière Augustijn (Stefanus) est brassée dans le monastère des Pères Augustins de Gand à compter de 1295. En 1978, la recette est cédée à Van Steenberge qui met en œuvre une seconde fermentation en bouteille à compter de 1982. De couleur blond-ambré, la Saint Stefanus est parfaitement limpide et surmontée d’une mousse de 0,5 cm d’épaisseur. Le nez est fermé, sur des notes de miel et de céréales. L’attaque est quant à elle fraîche sur le céréale et le citron. En deuxième bouche se laisse découvrir l’amertume, fleurie, sur des notes de pêches. Celle ci est des plus agréable, et son intensité et sa corpulence sont très appréciables. Malheureusement, l’amertume retombe trop rapidement, et laisse place à un final qui, bien que long, laisse la bouche pâteuse par une concentration en sucre trop importante. Les arômes de miel et d’épices sont cependant intéressants. En conclusion la St Stefanus pêche par une sur-saturation en sucre la déséquilibrant quelque peu et ne permettant pas aux arômes de s’exprimer au mieux. Elle en reste néanmoins une blonde de bonne facture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2016
From tap at Mi2 and Cardinal as St. Stefanus Blonde 10.10.16. Cloudy pale peach colour. Off-white head and lacing. Aroma of wheat malt, green bananas and a hint of spices. Similar taste, with bitter tropical fruits, pale malt and wheat malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (1184) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2016
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with little off-white head. Aroma of light bread, bananas, oranges, herbs, pepper. Tastes slightly sweet with balancing bitterness. Dry mouth feel, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2744) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
Pours murky dark orange with low white head Aromas of phenols, fruity candy, sweet malts, hints of spices Taste has notes of phenols, oranges, syrup, banana skids, spices

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6726) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
33cl bottle as St Stefanus Blonde. Thanks to Andrea. It pours a clean orange color with a large off white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with rich figs and dried fruit notes. Light alcohol presence. More sweet and malty notes in the taste, with biscuit, bread, dried fruits. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3595) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Rating from St Stefanus Blonde. This should be a different entry. different abv probably different beer altogether. whatever alias or its called, this beer rocks. Pours lightly hazy orange hue with a nice bubbly white head and vigorous carbonation. Nose of noble hops, lite citrus, apples, flavors of nice grassy hops, lite citrus, spice. carbonation is heavy with lots of prickly action on the tongue which elevates the spice elements in the beer. FInish is long with lingering notes of brown sugar, apples, spicy hops and belgian yeast. Fantastic Belgian ale if you ask me. and its not a BSA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (4175) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
0,75l bottle as St. Stefanus blonde, shared by a friend @ his home. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts and belge yeast. Flavor is sweet malts and belge yeast. Good basic blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierridder_S (716) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2016
02/09/2016 - 33cl bottle @ a restaurant in Ghent. Clear golden with medium creamy white head. Lots of carbonation. Nose is grains, medicinal. Taste is malty, not that sweet, light bitterness, spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Salmaneser (111) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home. Colour is more amber than yellow, nice white head. Aroma is hard to find. Taste is malty, caramel and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biir (823) - Berlin, - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle - as St. Stefanus blonde in Romania - nice bottle design - Cloudy golden color, thick creamy head. Taste is yeasty, banana, spices. Okay, but not to be really remembered.

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