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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.


WheatKing's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, - SEP 14, 2012
Strong yeasty flavours bring out the wood here, along with the host of spices and dark fruits these Belgians tend to do. A nice sipper, very well crafted, makes me ask myself why I don’t drink Belgians more often.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (737) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle labelled St Stefanus Blonde. Sweet belgian yeast not unlike a tripel but more grain. Loads of carbonation a very light beer in terms of flavor. Certainly not bad, but over before it starts. Watery finish. Quite unremarkable, but at the same time a solid foundation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuspoenari (1311) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Murky orange with a white head. Notes of herbal hops, caramel, yeast, spices and alcohol. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation and a bitter-sweet carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danieln (12) - Wezemaal, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2016
Zeer smaakvol, vol maar niet zwaar. Een blonde zonder bitterheid. Fruitig en fijn. Heerlijk bier, zou er een tweede van op kunnen als ik het had liggen.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xstream (240) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2016
Heerlijk blond biertje. Fruitig, kruidig en zacht en nectar achtig in de body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3945) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
0.33l bottle. This is a cloudy golden colored one with a nice medium sized white bubbly head on the top. It smells really bready, dough and a little yeast. Floral hints but a really mild nose. It’s somewhat high on the carbonation and in the mouth it has a nice oily texture. Tastes nice also with a sweet flavor dominating the flavor profile. Soft sugar, sweet melon. A little Belgian twist and a floral dry aftertaste. Nice non compiled one. 13.02.2016

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeebon (399) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle from Tesco. Pours a hazy orange gold, initially with small head which sadly goes away quite quickly. Aroma is banana, slightly herbal, brow sugar, malt and a note of hops. Taste is medium to strong sweet but quite nicely balanced with a dry bitterness. Not the best beer I have had of this style but certainly quite good. I would like to put a bottle back for a year and see how a bit of age changes it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1634) - USA - JUN 17, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Carrefour. Classical blonde Belgian ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UjoKlobasa (523) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle, 7% ABV. Pale orange color, almost clear liquid, white head. Light banana smell, higher carbonation. Light aroma of bananas. Taste is light hoppy bitter, bland, watery. Alcohol is hidden. Poor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (664) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 10, 2016
Ugyanaz az ízvilág mint a Goulden Draak sörök, de nem olyan intenzív. Itt nincs meg az uralkodó karamell, inkább a komlós, fűszeres íz nyomul az előtérbe, plusz egy árnyalatnyi gyümölcs. Az alkohol is a háttárbe húzódik. Közepesen testes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Flanfl (602) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUN 8, 2016
Hazy straw-amber body, medium creamy white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, spicies, bread, metallic. Flavours of belgian yeast, fruity notes, grain, metal. Medium yeasty dry finish, slightly metalic. Medium body and high carbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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