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


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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Full body - staying head - amber color with a spicy, malty palate that finishes very fruity with complex hoppy undertones.

2015 update: according to the brewer’s website, this is the same beer as St. Stefanus Grand Cru.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1363) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Thanks to my brother-in-law for sharing. Pour is golden with an ample white head. Clove more than banana and lemon zest and other citrus flavors. Flavor is standard tripel palate is a little rough around the edges. Not terrible, there are better examples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkillsFactory (549) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2016
Invecchiata 21 mesi, aperta il 27 Febbraio 2016. Dorata lievemente pallida, leggermente velata, schiuma bianca di buona persistenza. Aroma lievemente lattico, miele e chiodi di garofano, leggera polpa d'arancia, lievito belga, leggera paglia. Al palato prevalgono i chiodi di garofano ed il miele con un finale erbaceo ed alcolico. Corpo medio-pieno, non molto carbonata.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smeagolses (4) - Newport, WALES - FEB 23, 2016 does not count
330ml bottle bought in Carrefour in Brugge to drink at home. Pours well. Pale straw in colour with a creamy head which lasts well. Initially tastes quite hoppy but that soon leaves you with a slightly bitter and soapy lemon after taste that I don’t find unpleasant !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathanvc (220) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
It pours deep golden clear with a long lasting white head. The aroma contains herbs, spices, apple, citrus and some yeastiness. The taste is medium sweet, medium bitter and light sour. Finish is long, dry and spicy. Full bodied and fizzy on the tongue. 9% alcohol is not noticeable. A decent beer, but it misses something that its little brother does have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (345) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 17, 2015
Golden yellow with white head Sweet fruity almost apple flavours, yeast and short bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (875) - - DEC 16, 2015
Thanks for sharing this one, Mason. I actually took a picture after I poured it into a tulip glass. Aroma was apples and flavor was in line with the smell. Carbonation is very high so it’s a sipper. Vintage 2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fid600 (81) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 5, 2015
33 cl bottle from a random corner store in Zagreb, served in a tulip. Light golden/yellow, clear, with a large, white, stable, good lacing head. Aroma is quite malty, spicy, light citric, alcoholic, mild yeasty. Medium body, soft to medium carbonation. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, balanced, quite alcoholic, texture is watery to oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1477) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ van Rooij, Culemborg. Clear golden with a white head. Fruity yeasty aroma. Sweet taste and lively carbonation. Typical strong blonde Belgian beer; decent but utterly boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimbonga (113) - - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours gold with a rocky white head that collapses quickly. Lemon and spice aroma. Taste of light malt, is lemon on toast a thing?, there’s some quite nice Belgian yeastiness but hidden in the background. Alcohol and spice to finish. Gets a touch lemon washing up liquid in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (2492) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2015
Couleur jaune trouble, forte mousse qui disparait. Nez levuré , fruité coing et légère agrume avec notes acidulées. Gout fruité (jaune et pommes) pas trop intense, levures, coing, leger sucré, vraiment rien d’exceptionnel pour le style et les 9c°...

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