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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full body - staying head - amber color with a spicy, malty palate that finishes very fruity with complex hoppy undertones.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours hazy golden with a decent size white head. Aroma of citrus, belgian spices, fruit, and lemon. The flavor is fruit, citrus, yeast, spices, orange peel, but not so smooth, and finishes bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2007
Poured with ahuge white foamig head which took a long time to dissipate.Also had excessive swirling carbonation. Aroma was sweet and fruity with some alcohol. Initial taste is somewhat metalic, then it is sweet and finally there is some fruity sourness and traces of spice. Certainly a variety of flavours but a bit muddled. Maybe there was something wrong with this bottle because of all the gas.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2007
[Sampled in 2004.] Thisone is a rerater hence I’m used to such a strange and special beer now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 Coloração âmbar, com uma enorme espuma branca, densa e persistente. Carbonatação muito alta. Cítrica. Sugestão de casca de laranja. Álcool imperceptível. Final amargo e seco.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosskie (382) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2007
9% 33cl bottle bought in Belgium. Big head which will flow over if you’re not careful. Golden hay colour with a few bubble columns. Smells like banana, apple with hints of lemon and a background of yeastiness. Good bitter-sweet balance. A fresh and creamy citric palate with a hint of cherry sweetness - but don’t worry, not sweet! Nothing really exceptional; just a hint of alcohol taste to remind you what you’re drinking: a well balanced, reliable beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2007
Brugge. Floral it has led, fruit. Champagne, tobacco, evident alcohol, carbonated....................................Brug Floral leve, frutado. Champagne, tabaco, álcool evidente, bem carbonatada.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2007
On draft at sharp edge creekhouse. Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is citrus, malts, yeast, and some light spiciness. Flavor of spice and malts with a warm alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2007
Draught. Pours slightly hazy golden/yellow with a small white head. Aroma is slightly spicy yeast and sweet malt. Flavor is the same, with a bit of light fruit, slightly sticky, and various other flavors I can’t really place. The alcohol is slightly noticeable. Pretty good, and better than the average rating, I think, at least on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3565) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Bottle: Poured a golden clear yellow with a thick bubbly carbonated head. The aroma is hoppy spice smell. The taste is very spicy opens the taste buds up and then the finish is brutal citrus and alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2007
(Bottle, BB 04/12/08) Pours a clear yellow body with a large white head. Aroma of mustiness, corn, floral, and urine. Flavor of sweet malt, spicy yeast, and a hint of citrus.


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