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


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RATINGS: 522   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Bottle has same pic but is 8% abv. A hazy amber brew with a huge white head. Scent is fruit and yeast. Taste is sweet yeasty. Bubbly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zeek (194) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2010
This is what a beer should look like. Clear, golden/copper color, big strong head. Taste starts nicely malty, but then the alcohol comes on and stays. Viscous mouthfeel, alcohol aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2010
The 330 ml brown grenade bottle pours a cloudy, effervescent amber/orange bodied ale with a large, long-lasting white head that left excellent lacing. Aromas of light grain, orange rind and alcohol. Well-attenuated and dry through-and-through, this is a lively, medium-bodied ale, with a complex mid-palate flavor profile that expands as the beer warms to room temperature and the strong orange citrus elements give way to other fruit flavors like green apple and banana. The beer has a long, dry finish and an ABV of 9.0%. Overall, a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2010
Medium look over this ale head carbonation clear gold pour aroma fruit yeast mild spice flavours fruity yeast gentle bitter mamalade touch finish mild bitter sweet mamalade taste tangy not bad

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
merseybrew (101) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2010
tasted a little of dog food or low quality meat, hope fully this was juast a badly stored bottle and not indicative of how the ale tastes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6645) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2010
330 ml stubby bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 9%. Golden colour, huge and lasting white head. Very nice initial fruity and spicy aroma, loses some its impact after a couple minutes in the glass. The flavour is sweet and spicy with noticeable hops, but the alcohol is not too well hidden. Could have been better, could have been worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JUL 9, 2010
very light golden color, clear, with a white head. fruity and sweet

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Proeferius (117) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2010
botlle@home pours clear yellow with a nice head. medium carbonated. light bitter. light body. an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden pour with a bubbly white head that lasts a while. Aroma is mainly of apples, pears and grain. Flavour nearly identical to aroma but with a little more spice. Mouthfeel is light and slick with high carbonation and a moderately dry, sweet finish. Not bad but not great either, this BSA is very similar to a good tripel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
330mL bottle, pours golden orange with a big white. Aroma of yeast, citrus, banana and orange peel zest. Flavour of spice, orange peel and citrus, with hops on the finish. A bit thin on the mouthful and unbalanced, but still alright.

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