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

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common

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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2008
This has a clear sherry taste to it--which gives it a real personality distinct from its big sister Augustijn or other tripel-style brews. Nutty aftertaste balancing a mild but persistent fruitiness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 22, 2008
Hazy, light golden yellow with white, big bubbly head. Head is obviously thicker in the center. Sweet, malty, wheaty, lemony aroma. Alcohol comes through quite clearly. Lemony and yeasty flavor and finally alcohol comes too heavily through. Also some fruityness. Palate is medium-bodied and foamy and softly carbonated.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2008
A clear dark yellow colored beer, with a small foamy head. The aroma is strong, a lot of alcohol and grassy. The taste is bittersweet, with a little fruit. Also some liquorice. It’s not bad, but it’s not my favorite

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy blond body with average carbonation and a huge white frothy head. Good hoppy aroma with herbal, honeyish, and spicy hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Taste is sharp and dominated by hoppiness. It lacks complexity but ends with a long bitter/dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2008
Gently sour nose with flowery citrus. Pours very cloudy with a very firm, fluffy head. Flavour starts lemonadey but quickly develops an almost lambic tartness. Balanced by some cinnamon and spice, finally giving way to a long bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2008
(33 cl bottle af Cafè 3 Små Rum, Göteborg)
BB 06/06/09On March 19, 2008
Clear pale golden color, fluffy white head. Sweet and floral scent. Sweet, dry, spicy and acidic taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Some alcohol notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Pale golden, huge bubbly white head. Sour, yeasty tart aroma. Flavour of yeast, tart sourness, some fruits and a good mild dry bitterness.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lunkie (1537) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2008
Bitter chemical aroma not nice at all. Clear yellow colour with thick foamy head that dissapears. Bitter malt hop flavour with stale chemical aftertaste. Fizzy palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle @ Yespr tasting.
[thank you, Yespr]
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a frothy/bubbly white head. Aroma is sweet with light yeast and some alcohol. Fine mouthfeel. Flavour is nice, rather tripel-ish, light tartness with exotic fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2009) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle at 3-små rum Göteborg,shared with ekstedt. Clear golden colour,nice head.Aroma of fruits,yeast,malt, and a alcy nose. Flavor is almost the same here, spicy is the key word here. Nice medium body and fruity medium finish. Nice.


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