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

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RATINGS: 478   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.


1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lunkie (1539) - 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 (11383) - 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 (2014) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
Clear golden with large white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with light brett notes. Sweet yeasty aroma with peach and spices. Ends dry. Very refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34340) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a light orange look and a collapsing white head. Very dry brett aroma. Flavour is light lemon/citrus flavoured - fresh and sweet. Sweet light caramel malt and light hoppy with a mellow Belgian yeast note into the finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2008
Gold with a large white head. Restrained sweet yeasty aroma. Taste is dominated by musty hoppiness, but there’s a little citrus as well. Not as much going on here as I had hoped.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2968) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
A nice Belgian strong. On tap at Sharp Edge Creekhouse. Aroma was so so. Mostly fruity with a bit of yeast. Pour was a light gold with a nice 2 finger white head. Taste was sweet and fruity without being over the top. Nice yeast in there with just a hint of alcohol, but nowhere near the 9% says. One of the better Belgian strongs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5842) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle (33 cl) at Tre små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Hazy deep golden with a medium white head. Fruity and estery with yeast and dusty hops. Medium bodied with prickling carbonation. Nice dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TrefwoordPunk (820) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle 33 c. Pale golden with a huge white head. Aroma is sweet with hints of ripe fruits, yeast and alcohol. Aftertaste is sweet too. A good beer, but nothing really exceptional

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4162) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2007
Bottle. Huge fizzy white head that mostly lasted. Nice thick lacework. Cloudy golden / amber color with a sparkling appearance. Aroma was very fruity and yeast with other notes being caramel, grain, spice, hint of coriander and citrus. Light wood and hoppy notes as well. Over the palate evidence of alcohol was present. Medium to full bodied with an average carbonation and a light dry and alcoholic texture. Balanced moderated sweet and bitter flavor. Moderated fruity and spicy light bitter finish.


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