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

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RATINGS: 463   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scanovajr (642) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - SEP 23, 2007
A hazy golden beer with white head. The aroma is sweet, fruity and citric. Taste is yeast and spicy. Dry and alcoholic end

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2007
Light orange, very lively self-sustaining head. Sweet light-fruit and muted perfume aroma - akin to a wheat’s corriander. Far too lively in the mouth - unable to keep the beer there long enough to get a good taste. Alcohol comes across to easily. Pleasant maltiness, a bit thin on the hops compared with the overwhelming fizz and booze.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homebrewerguy (304) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2007
pours a hazy golden color, smells of bread yeast, Flavor is a nice blend of malt, hops and spices, with the malt coming through in the finish, this is my first beer of this style so I have rated it as to taste and not style.

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 (459) - 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 (2743) - 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.


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