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

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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scantron (63) - Ontario, - DEC 28, 2012
December 15, 2012; 9.0% abv, 330 mL, trappist, BBD: 25/05/14 Aroma of honey, lemon peel and Belgian yeast. Fruit esters of banana with clove spice. Pours golden with a very slight haze. Active carbonation is evident. Big fluffy white head that strongly laces the glass. Sweet. Strong taste of alcoholic spice, fruity banana and yeast. Finish is slightly herbal but dominated by the spice. Too strong on the booze. Surprisingly watery with a dry finish. Heavy on the booze. Interestingly sweet.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Subliminal64 (98) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2016
Purchased as part of a Winter Mixer Pack. Swells sweet, but not as much as other Belgians. Pours a cloudy gold. Head clears quickly, but lacing lasts to the end. Taste is sweet sugary, but not overpowering. Good amount of carbonation. No aftertaste. Overall I was happy with this brew. Easy drinking, and would never know it was 9%. MB The Beer Bear On

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4395) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
750ml corked bottle of St. Stefanus Grand Cru from Monoprix Department Store, Grasse, France. 750ml. Hazy golden with a very large white head. It has a powerful warming lemon, peach and apricot flavour with spices on the warming boozy finish. A little too much alcohol is evident.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdmmb (1666) - USA - AUG 7, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Carrefour in Brussels. Enjoyable triple ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rajdes (1) - - JUN 13, 2016 does not count
Drunk at the brewery. Great experience. Full, rich taste. Nice punch. Creamy head, Long on the palate.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1294) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Bottled St. Stefanus, 33 cl. Golden, clear with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, hops, yeast and spices. Medium sweet, light bitter with a nice end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2016

Lukt: Sursøte frukter.
Utseende: Gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Frukter, plomme, noe søtlig avslutning.
Hvor: Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Untapped Stokka.
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@9%, Når@04.06.2016
Drukket Som Alias@St. Stefanus Grand Cru.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2016
F: big, white, good retention. C: pale gold, light hazy. A: malty, citrus, grassy/floral hoppy, peppery, yeasty, orange peels. T: malty, creamy smooth mouthfeel, citrus, orange peels, floral, pineapple, stone fruits, hint of toast, soap, medium full body, good carbonation, boozy, commercial, but not bad beer, 0,33l bottle from Beer Mania in Brussels.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BobyFischer (296) - FRANCE - APR 6, 2016
Blonde claire très trouble. Nez : agrumes très présents : citron, zeste et pulpe.Quelques senteurs levurées en arrières. En bouche, corps discret, notes agrumes, citronnées, peu de grain, peu de levures. Intéressant bien qu’assez mono arôme : citron, agrume.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1344) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Thanks to my brother-in-law for sharing. Pour is golden with an ample white head. Clove more than banana and lemon zest and other citrus flavors. Flavor is standard tripel palate is a little rough around the edges. Not terrible, there are better examples.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkillsFactory (523) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2016
Invecchiata 21 mesi, aperta il 27 Febbraio 2016. Dorata lievemente pallida, leggermente velata, schiuma bianca di buona persistenza. Aroma lievemente lattico, miele e chiodi di garofano, leggera polpa d'arancia, lievito belga, leggera paglia. Al palato prevalgono i chiodi di garofano ed il miele con un finale erbaceo ed alcolico. Corpo medio-pieno, non molto carbonata.


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