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

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RATINGS: 516   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a lasting white head. Aroma of alcohol, spice, lemon and some yeast. Flavour of spice and malt that ends in a warm alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39084) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 25, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Light butterish aroma. Toasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty into a mild fruity finish. Toasted and dry far finish.
Earlier Rating: 2/22/2008 Total Score: 3.2
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (33428) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2003
The aroma is very sweet with notes of spices, lemon, oranges, and yeast. The color is a hazy orange and it has a beutiful huge though collapsing white head. The flavor is dominated by sweetness combined with a mixture of spices, I think corriander is one, a quite nice combination of sweetness and spicyness. In the middle the alcohol runs prickling over the tongue. In the end the spicyness turns woody dry with a slight hoppyness to it. The mouthfeel is a little thin in the beginning, but when the alcohol kicks in it is great. A quite nice beer - one of the better Triples on my tastebuds.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Hazy yellow coloured with a huge white ehad. Aroma of fruits, yeast and spices. Flavour of fruits, yeats, spices, marzipan and alcohol. Disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Beautifully, hazy amber with a huge, pretty head. Extremely full-bodied with a potent alcohol-burn. Some vague spices, but the yeast adds most of the flavour. A solid but not very refined brew. 240197

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24494) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2006
Draught. A bit hazy yellow/golden colour with small, but longlasting white head. Aroma is strong citrus with hints of spices and yeast. Very sweet citrus (blood orange meets lemon and lime) flavour with some malty hints. Lots of fruit in aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22731) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2003
Bottled. Golden coloured and very lively with rich head. Strong aroma of dried fruit and good, dry cider. Sweet and malty with clean, hard malt profile. The finish is drier and rounded, still fruity, and with grassy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
18th May 2008. Crisp fizzy beer with a champagne like snap and dryness. It’s clean with a nice mild brandyish malt in the mid and the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (20238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle at home ... HUGE LOOSE FOAM HEAD... that dies quickly ... Bright golden yellow ... tart lambic like nose ... light fruity and tiny tinge tart and lemony ... quite dry ... little hop

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19899) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle. Amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of apple skins. Taste is a bit on the sweet side, summer fruits and caramel. Not bad.


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