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


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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Full body - staying head - amber color with a spicy, malty palate that finishes very fruity with complex hoppy undertones.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eoconnor101 (2) - San Diego, USA - JUL 12, 2012
An excellent strong ale. Deep golden hues with a generous head. Had it in the breweries bar so very well preserved, perfectly aged. Aroma of Apricots and pears, spice, a hint of herbs, the flavor is very nicely balanced between fruit ester and spice finishing clean and dry. Pairs well with WestV or any Abbey cheese. The marketing director said requests to have it placed below sea level when exporting on not always heeded and thus it could explain some low ratings for this fantastic beer as it’s a living product best drank near the source. It will be sold as St. Stefanus grand cru in the US due to battles with Augustiner in Munich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUL 7, 2014
Szalmasárga színű főzet egy krémszerű habbal a tetején, mely ugyan nem tör az egekig, ám rendkívül stabil és hosszan tartó. Illata jellegzetes, kissé fanyar és enyhén szúrós, pezsgőhöz, almaborhoz hasonló. Íze az illatok által előirányzott módon kissé édeskésen, mézeskalácsos zamatokkal, enyhén alkoholosan indul, majd csatlakozik hozzá egy kellemesen savanykás jelleg egy csipetnyi almával gazdagítva, mely egy határozott, komlós végízben folytatódik, így alkotva egy rendkívül telt és igen hosszan megmaradó ízvilágot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Yet another fruity tripel, but this has sweet peaches, grain and a bitterness to balance. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yy0pp (509) - - JUN 26, 2014
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nlc (89) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Another ordinairy quality belgium beer. Drink it not to cold, it kills the flavours. Just good. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1198) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (307) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
2014/05/15 - Pours a hazy, orange/honey colour with a thick, foamy, white head that quickly reduces to a lingering surface film. Aroma is biscuit, Belgian yeast, mild funk, citrus, pineapple, bubblegum and spices. Taste is biscuit, orange, Belgian yeast, caramel, spices and alcohol with metallic and medicinal notes. Medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation and a dry, warming finish. Pleasant enough, but I found it hard to get past the metallic and medicinal notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (257) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Donkergeel, helder bier met mooie schuimkraag en gemiddeld koolzuur. Smaak is bitter hoppis en iets zurig, appel. Blijft lang hangen. Smaak heeft veel weg van Duvel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2056) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
Clear golden body, white head. Aroma has yest, perfume, some bubblegum and alcohol. Flavour is basicly the same. Alcohol is present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (400) - Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Hazy. Color is orange. Nice white head. Nose of fruits, citrus, spices. Some alcohol is the flavor. Some sugar in the taste. Nice Belgian Strong Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (155) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 28, 2014
the aroma is fruity and malty with shades of citrus fruits... the taste is fruity in the beginning, more malty in the ending... rather spicy with dry and warming aftertaste...

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