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

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RATINGS: 480   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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tyke (18) - Den Helder, - MAY 17, 2013
330ml bottle. Appearance: golden, hazy, rocky head, white foam. Taste:,very bitter, medium sourness. Palate: medium body, thin feel, lively carbonation, bitter finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines, thanks AshtonMcCobb. Pours slightly hazy yellow. Nose is spices, hops, lemon. Taste is light sweet malts, banana, fruits, spices. Quite basic but solid Belgian blonde.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
Ambar clara, algo turbia y muy burbujeante. 1-2 dos de espuma poco densa. En boca es muy efervescente. Excesivamente. El resto es malta, mezcla de dulce y amargo y algún tono herbal. Final seco y amargo. Decepcionante.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (924) - LATVIA - MAY 16, 2015
Amber with rich white creamy head. Rich with hoppy notes with moderate lasting bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
susonagger (77) - spain, - MAY 13, 2015
Cerveza de abadía, tipo tripel, 9 % de alcohol, de alta fermentación y con segunda fermentación en botella. Como su nombre indica, la Augustijn Grand Cru es la versión tripel de la Augustijn Blond: siendo más fuerte, en graduación alcohólica y amargor, que luce un color dorado haciendo honor a su fama de ser una de las maravillas en el firmamento de las cervezas belgas. Su aroma afrutado, típico de una triple, combina con su pronunciado amargor debido al abundante uso de varios tipos de lúpulo y esa magnifica combinación se perfecciona durante la segunda fermentación en botella, donde se forma de manera natural esa grandiosa capa de espuma.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruuurd (126) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
Hmmm, this is a complex beer. Its thick, hoppy and spicy, but also fruity and yeasty. Def a grand cru!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4618) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear deep golden body with a massive cloudy off-white head. Nose is red fruits, light candi sugar, caramel, pale malts and hints of straw, bread and biscuits. Taste is light candi sugar, prunes, caramel, bread dough and hints of banana, straw, grass and mild white pepper. Medium to full body, high carbonation. Decent BSA without ever making a lasting expression.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (279) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2015
Pours golden with thick white head. Highly carbonated. Floral, spicy, solvent like aroma. Funky taste. Light mouthfeel. Finishes dry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1504) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
330mL from International Beer Collector BB 19/8/16 Hazy blonde beer, lively looking - holds a good dense creamy inch of head. Subtle aroma; cereal malts, white sugar, a pretty decent measure of floral, spicy hops, faint tropical/ripe stonefruit note. Good weight on the body, sits rather nicely, creamy almost velvety , lifted carbonation - doesn’t seem like a 9% beer! Palate starts sweet - cereally, pilsner/pale malts, white sugar, apricots, unripe peach, even a bit of rockmelon, with peppery phenolics & hint of floral grassy hops. Moderate bitterness, lingering spice on long finish. Rather liked this - not as polished as better Tripels, but nice flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (3840) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 2, 2015
330ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga). Clear amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Dead yeast, caramel, alcohol, faint fruity notes, malty and straw in aroma. Plastic, alcohol, caramel, burnt sugar, papery taste. Crisp mouthfeel. Malty plastic in aftertaste. And faint spicy hops in late late aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (427) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
Nice amber colour with large frothy white head. Aroma is dominated by musty belgian yeast, with honey, toast and apricot jam. The taste is the same but with a very strong booze. Medium bodied and spicy on the tongue. Not bad at all but the lack of subtlety with the booze really detracts.


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