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


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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

eManu's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eManu (514) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, - JUL 22, 2012
From a 33cl that was expired on 22.7.11. Pours a light hazy amber color with a nice thick off white head. Aroma of Malts, hops and sugars. Flavore of malts, light hops, sugars, sirups, grains. Grainy feel and strong liquor finish, butterscotch also. A bit to sweet, although it has this slight bitter sweet finish but with too much sweetness. Ok, but One is enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1248) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ van Rooij, Culemborg. Clear golden with a white head. Fruity yeasty aroma. Sweet taste and lively carbonation. Typical strong blonde Belgian beer; decent but utterly boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimbonga (59) - - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours gold with a rocky white head that collapses quickly. Lemon and spice aroma. Taste of light malt, is lemon on toast a thing?, there’s some quite nice Belgian yeastiness but hidden in the background. Alcohol and spice to finish. Gets a touch lemon washing up liquid in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (2024) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2015
Couleur jaune trouble, forte mousse qui disparait. Nez levuré , fruité coing et légère agrume avec notes acidulées. Gout fruité (jaune et pommes) pas trop intense, levures, coing, leger sucré, vraiment rien d’exceptionnel pour le style et les 9c°...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4953) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle 75cl, a cloudy copper bees with huge head but poor retention. Nose is on quince, orange and belgian yeast. Aroma is on mandarin, yeast, quince, diacetyl, vegetable, ripped apples, less complex body for the alcohol level, sugar, candy touch, metallic. It’s messy, I’m not convinced at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (495) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is (deep) golden colored and has a large and long staying white head. The aroma is fruity with citrus notes and spicy with coriander notes. A hint of alcohol is noticable. The taste is full bodied with fruit and malt notes. A little alcohol is noticable but not disturbing. The finish is dry and with a spicy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlutonowyMan (220) - POLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Kolor: z?oty z pomara?czowymi refleksami, lekko przymglony. Piana bia?a, zbudowana z drobnych p?cherzyków, w konsystencji kremowa, sporych rozmiarów, niestety niezbyt d?ugo pozostaje na powierzchni piwa. Aromat: dro?d?owy, winny, delikatnie kwiatowy, nieco kwaskowy. W smaku bardzo wyra?nie wyczuwalne bia?e winogrona, dro?d?e, ponownie delikatna nuta kwiatowa i charakterystyczna belgijsko??. Ka?dy ?yk kojarzy si? z winem, mo?e nawet szampanem. Goryczki w?a?ciwie brak, wysycenie wysokie charakterystyczne dla win musujacych. Alkohol cho? mi?o rozgrzewa prze?yk, jest idealnie schowany.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12969) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
750 c&c from the Republique Monoprix. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of light stone fruit and yeast/spice. Med body or better. Flavor is yeast/spice and light fruits. Pretty nice.
Earlier Rating: 6/4/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours brassy gold with a 4 finger foamy off-white head. Aroma is fruity Belgian ale. Too complicated for me to pick out individual smells. Flavor of yeast/spice with low key banana; dry, fruity, spicy and lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (2274) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av citrus, belgisk jäst, humle, gröna äpplen, örter med toner av karamell och citron. Lagom sötma, frisk, fruktig, mycket kolsyra, fin beska med toner av citrusskal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11651) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle, bought @Saveur Bière. Pours clear pale golden with a small, creamy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, sugar, doughy, light citrus. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malts, light doughy, mild sugar, mild astringent with some apple and citric acid notes. Lingering, quite bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 2/25/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle @ Yespr tasting.
[thank you, Yespr]
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a frothy/bubbly white head. Aroma is sweet with light yeast and some alcohol. Fine mouthfeel. Flavour is nice, rather tripel-ish, light tartness with exotic fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours golden blonde with white head. A bit lemony, herbs, spice/pepper and caramel. Taste : lemon, white pepper, green olives, sugar, malt, a bit biscuit and light caramel almost honey like. Nice bitternes. A very pleasant brew.

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