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


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RATINGS: 517   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 (525) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (720) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BobyFischer (293) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1315) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkillsFactory (482) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smeagolses (4) - Newport, WALES - FEB 23, 2016 does not count
330ml bottle bought in Carrefour in Brugge to drink at home. Pours well. Pale straw in colour with a creamy head which lasts well. Initially tastes quite hoppy but that soon leaves you with a slightly bitter and soapy lemon after taste that I don’t find unpleasant !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathanvc (182) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
It pours deep golden clear with a long lasting white head. The aroma contains herbs, spices, apple, citrus and some yeastiness. The taste is medium sweet, medium bitter and light sour. Finish is long, dry and spicy. Full bodied and fizzy on the tongue. 9% alcohol is not noticeable. A decent beer, but it misses something that its little brother does have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (286) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 17, 2015
Golden yellow with white head Sweet fruity almost apple flavours, yeast and short bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (784) - - DEC 16, 2015
Thanks for sharing this one, Mason. I actually took a picture after I poured it into a tulip glass. Aroma was apples and flavor was in line with the smell. Carbonation is very high so it’s a sipper. Vintage 2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fid600 (81) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 5, 2015
33 cl bottle from a random corner store in Zagreb, served in a tulip. Light golden/yellow, clear, with a large, white, stable, good lacing head. Aroma is quite malty, spicy, light citric, alcoholic, mild yeasty. Medium body, soft to medium carbonation. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, balanced, quite alcoholic, texture is watery to oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1417) - Culemborg, 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.

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