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


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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"In fermento veritas." Bière aux 10 épices (10 spices) BeerMania is not a brewery, the "Mea Culpa" (or Mea Maxima Culpa, the same in 75cl bottle - there is even Ultima Culpa, but that's an incredibly large artsy glass) is brewed upon Nassers' own recipe at a Belgian brewery. He declines sofar to tell which, untill he has all contracts signed and papers worked out...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4943) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
When opened, bottle started to foam, but not so much, not enough to lose any liquid before it could be poured. Beautiful golden coloured body with a thinnish tan white head, one centimetre tall and a trillion small bubbles rising from the bottom & sides. Aroma of yeast, wheat, coriander seed, apples, pears, honey and a touch of spices - nice! Medium-bodied with a super effervescent mouthful. Tart apples up front fades to a lot of wheat, some yeast, honey and a dose of spices. Coats the mouth with dry biere de garde flavours and a touch of hay. Aftertaste shows a decent amount of sweetness and a very light alcohol flavour. Overall, a pretty good beer - definitely one that bridges styles: belgie ale, tripel, biere de garde and saison are all possible styles on this one! I liked it quite a bit, and have been waiting to drink it...I wish I could get this whenever I want, just like I wish I could always go into the store :-) I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased on 17-November-2008 from Beer Mania (of course) in Bruxelles, Belgium, sampled on the other side of the pond at home in Washington.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
At In ’t Spinnekopke
Gushing bottle, hazy golden color. Common Belgian Ale, with a light vegetable touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2009
chiara buona schiuma un po grossolana puttosto persitente il naso leggermente speziato un tocco di cerale maltato in bocca non molto amaro disreta spazitura un po poco corpo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
At Beer Mania, Brussels, Belgium. Bottled poured in the special glass, 050309. Orange with white head. Aroma of citrus and floral notes - yeast. Flavor is fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5984) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 29, 2009
Bottle. Light spicy nose. Dark golden, plentifull head in a chalice. Spicy nose. Fruity base, tripel notes, peach, orangepeel retronasal. Medium body, sparkly. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2009
[1914-20081220] 330mL bottle. Yeasty pizza and mild sour aroma. Hazy, medium orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Nice yeasty sour flavour has a long finish. Medium body. Tasty.
(w/ jerc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, spicy, moderate yeasty, coriander. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081018]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
2008-12-20. Lightly hazy golden yellow body with a good sized fluffy white head. (3+) Mild bready yeast aroma, sweet pale malt, touch of honey? (7+) Flavour is similar sweet pale malt, bready undertones and a light triple like alcohol in the finish, and a floral/honey touch. Smooth medium bodied palate. Very solid drinkable blond. <i>Bottle from Beer Mania, Brussels</i>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of Belgian yeast and spices - especially coriander. The flavor is sweet with primary notes of fruit - peaches being strongest. The body is thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2981) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Jerc and Mabel. Nice hazy blonde, big fluffy white head, ice cream cone like, lots of streaming bubbles - looks great. Slightly spicy, yeasty aroma - soft and pleasant. Great taste - lots of spice and yeast, soft tingly body. alcohol present and complimentary, balances everything together quite well. Very drinkable. Solid blonde Belgian ale.

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