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


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottled, picked up at BeerMania. After about 3/4 of this shot out of the bottle onto my kitchen floor, it poured quite nicely into my snifter.. pale-to-medium golden with a creamy, sticky cap of white head. The aroma was spicy and ever-so-engaging with spicy cloves, dried banana skins, and lemon rind over a pale base.. I really enjoyed it. The flavor was spicy and strong with cloves, lemon zest, and vinegary funk driving it.. pale and drier base with a little lemon meat.. finished strong as well with zesty, sour light fruit skins and more spicage. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation on the palate.. spices were dominant, but worked well together.. wish I got to drink the rest of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
Clear golden with a white head leaving laces. Sweet yeasty aroma with notes of coriander. Flavour is sweet with ripe fruits, yeast and coriander notes. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
Courtesy of Fonefan. It’s golden with a huge, creamy head. The aroma is perfumed with notes of coriander, fruit and yeast. The flavour has sweetness and notes of coriander, fruit, yeast, malt, and like the aroma it’s perfumed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2008
This is ’’the house beer’’ at Beer Mania in Brussels. It is the invention of the Nasser (the proprietor) and comes in a very unusual glass and is really pretty good. The clientele at this store/cafe is decidedly beer-geeky, so perhaps Nasser just brews to a geek’s taste. It is a substantial but very drinkable beer. A regular visitor to this site could probably have this as a session beer. It poured a dark yellow with a very fine champagne-like head. Aroma was clovey and densely malty and bread-y. Flavor was very malty, but not in an overly sweet cereal-y or grain-y way. Mouthfeel was a bit chalk-y and rough, but not bad. I would recommend this beer; I thought it to be pretty good. I had a bottle at Beer Mania in Brussels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle. Clear golden with a big rocky head. Herbal and spicy aroma, hints of yeast and sweet vegetables. Spicy rye bread flavours together with fruit and yeast. A bit too sweet, but good complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2875) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle, 33 cl. Yesterday @ home (bought Ons huis, Diest) Hazy golden color, big rocky head. Aroma malts, spice, yeast. Medium body. Taste excellent, sweet start, yeast, fruits, spices, hopsbitterness. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2008
enjoyed in the maxima form. light and bubbly it is quiet and a little boring. it brings fruity and spicy flavors maybe starfuit or other light fruit and a less traditional spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2008
750ml bottle @Joe’s NYC Gathering courtesy of beastiefan2k–pours a foamy white head with yellow color. Aroma is yeast, grain, earthy hops. Taste is dry, yeast, grain, earthy hops-clove, some sweetness offsets the dry @ the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
(Bottle, courtesy of Mar) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a tall rocky off-white head. Aroma of grass, yeast, earthiness, light lemon, barnyard, and leather. Flavor of spicy yeast, biscuit, some fruitiness, florals, pepper, and coriander.

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