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


on tap


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Note (2/VI/15): We are splitting them up, today. This is for the "regular" version, that also states blond. If he sold you the "ipa" version, that’s without the word blond on the label, please enter your rating under the other version.

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"In fermento veritas." Bičre 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 so far to tell which, until he has all contracts signed and papers worked out...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - 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 (12353) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2008
bottle from beastiefan2k. murky yellow pour with a large white head. grassy with some esters and a slight citrus scent to top it off. very easy on the palate with a sweet almost tart flavor and a spicy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle provided by Eugene. Very spicy aroma, cumin, yeast, black pepper. Assertive and very Belgian in flavor, with a full, strong yeasty body. Well defined. Maybe this just tastes better because it came after so much crap, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle at JoeMcPhee’s. Pours a blond ale and nicely carbonated. Peppery spicy with some cinnamon and pear. okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Thanks to my wife from bringing this back from Belgium! Pours a hazy yellow color with a large white rocky head. Turns into a nice coating with good lacing. Nose is apples, pear, cinnamon, and some funkyness, but it’s well balanced. Flavor is apple and pear along with sweet grains and some vanilla. Creamy and flavorful mouthfeel. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle: Pours a hazy light golden with a creamy white head. Pear skin aroma with some apple sauce and very mild cinnamon. Fluffy feel with a fruity flavor of fruit skins (pears and apples) with a subtle white pepper touch. Simple but solid and easy going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2008
If you didnt know better you would swear its a bottle of champagne. Fresh grains are sweet but other than that the beer is pretty uninteresting. vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Beermania. Thanks to Rikke for bringing this home to me.
Pours muddy yellow with a giant, frothy, white head. Aroma has lots of oranges, good yeast, sweet caramel and light funkiness. Medium smooth carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is a little limited, quite dry, lightly tart, good woody character. Light yeasty and funky finish with good hoppy dryness. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12749) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle from the beer and chocolate shop next to Biere Temple in Brussels. Aromas of pale stone fruit, citrus and yeast. Poured 1 inch beer and 6 inches tan head. Probably my bad. Orange tinged gold color. Medium body with very smooth carbonation. It starts with sweet fresh fruit, a little caramel perhaps, and then some woody bitter slips in to cut the sugar. Ends lightly bitter and fruity/yeasty. Heck of a good beer.

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