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

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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Production system: high fermentation, non-pasteurised, fully natural product, refermentation in the bottle and keg.
Kind of malt is "Scarlet pilsener malt".
Purified water from the brewery's source
Yeast developed and cultured in our laboratory.
Types of Hops: Hallertau, Saaz, Spalt
Not used: spices, aromatic herbs


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (7707) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 5, 2011
BSA or tripel? Anyhow. Pours hazy golden with a 3 finger head. Citrus, herbal, spicy. Non-boozy palate. Medium body. Noble hops indeed. Very good Belgium beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5399) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Clear golden colour with lasting head. Aroma and flavour are not particularly intense but certainly warming from the alcohol. Certainly sweet but still fairly drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blastomorpha (73) - - MAY 15, 2016
Pours dark gold with a very nice white, compact head. But is it real gold what’s below? Unfortunatly no. I can’t find anything particular in the aroma, just a very little hint of citrus and some yeasts. Taste is better, but just because I love this kind of sweet beer. Sure not the best example of belgian strong ale, but enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
susonagger (196) - spain, - APR 21, 2016
Aspecto: De color dorado más bien pálido, turbia y un poco apagada. Con burbuja muy fina pero abundante, la corona de espuma formada en copa es generosa y esponjosa, de color blanco y bastante duradera. Aroma: Rica en aromas, afrutada (frutos cítricos y tropicales), destaca en ella la presencia de la malta, y especialmente la levadura y el alcohol, haciéndose muy penetrantes ya que se trata de una cerveza que contiene restos de levadura para la segunda fermentación y presenta una graduación elevada. También se aprecia un ligero toque dulzón como a caramelo. Sabor: De sabor amplio, penetrante, se nota claramente al comienzo el alcohol, lo que junto con la acción de la carbonatación, provoca una sensación astringente en boca. De cuerpo medio y bien balanceada, el gusto evoluciona hacia un amargor seco en el retrogusto de corto final.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (234) - - MAR 8, 2016
Yeast, herbs, light fruity notes, golden with a huge white head quite persistant, light/medium body, medium carbonation, spices, notes of honey, light sweetness with a bitter hoppy finish, alcohol is well hidden but present in the aftertaste...good work pirate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (675) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2015
Dorata con schiuma ampia e poco legata. Aroma di lievito ed erbaceo. Al palato molto dolce, quasi secca, frizzantina. Niente male.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (2418) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2015
Botella 33 cl tomada en marzo 2015 en cheers Oviedo. (r457). Lote 09GM11:29 hasta 09..07..2015. Aromas y sabores maltosos ligeramente dulces, con toques algo citricos. Gran sensación alcohólica seca de sus 11 vol. No está mal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5396) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2015
Amber quite clear body. Spiced, brown sugar. Very much in the rum infused beer style like Desperados or the in France popular Adelscott. But at least this tastes like beer. And I actually enjoy it in some twisted way. (33cl bottle from ABS Drinks)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (549) - ITALY - SEP 26, 2015
Dorata, schiuma bianca poco persistente giustificata dall'alta gradazione alcolica. Aroma di lievito belga, erbaceo e lievito belga, leggermente pepata. Al palato stesse caratteristiche con una bella nota finale di miele. Ben carbonata, corpo medio-pieno.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10199) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle, Sirmione, Lago di Garda. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, sugar, fruit, light metallic notes, light sourness, wet clothes, alcohol. Flavor is little better than aroma, malt, sugar, fruit, alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 210815

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Derek881 (1250) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Poured from a 330mL bottle into a short glass to drink. The beer had a clear, bubbly gold color with a large-sized foamy white head with very good retention, and modest cling and lacing. The aroma had a strong floral and citrus hops blend, with lighter notes of yeast, wheat, straw, and some fruit. It was a mostly bitter grainy and floral taste with some lighter citrus sweetness, and a somewhat sour effect as well. The beer had a strong presence of alcohol with a slight burning effect, and was a very dry but thick beer with a large mouth presence.


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