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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (864) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
Bought a bottle. The beer has a golden color with a large white head and has is perfectly carbonated. In the aroma tones malts, yeast, bananas and some fruits. In the taste sweet fruits and malts. A lot of bananas and is also a little alcoholic. The finish long and heavy with a light bitter. A pretty standard strong ale. I like the idea, but it’s a little too alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a dark orange color forming a huge white bubbled head. Clear. Good retention and tons of lacings formed and left S: Very sweet in the nose. Very fruity and bready too. Notes of raisins, vanilla and honey. Yeasts are very bready and Belgian. A bit metallic. Alcohol can be felt in the end T: Sweet upfront, sweet malts, mainly. Quite fruity, with notes of grapes and raisins. Earthy yeasts. Light hops bitterness in the end M: Heavy, creamy and molasses. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste O: Strong but quite good beer. Very Belgian. Recommended [ BA Review @ 11/25/2012 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (680) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Visual: The 9% ABV (as opposed to 10.5%) little brother version. Pours almost clear marmalade orange with a large lasting super foamy head, thick lacing & retention, lots and lots of clustered streams. Nose: sweet barley malt mixed with bright honeyed citrus, hints of florals. (lvl-3)-pungency Attack: subdued alcohol + incoming honey sweetness Mid-palate: weightiness, fizzy-tingly mouthfeel, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malts, honey, citrus Finish: light alcoholic warmth + mild alcohol bitterness, subtle bitter hopped, lingering barley malty sweet finish. Summary: Shockingly easy to drink at first but becomes palate-tiring halfway through. Full-bodied with medium complexity. Not too exciting but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Classic Van Steenberge ale, golden blond, hazy, with snow white head and fruity, yeasty character, malt sweetness and spicy notes with a mild florally hopped finish. Average, like most of their beers, and unmistakably Van Steenberge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1276) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Een lekker stevig biertje. Niets uitzonderlijks, maar gewoon een bier dat aan de verwachtingen voldoet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
__Rb81 (312) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear yellow with a white head, some yeast in the end. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeast, spices. Taste is sweet, spices, malts, some yeast. Aftertaste is sweet with alcohol. Not so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vincentvega72 (71) - - APR 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 Zwaar blond bier met rijke schuimkraag. Smaken van gerst, banaan, licht fruitig, hoppig. Medium afdronk. Alcohol is goed waarneembaar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9285) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack malzig, hefig, fruchtig, reife Früchte, Karamell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1051) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
Bue en bouteille 33cl. Malts bien présents, bel équilibre et longueur en bouche appréciable. Une bonne surprise qui reste une classique blonde belge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Thick and yeasty. A bit harsh tasting. Overall not the best Belgian I’ve had, but a solid example.

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