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


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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
avw1982 (99) - Giessenburg, - NOV 9, 2012
33cl bottle @ home. Just a average strong ale. Too strong alcoholtaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1078) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Hazy dark gold pour, finger of soft white head. Nose is soft fruit and yeast. Little more sweet than bitter. Middle shows apricot, alcohol, mango, and malt. Finish is slightly bitter and boozy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2015
19/IV/15 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: 27/V/15 (2015-456)

Clear orange beer, aery fizzy white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: metallic, some orange peel, slightly spicy, hint of cloves, yeast, green banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, pretty metallic, sweet, yeast, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: metallic, yeast, little bitter, bread-like touch, alcohol, green apple skin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (912) - 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 (1148) - 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 (774) - 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 (3674) - 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 (1323) - 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 (411) - 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 (158) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - 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 (12285) - 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.

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