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

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
avw1982 (90) - Giessenburg, - NOV 9, 2012
33cl bottle @ home. Just a average strong ale. Too strong alcoholtaste.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (962) - 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 ]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (644) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2463) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Een lekker stevig biertje. Niets uitzonderlijks, maar gewoon een bier dat aan de verwachtingen voldoet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
__Rb81 (279) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vincentvega72 (69) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8375) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (875) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Rich orange and hazy golden and light amber coloured body with a nice thick, three centimetre off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, curacao, bubble gum, yeast, malt, light hops and even more alcohol - nice and strong. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malt and wheat flavours with a large hay, grassy and alcohol bite and some good sugars coming through. Aftertaste shows hints of fruits with a little alcohol bitterness and some subdued hoppiness and a good malty backbone that lasts. Overall, a nice rich beer with some good bitterness, a lot of sweetness and perhaps even more alcohol bite at the end. I sampled this 33 cL stubby bottle as part of a Van Steenberge four pack sampler purchased from Harris Teeter in Arlington (Pentagon City) in late November 2013.


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