Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
St. Etienne Biere d’Abbaye - Biere de Tradition

WHAT IT’S LIKE: the same colour as a fox fur, it has a very thin, compact and persistant froth. The perfume is characterized by warm caramel notes. Thanks to the (...) citrus fruit and crystallized fruit it shows an important flowery intensity. (...) tasty and satisfying, it has a clean and fresh end. In the aftertaste presents .. cherry aromas and clear pear notes. ON THE TABLE: Superb accompaniment .. lasagne and with pasta with meat sauces sauces from our region. Among the main (...) stews and roast meats with grilled vegetables. Perfect with ... blueberry or berry jams and with nuts.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sblsimone85 (379) - USA - MAY 11, 2013
Birra al naso caramellosa, leggermente fruttata e con note fiorite che si ripresentano al gusto accompagnando un dolce pronunciata, classico belga. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inoven (308) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2016
Flesje thuis gedeeld. Amber kleurig iets troebel bier. Aroma is fruitig en moutig. Smaak is citrusachtig met een vleugje pruim. Smaak ebt snel weg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GioPiso (20) - ITALY - APR 8, 2016
Strong caramel aroma/taste and leaves a very sweet aftertaste on the palate which I didn’t really enjoy. Reasonably decent apart from that, although I see no reason why you shouldn’t go for a trappist or a better abbey belgian instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonotono (248) - torino, ITALY - JAN 31, 2016
Ambrata, molta schiuma cremosa chiara. Odore fruttato, malto caramellato, zucchero caramellato. Sapore dolce, malto e zucchero caramellato, corposa, l’alcool tutto sommato è ben mascherato. Un po’ troppo dolce.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
azzie (780) - Pula, CROATIA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle 0.33l. Hazy amber liquid with soft peachy foam. Medium body, light carbonation. Sweet and alcoholy smell. Very sweet, hard to swallow. Could taste lot of alcohol beneath all that sugar.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (1255) - CROATIA - DEC 5, 2015
Hazyish deep amber color, big white head with some retention and lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops, herbs, tequila or something, honey, something almost meaty. Strange, but it kinda works. Taste is very sweet, syrupy, with again, lemonade, tequila, herbs. Medium body, soft carbonation. I would never tell it’s 8%. Strange, off style, but it works for me... kinda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
strap (738) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2015
Cloudy Amber with a thick foamy beige head. Sweet, cherry flavored with some brown sugar. Sweeter than most in the style. A good surprise from Italy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10201) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle, Sirmione, Lago di Garda. Pours brown with a white head. Aroma of malt yeast, light candy sugar, light fruit. Flavor is rather sweet, malt, yeast, candy sugar, fruit, dates. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish. 210815

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - JUN 30, 2015
bottle ambrata velata schiuma piuttosto abbondante medi aperisistenza discreta nota maltata tendenza doce piuttosto speziata corpo medio

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (203) - Lecce, ITALY - JUN 26, 2015
Bottiglia 75 CL. Colore ambrato abbastanza limpido con un cappello di schiuma abbondante ma grossolana mediamente persistente. Aroma fruttato e speziato, anche il lievito si fa sentire abbastanza bene. Al palato ritorna il gusto della frutta insieme a del caramello con un finale leggermente amaro, gli 8 gradi si nascondo bene. Corpo medio e carbonazione medio/alta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (425) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 20, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrato pelo di volpe (un po’ più chiaro), limpido se non si svuota la bottiglia con i lieviti. Schiuma giallognola/arancione chiaro, fine, abbondante e decisamente persistente. AROMA: fruttato, caramelloso e speziato sono gli aromi principali. Aroma insieme intenso e delicato. GUSTO: il fruttato emerge, si notano soprattutto pera e anche sentori di frutta sciroppata, accompagnata da un caramelloso che assolutamente non stanca. Si notano anche del biscottato e del caramelloso. Corpo medio, frizzantezza un po’ accentuata. CONCLUSIONE: punteggio ratebeer assolutamente troppo basso. Io l’ho trovata una birra dolce, ma assolutamente non stucchevole, direi anche abbastanza equilibrata. Saporita e delicata allo stesso tempo.

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