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


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

sblsimone85's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sblsimone85 (334) - 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 10/20
Baramba (376) - ITALY - MAR 16, 2015
33 cl bottle.Amber with huge off-white head. Aroma of malt and yeast, sweety fruity and malty flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (382) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 6, 2014
Buona birra, buon esempio di Belgian Ale. Sorprendentemente gustosa e piacevole, dal colore biondo ambrato e dalla schiuma compatta. Profumi di malto e frutta rossa, sotto spirito. Carbonatazione moderata/abbondante, buoni sapori di miele e biscottini, con ritorno di spezie e frutta. Finale secco, per una buona birra.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blastomorpha (23) - - SEP 19, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 33ml bottle. Very nice amber color and and a very thick and inviting head. Surprised me with a very good caramel aroma immediately after pouring, at first well balanced but with time it gets sweeter and sweeter, too much for the last sips if you drink as slow as me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogm87 (15) - Puglianello, ITALY - MAY 16, 2014
Mi aspettavo una birra molto diversa. Soprattutto con il richiamo alla tradizione. Č un tentativo deludente di avere una birra elaborata, ma poi questo colore d orato ecceziinale!? Schiuma molto sottile, compatta e persistente ma si sono dimenticati il corpo e il retrogusto. Birra da riivedere

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mircoas (191) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2014
buona birra ma forse un tantino costosa per il reale valore. Trovata ad un supermercato Sma a Milano. Fra le belghe provate una delle meno buone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanCrusher (728) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle 0,33L. Clear cooper colour, with creamy, light brown head. Malty caramel aroma with some pear, dri ed fruits and wine on nose. Taste is so sweet, with a lot of honey and caramel, and it ends slightly alcoholic. I can also feel some winey taste. Full body, creamy to syrupy texture, soft carbonation. Ok beer, but a bit too sweet to be outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (847) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 18, 2014
Clear amber with cream froth. Winey warm aroma, Caramelized roasted malts. Sweeeeeeet with slight bitter ending, rich honey and brown sugar taste. Perhaps too sweet for my taste, or just not cold enough (15 C). Try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5356) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber color with a enormous off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Sweet fruity, malty and some toffee.
Palate: Medium + body. Mild bitterness and a balanced rich sweetness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Dominating sweet fruity. Malty, mild spices and some yeast.
Overall impression: A bit sweet as usual, otherwise quite ok
Personal stats: Bottle from Punto Simply in Via Cassia – Roma, Italy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Appearance: Clear medium/dark amber with a 4 finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Orange peel, spice, caramel, raisin, dried fig, a hint of apricot, vinous, candied fruit and honey notes. Taste: Medium sweetness and sourness with low bitterness. Vinous, dried fruit, apricot and honey/caramel sweetness with citrus fruit tartness. Palate: Light smooth texture, light/medium body, prickly carbonation with a lingering finish. Initially the finish is sweet, but this wanes and develops into a light sourness with dried fruit and vinous notes. Comments: Gorgeous and left a glass lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (824) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 4, 2013
bottle @ home. profumo dolce fruttato, intenso il caramello, lo zucchero di canna la liquirizia e in qualche modo il chinotto. color ambra con tendenze ruggine schiuma bianca compatta e fine. gusto dapprima agrumato, poi intensamente di pera, che persiste sino al finale, luppolato rotondo, non astringente ma discretamente amaro, come frutta acerba.

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