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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
St. Stefanus est une bière non pasteurisée à fermentation haute, qui est aussi refermentée en bouteille. Elle est brassée à partir de trois levures différentes, l’une étant la souche de levure originelle Jerumanus provenant de l’abbaye Sint Stefanus. Celle-ci, associée à notre processus unique, donne à notre bière sa saveur si particulière. See www.st-stefanus.be


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
[Bottle] Murky orange color with a huge pillow of dense head on top. Fruity nose is tempered with Belgian yeast phenols. Taste is of dough, residual sugars, straw, banana, clove, spicy pepper and vanilla. Very smooth and creamy. Lingering sweet and yeasty flavors. Pretty well balanced flavor profile despite the sweet nature of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1037) - AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2014
From a bottle, aged about 9 months. Very fruity flavour, thick lasting head, smooth and very sessionable.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jacekziegler (23) - Plymouth, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Mega gushing! Big white head vanishing like on coke drink. No lacing. Hardly any aroma, hardly any taste. Big disappointment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle 33 cl from Monoprix Belleville - Paris (F). Golden blonde with a nice white foam sticking to the glass. Aromas of yeast, fruity, toffy, malt and spices. The mouth is sweet but tingly, very perfumed with yeast, a fruity superb and complex. Delicious and greedy beer, perfect by eating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2186) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a thin white head, orange aroma and light malt, taste is mellow and not to bitter with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2948) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours golden amber unclear with a big creamy white head. Aroma is subtle, sweet and yeasty with a bit of apple. Flavor brings a ton of apple on the palate, and Belgian yeast dominating.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rotaldinho (113) - Paris, FRANCE - APR 1, 2014
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Beautiful golden dress with slightly amber highlights. The nose has nice notes of malt, coriander and a floral touch. On the palate, fine and soft attack gives way gradually to interesting flavors malt. The final is both spicy and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zenigata90 (6) - ITALY - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 75 bottle. Schiuma abbastanza persistente, colore ambrato pulito. Corpo medio, letteralmente amara. Nel complesso piacevole.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5218) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
33cl bottle from Waitrose, Wokingham. Relased 9-2013, so about 6 months old. A slightly hazy amber pour; aroma of Belgian yeast; smooth with some acid to start and then a soft caramel body; and a sweet, lingering finish. Very pleasant and the aging scale on the bottle is quite intreging - I must get another and keep it longer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4402) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Bought from Waitrose Sutton Coldfield. Golden with a small head. Slightly bitter with a lovely creamy taste. Medium body and left no taste. A good example of this style and a power to Waitrose for putting it on the shelves.


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