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


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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2145) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2933) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5163) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4278) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimothy_bob (5) - exeter, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
Bottled poured about 5 celsius, the label says it was released ’5-2013’: it’s about 11 months old. Aroma: Lots of bread and spicey fruitiness. Reminds me of christmas, grand marnier, and home made panetonne. A little bit of wine, vinegar, nail polish remover and stale pubs comes through too. Appearance: cloudy pale amber, fairly effervescent. Nice fluffy cream coloured head that lasts all the way down. Taste: Starts off with a strong bitterness that quickly diminishes to a sweet orange flavour supported by rich pastries, savoury notes and sweat. Other flavours to look out for are: proving bread, bread and butter pudding (spices and raisins), ginger bread, treacle, cinnamon, kiwi, a touch of pine. Palate: Amazing texture, like eating marshmallow: creamy and foamy, no residual stickiness. has a bit of a sharp kick to it the first few sips but that soon disappears. Overall: I started off not really enjoying it, it is a big beer, full of rich malt and yeast, and a high abv. But after settling down into it I really started to enjoy it. One for an early evening sat on a balcony with a few cigarettes and a good friend (not whilst trying to work at 11 pm). I’d say this is a perfect christmas beer. so reminiscent of luxurious times; the rich flavours certainly suit the dark winter months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caoimhinmoore (1) - - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
Purchased from eataly rome, Italy, hazy yellow colour with light head, top quality drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle, from Waitrose, Willerby. Hazy orange gold, big fluffy and sustained white pillows of foam. Pleasantly fruity in the nose with a heady yeastiness and hints of a peppery spiciness, some apple notes and a touch bready, in the mouth it has an initial spicy sweetness that becomes fruity and slightly citric before a flourish of bready yeast bitterness. Finish is bitter and sweetly yeasty with some spirity retronasal alcohol lingering.

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