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

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2432) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2013
750 ml bottle, 9C. Very nice looking bottle says at a month past cellar release it will be well fresh and fruity, but if I wait 18 months it will be totally complex and aromatic - handy info if true. Gold with a white head. Doughy aroma with oranges, hay, toast, a little cheese, pears, pepper. Sweet hay, light sugar, pears, oranges, a little spice, doughy yeast. Some lingering herbal notes.A very yeasty blond. Shruggarific.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Malty, a general taste of cakes, toffee banoffee pie, niceness. This was a real shocker was not expecting this to be that good, kind of slutty

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5639) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle, thanks a lot Tim! Amber, lively carbonation, rocky white head. Light musty, spicy aroma. Chewy toast, strong almonds, raspberries, bananas, light barn. Nut cake retronasal. Medium body, dry sparkly mouthfeel. Pleasant drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hanoi (394) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Nose is Belgian yeast, strawberry, peach, grass. Taste is honey, caramel, hay, grass, grains leading to plum, herbs and a little pepper in the too short finish. Mouthfeel is slick. It’s a perfectly acceptable Belgian blond, but hard to get excited about and there are many more better examples.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Poured from a large-sized bottle in April 2012, drank in November 2013. The beer had a hazy straw-amber color with slightly noticeable yeast and a large foamy white head that had excellent retention, lacing, and cling. Its aroma had sweet floral notes with tones of pear, caramel, and citrus, all blending together smoothly. The taste was lightly sweet and had some fruity tones, particularly apple and pear, along with a subtle sour fruity undertone. Its mouthfeel was light and modestly fluffy with a low/average carbonation profile and a dry ending. Excellent beer, thank you Eric and Kristin for sharing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (700) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle @ Roadhouse Grill, Gallarate. Colore ambrato, velata, con schiuma beige un po’ grossolana abbastanza persistente. profumo fruttato, pesca e albicocca oltre a lievito belga in abbondante quantità. Alcool e una lieve speziatura ( cannella?). Gusto intenso, abbastanza persistente, dolce amabile, per nulla amaro. Gusto di marmellata di pesche, forse qualche nota di miele, quasi nessuna acidità ed amarezza. Equilibrata ed armonica. Piacevole il corpo, la rotondità e il calore alcolico della sorsata.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
degbert (1116) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a medium gold with a very high, pillowy, fine-grained head. Nose is a touch of citrus, phenols, and toast. Taste -- it tastes like a very typical Belgian blonde. There’s nothing notable about it, but nothing bad either; it’s almost completely stereotypical. Finish is a little short. It’s neither outstanding nor bad, almost sui generis.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (774) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
330ml bottle. Golden with a medium white head. Fruity, with distinct notes of yeast and spices. Follows the style well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
airrick2003 (479) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Score reflects latest tasting. Cellar release date: 7-2012 Tasting date: 10-21-13 Appearance: (3) pours with a very large beige head, beer is a hazy deep golden color, kind of copper color, head settles into a very dense head Aroma: (6) yeast, bread, lemon, spice, strong aroma Taste: (6) lemon, alcohol, hints of plum, very subtle grain, butter Palate: (3) average carbonation, leaves mouth dry, leaves a lemon aftertaste, average mouthfeel Overall: (13) decent beer, not great but not bad either, I have 4 of these so I will rate each one a few months apart to see how it ages Testing another bottle from same 4 pack on 8-14-14 Appearance: (3) this beer pours with a huge beige head that settles into a very dense head, the beer is a darker golden color and is pretty hazy Aroma: (9) banana, lemon, bread, yeast, very strong aroma like a good hefeweizen Taste: (9) sweet banana, very light malt grain, some lemon, has the faintest bitterness on the finish Palate: (14) lively carbonation, minimal aftertaste, leaves mouth dry, light mouthfeel Overall: (18) this is pretty amazing, like a very good and smooth hefeweizen, lots of complexity beneath the surface, no alcohol taste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Yeast, fruity, with some sugary sweetness.


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