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

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Big bottle from giant eagle. Golden color. Medium head. Aroma of Belgium candy, grain, Belgium yeast. Coriander notes. Dry. Above ave carbonation. A bit funky musk. Not bad.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aaroncoop (14) - Tiburon, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Mild sweetness, hoppy, with a firm head. No aftertaste or alcohol flavor. Excellent smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Starts off smooth and sweet, just a little pilsner sweetness. Turns to esters quickly, breaking in with fruitiness. Finishes clean and smooth with just a little of the citrus flavors hanging on. Turns very dry in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KornDogg (525) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Fruity pear aroma. Tall frothy, lasting head. Flavor is sweet with hints of fruit, yeast and candied malts. Very light, sweet finish. Alcohol content is well hidden in this Blonde Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
20/VII/13 - 33cl bottle from the Augustiner abbey (Gent) @ home - BB: 20/VI/13, release date: X/2011 (2013-655) Thanks to Yuang for the bottle(s)!

Clear orange beer, big creamy yellowish head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: grains, bit metallic, grassy hops, sweet, sugary, banana, candy. MF: lots of carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: ltos of banana, citrus, grassy hops, bit metallic, bit sweet, fruity, sugary, spices. Aftertaste: nice bitterness, (over)ripe banana, almonds, bit sugary. Was very surprised at how good this beer actually was. Probably the ageing has something to do with it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (273) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
A german pils smell with a bit of sweet maybe banana smell. Almost a banana bread kinda smell. The beer is a cloudy blonde color with a white head. A nice chewy bisciuty yeasty slightly bitter slightly sweet beer. Its a medium heavy body with a bit of banana nut flavor. Heavy in carbonation like it should be.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottled 8/2012. Opened 8/2013 Poured a finger of foamy head on a almost clear, medium straw colored body. Looks great. The aroma is mild overall. Slight dry grain and fruit smell. The taste has a mild bitterness and a touch of apple with some fizzy texture. No real depth. The carbonation is moderate with a crisp body. A bit of a disappointment. A nice fizzy drink but no real flavor to aroma.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigalittlea (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Dated 4/12, so it’s been aged. Pours a crystal clear gold. Carbonation is evident, maybe a little too high for blondes. Then again, maybe I shouldn’t "cellar" my beers at 80 degrees. Mild, sweet aroma of tree fruit (pears? apples?) with a watermelon-y bubblegum. No hop aroma at all, just pure belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is light, silk. Not as dry as I’d expect given the carbonation. Taste is very typical belgian. Starts with a banana bread sweetness, switches to kind of a tart apple and finishes with peppery spice. Mine may have been a bit more "interesting" since it’d been in the high 70’s for about 3 months, but overall really loved this beer. Probably going to grab a bunch from my shop and store em at different temps, see what happens.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3296) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 11.2oz ($4.50): Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is bubblegum, citrus, and yeast. Taste is sweet. Almost no bitterness. Tastes like European candy. Some sugary aftertaste. It is ok, but seems like a big too sugary for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ectuohy27 (548) - ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2013
Solidly good, with all the usual spice, balance, etc of a Belgian ale, but TBH it’s a bit overly yeasty and even a tad overly carbonated--neither element is appropriately smoothed out--compared to the competition; not legendary, then, and certainly not worth the outrageous price


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