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

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RATINGS: 175   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (887) - USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle from 2012. Appearance is cloudy yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is mildly fruity with a with a hint of banana and spice. Flavor is slight spice with a slight funkiness from the yeast. Wife: 4.2


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (249) - FRANCE - AUG 22, 2014
Bue 6 mois après la mise en bouteille. Magnifique couleur dorée, haut col de mousse blanche, relativement persistente, dentelle. Nez fruité (poire), levuré et légèrement poivré, foin. La saveur est très levurée et maltée. Forte carbonation. Sucrée.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3353) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s 200814. This is a great beer with loads of big fruity aromas and a flavour that makes the mouth sing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (3956) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose in East Cowes, but also seen it in Eastbournes Tesco Extra. Pours out in a hazy golden co,our with smooth low body and medium head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and malt. Taste of flowers, sweet Belgian yeast, mild hops, cake, bread and sweet herbs. Yeasty finsih. Typical Belgian but not a bad one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (3958) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose, East Cowes shared with McTapps. Simple belgian ale with a belgian yeast, bit of hops and butter. Slightly sweetish middle, yeasty dominance, bit of bread and cookies. Fine one with no special points to talk about. Well, the big carbo does not kill it - that is a plus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (216) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Golden blonde color. White head. Citrusy yeasty clean aroma. Lemon citrus malty and a bit tart. Hop presence. Nice clean blonde ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (471) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle - Pours hazy yellow with a bright white head. Light spice, malt and apple/pear aroma. Taste is well balanced, up front with a dry apple finish. Carbonation is lively, mouth feel is creamy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3189) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2014
330ml bottle from Tesco... something new to throw in with the big monthly shop. Pours clear golden amber, thick long-lasting white head. Aromas are Belgian yeast, hay, lemon. Taste is sweet, light lemon, too sweet though. Finish has a lingering spice, but not enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor with noce fruity esters. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3514) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 17, 2014
Blodn bodied and with heavy carbonation to make a bubbly yet pleasantly drinkable head. Aroma is typical Belgian, both in the noble hops (perhaps a bit more fresh grassy than the dusty ones often found in Belgian Ales from Belgian), malts (simple yet of good quality) an yeast (lively fruity and cheesy). Fresh enough, despite the somewhat unnecessary 7% abv. Soft start, but the bitterness towards the end makes up a bit. Overall still a bit forgettable, but that’s mostly because this is already so widely available and done well so often by the Belgian. Considering its a generic Van Steenberge-brewed blond ale... not too bad! :) (33cl bottle from Monoprix in Neuilly sur Seine)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7160) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from Tesco watching Germany Vs Argentina extra time. What a crushing disappointment the knock out phases of this tournament have been. Pours typical foggy ochre with a dense slim cap. Mad Belgian aroma mingling Prosecco and strawberries, vanilla ice cream peppered with cardamom and juniper, juicy gooseberry, Triple Sec and orange wine gum hop. Soft pillowed condition, mouth bursting with peppery juniper and gooseberry. Mellow, evocatively spiced finish with good balancing hop bitterness. Far too long since I’ve drank a beer like this. Beautiful.


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