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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom. Pours orange gold with a 4 finger creamy/bubbly white head. Aroma of banana ester and a little light malt. Med body, almost. Flavor is a little earthy with banana/yeast/spice. I think it almost deserves the appellation crisp. Certainly tasty.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (392) - 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 (16) - 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 (1220) - 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 (1747) - 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 (2356) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rotaldinho (30) - Paris, FRANCE - APR 1, 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 (4206) - 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 (3716) - 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.

4.3
   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.


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