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St. Stefanus Grand Cru

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


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2014
Augustijn Grand Cru derivative, made for the augustine monks in Ghent since 2012, when I tasted this from a 75 cl bottle at the Horeca Expo of Ghent. Thick, cream white head, misty golden blonde colour. Fruity aroma, spiciness, banana, yeast, orange peel, white candi sugar, hint of champagne. Rounded fruity palate with light spicy hints, sweetish, grainy and pale malts, a bit toasted, yeasty, not without complexity, with an mild herbal hop bitterishness in the finish along with warming alcohol. Enjoyable, like the regular version, or at least better than what I normally expect from Van Steenberge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2280) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, spice, malts and fruit. Taste is malts, yeast and spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (225) - - JUL 2, 2014
75cl fles via Être Gourmet. Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uiterlijk: goudkleurig bier met witte luchtige schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: Fruitig, bittertje, zuurtje. Smaakte muf in het begin. Conclusie: lekkere grand cru ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4672) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
Bottle: Served in a taster: Medium sized white foamy head on top of a cloudy yellow orange colored beer. Aromas of fruits, yeast, carbo sulphur, hops, herbs, some malts. Flavours of peach, cardboard, iron, yeast, some malts, bitters, hops, herbs and some grapes. Aftertaste is a warm mix of fruits, malts, bitters and herbs. Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller bodied and a creamy warm texture. Quite crispy. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1518) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Gental nose of Belgian yeast, corriander, citrus and suggestions of sugary sweetness. There was also an initial hint of funk, which rapidly dissipated. A hazy, glowing amber pour with a short lived off-white head and moderate lacing. The palate is wrapped in flowers, mild sweetness, Belgian yeast, and spice. Crisp dry finish. Medium body and crisp carbonation. In conclusion, a respectable Grand Cru.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1559) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Slightly hazy golden color. Nose of minty hops, booze, golden malt, and light fruity citrus/banana. Flavor is mild syrupy malt, booze, citrus, banana, and more of the minty/herbal hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (3554) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2013
Horeca 13 Pours very clear light blonde very small white head Smell is unintence High carbo Very high carbo Taste like a typical methode champagnoise beer , but less damn sweet . So actualy the best of that category so far

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5664) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 75cl, new brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, floral/spicy and slightly fruity/sweet, balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Very crisp clean flavor, tastes better than it smells but it is a little bland for such a big beer. Lively carbonation medium body, bright apple tart sweetness with very good balance on the back end. Pretty good and extremely clean for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Campground Throwdown 2, 75cl bottle. Medium off-white ehad atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, Belgian yeast, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some orange, light spicy. Medium body, some effervescence.

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