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St. Stefanus Grand Cru

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


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bontus (665) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
75cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow, big white head. Malty overall, quite sweet and yeasty. Not bad persé but not refreshing in any way either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (534) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Big bottle from Surdyk’s. Cellar release 11-2012. Consumed during Match Madness with commonshawn. Champagne like appearance with significant effervescence. Golden with a half finger of head. Aroma is Belgian yeast and slight sweetness. Minimal. Mouthfeel is bubbly and tangy. Taste has citrus, spice notes, and alcohol elements...maybe a little metallic. Belgian yeast once again. Reminds me of a tripel but a thinner body. A nice overall drinking experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (535) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Big bottle from surdyks with commonmac. Cellar release Nov 2012. Gold with very bubbly white head. Champagne effervescence. Tripel type nose. Crisp and light yeast. Spice, slight banana, Belgian yeast, pleasant grassiness. Very bubbly. Nice afternoon beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (165) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2015
This kind of is the Augustijn Grand Cru, but in a different bottle for the American market. Dense foam, amber colour, nice and smooth drink. But nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (800) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Cellar release date of 10/2012, 2 years old. Pours very slightly hazy golden color, with a 1-finger off-white head. Moderate bubbling along the wall of the glass. Crisp, fruity aroma, with a light yeasty note. Body is medium-to-full, and just a touch syrupy. Crisp, with a dry finish. Earthy yeast flavor lies beneath a crisp, fruity flavor that was reminiscent of apple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2450) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a five-finger cream head that lasts forever leaving a very good lace. Crystal clear pale amber color. Very good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet grass & lemon nose and flavor is tart fruit, spicy, slightly tart finish. Bottled 10-2012, $11.99 for a caged & corked 750ml bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (865) - Nantes, FRANCE - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle at home. Cloudy Orange color with a foamy white head. Medium to full body and strong carbonation. Belgian yeast well balanced with a quite bitter and long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2879) - 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 (2542) - 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 (798) - - 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

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