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St. Stefanus Grand Cru

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


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1767) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2015
1700th rating on this website won’t be a big want... This one I had for personal reasons. Very decent brew, but I do like most of Van Steenberge brews. Nothing exceptionnal, but mostly decent to good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhunter111 (10291) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Sampled @ Zythos Bierfestival 2015
Trübe goldgelbe Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, fruchtig, getreidig. Geschmack sehr malzig, süß getreidig, unspektakuläres Bier!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (12439) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Wenig fruchtig, rund malzig, milde Herbe. Steigende Hefigkeit im Mittelteil. Gelungenes Helles. 9/9/10/9//9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34764) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 25, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Light butterish aroma. Toasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty into a mild fruity finish. Toasted and dry far finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bontus (685) - 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 (632) - 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 (633) - 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 (295) - 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 (823) - 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 (2465) - 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

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