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Brewed at Brouwerij Van Steenberge

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Wetteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This is a triple brewed with water, barley, wheat, hop, yeast and spices.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dalivio (1) - Wetteren, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2006 does not count
Lekker kruidig bier, best heel koud gedronken. Mooi te schenken in eigenzinnig glas. Mooie lange houdbare schuimkraag. Aanrader als je in de streek van Wetteren bent !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4654) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2006
Light golden with a huge white head, leaving lacing. Sweet aroma with tons of coriander, good spiciness. Sweet maltiness throughout with a lot of spices including coriander and orange zest. Some yeastiness.Fizzy. Branded as a trippel, though more like an over-spiced hoog-blond. Enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
Cloudy orange beer with a big foamy white head. Fruity aroma with a clear yeasty note and a quite sharp alcohol touch. Spicy peppery flavor with notes of fruit and yeast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Yeasty nose with hints of apples and other fruits. Slightn hazy yellow body, with a big white whipped head. Yeasty and quite fruity flavor, some alcoghol is detecteable. Quite fizzy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2005
33 cl bottle. Hazy amber with the hugest and most puffiest, creamy, eggwhitle-like head, I have seen since last time I drank a Duvel - beautiful!. Sweet fruity aroma with hints of green apple, pineapple and some funkiness in the background. The very hard carbonation makes this beer hard to drink - I know it is to style, I just do not think it is pleasant. When the Co2 at last leaves your tongue, you are left with some pretty complex estery flavors, dominated by the a sweet malt backbone. Low on phenols. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Very unclear, pale almost greyish colour. Huge, dense and very pretty head. Has some of the same perfumy notes as found in most witbiers - must be the coriander - with some vague, underlying tartness. According to my label this also contains oats - unmalted? 080998

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2005
Bottle Pale, yellow body. White, frothy head. Fully diminishing. Spare lace. Hops and yoghurt in the nose. Moderately bitter initial flavour. Heavily bitter finish. Way too alcoholic. Fully bodied, like it has a much higher ABV.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 33 cl bottle, bottled March 07. Beautiful brassy colour. Otherwise, the appearance is not much appealing with is clear and almost bubbleless body and a weak head. Sweetish aroma hinting fresh bread, yeast and bananas. Bittersweet taste revealing slightly burned malts and a quite strong note of coriander. I believe a ’Belgian Ale’ would be a better description.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2007 (Bottled) Clear golden (opaque orange with yeast) with a large, cloudy head. Slightly spicy aroma with aromatic hops, floral perfume and caramel. Quite acidic, pretty malty and grainy, floral-hoppy flavor with toffee hints. A quite acidic, but pleasantly perfumy brew. (Bottled, rated 9.5.2004, was 6-4-7-4-14=3.5) Hazy yellow-orangeish color with lots of slowly descending yeast and a medium, white head. Dry, sour, yeasty, hoppy and wineous aroma. Sourish and wineous, dry apple flavor. Thick, dry and oily, medium to full-bodied palate with balanced carbonation. A tasty, dry tripel - also for Cantillon fans.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2004
<P>(I’m pretty sure this beer is brewed at Van Steenberge, not in Wetteren)</P> <P> Pale yellow - orange; very creamy snow-white head, collapsing. Fresh plantshoots (luzerne,...) nose, white candi sugar - and (I’m sorry!) pickles. Roasted caramel taste, liquorice, lots of malt, pale and cookie. Some sweetness, just a touch of acidity from the heavy carbonation. Retronasal there’s some burnt malt bitterness. Dry, (typical candi-sugar dryness), bit of "cobwebs", as they’re called here. Medium bodied. Not a bad beer. Just another Belgian "strong" ale, nothing outrageous. And THAT’s what I want... </P>


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