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

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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With its 7.0% alcohol by volume, Vampire Pale Ale is somewhat higher in alcohol content than regular ales, but it’s not overpowering like the name might suggest. Instead its alluring color and aroma envelop the ever-present hops and fruity esters that leads you craving for more and more. Like all living ales, Vampire Pale Ale will continue to improve with age.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2541) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
750ml brown bottle, corked. Pours golden and mostly clear. Thin soapy head on top, white in colour. Nose has belgian yeast, some sweet malt/carmel, bread. Taste has grains, light bread, yeasty end with some mineral notes. Low bitterness, aftertaste is lightly malty with light yeast. Overall a light and dry Belgian pale ale, drinkable but not demanding or complex in any way.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Smitty. Clear medium gold, bubbly white head that leaves an early ring of lace. Aroma is light cooked pineapple and sweet malt. The palate is the same, with lower sweetness/sugar than expected, which I appreciate. A fairly plain and simple Belgian blonde, but there’s nothing wrong with that sometimes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3306) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a pale cloudy gold with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and caramel. Taste is ripe fruit, yeast, caramel, and spice. Decent enough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
This ale has fruity/estery aromas with a slight herbal hoppiness. The flavors is much of the same slight fruity and caramel notes with more herbal/floral hops. The finish is dry and slightly yeasty. It’s okay, Your friends will like the bottle more than your tongue will like what inside.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RyanE (143) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
Cloudy, brown/yellow pour. Big frothy head. Earthy, Belgian style aromas. Hints of banana and apricot. Somewhat sweet, a bit of metalic flavor. Dried fruit and figs. Too carbonated for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy blonde with a huge foamy white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a nice Belgian yeast presence and a carbonated finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
pours a clear pale amber with a large white bubbly head, very carbonated, and some lacing. smell is of caramel, malt, a touch of spice, citrus, and some hops. taste is fizzy, slightly tart, some sweet fruits, caramel, hops, a little metallic, and citrus. ends a little dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1471) - Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2012
750 ml. bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours pale golden with a huge fluffy white head and some lace. Aroma is sweet malt, floral. The taste is the same, kind of beery. Body is thin and watery, carbonation is high. Overall good, kind of boring, thin, probably won’t have again.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1676) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle. I meant to drink this on Halloween. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a large cream-colored soapy head with excellent retention; leaves a little lace. Aroma is mostly faint, but it has fruity esters, mineral/metal, unclean. Taste has a nice Belgian yeast character; it’s sweet, spicy, savory, grainy, clovey. Mouthfeel is foamy with high carbonation. It has its flaws, but overall this isn’t too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
deep blonde, big fluffy head. Light oxidation and ripe fruity aroma. Melons and sweet malts. Medium light body decent yeasty ester character, with a rather sweetish finish. Moderate to light bitterness and late hopping of a similar intensity


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