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

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With its 7.0% alcohol by volume, Vampire Pale Ale is somewhat higher in alcohol content than regular ales, but itís 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (4266) - 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. Itís 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 (145) - 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 (7551) - 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 (2087) - 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 (1723) - 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 wonít have again.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1951) - 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; itís sweet, spicy, savory, grainy, clovey. Mouthfeel is foamy with high carbonation. It has its flaws, but overall this isnít too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2546) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12449) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy gold with a 4 finger foamy white head. Aroma is primarily yeast/spice. Quite a bit of various fruit esters. Bubble gum through tropical fruit. Med body or better. Flavor matches the aroma. Itís complex in a light fruity way. Definitely Belgian ale!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4156) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2012
750 ml. Lightly hazy orange-amber with a huge meringue of foam. Aromas of resin, toffee, light orange zest and banana. Taste is sourish orange, earthy toffee, resiny wood, spicy banana, pepper, and a flash of metal every now and again. Light body is too frothy for my tastes, but well balanced by a moderately bitter, pithy finish. Lots of complexity of flavors, but they just donít quite mesh for me.


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