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

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RATINGS: 30   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 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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1743) - 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 (2280) - 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 (11387) - 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 (3813) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - OCT 29, 2012
750ml C&C picked up at the state store
Appearance: Hazy golden with a medium sized off-white head and light lacing
Aroma: Caramel, Belgian yeast, spices and fruity
Taste: Belgian yeast, candy and sweet caramel
OK.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (756) - USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pilsner malt, spicy phenols from yeast, moderate-high hop aroma. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2012
750 thanks to Craig. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A sweet fruity light hop nose. A sweet lemon and caramel mix, light floral hops. A peppery bite.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4310) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours a bright golden color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty with some light fruits and mild hops. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness with a mild citrus hop bitterness and a yeasty dry finish. Medium in body with generous carbonation which leaves a pleasant sensation on the palate. A nicely done beer for the style and would probably keep many coming back for more including myself.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2012
This one kind of grew on me. At first, it seemed rather bland, even a bit boozy (even at just 7%). As it warmed, I started to get a good deal of nice yeasty , bubblegum and banana, some other subtle yeasty, fruity aromas and flavors. Some piney, woody hop notes, as well. Plus, of course, a bonus appearance point for the cool label.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gription79 (2293) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. The aroma is fruity, yeasty, some floral, herbal notes. The flavors are bland, some fruity/floral hops, subtle malt note.Super dry finish and a thin body.


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