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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7303) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (705) - CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Pours slightly hazy page gold with a three fingers of loose ivory head, good retention and lacing. (3/5) Nose is Belgian yeast, lemon, apples and pears, pale malt, light pepper. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering dry finish. (4/5) A fairly middle-of-the-pack BPA. Decent fruitiness, but not entirely clean - there’s a little brown apple in there, but not bad overall. (14/20)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3092) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2015
750 ml bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor, purchased 16 months ago. Orange and clear appearance with active carbonation and a quickly diminishing white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, spicy clove, banana, fruity esters, herbs and light peppery spice. Similar flavor. Medium body with ample carbonation and a pleasant mouth feel experience. This one held up pretty well and was much better than expected.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (731) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Clear golden pour with a fizzy white head. Flavours include belgian yeast, wine, bitter hops, lemon, lemon zest, and maybe some minor hints of banana and other fruits. Very interesting pale ale!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
champagne beer. Grain and some candy in the aromas; good balance in the taste, with long length.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit, caramel and had a hint of banana. Flavor of belgium yeast, sweet malts, caramel, fruit and had a touch of lemon.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle, orang pour, white head, nose is sweet, taste is sweet, bananas sugar plums Yum

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10882) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear oorange with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, yeast and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, fruitiness and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lingering fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fishonmyplane (500) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Light golden color with a tall frothy head. Plenty of fruity esters, hints of banana and Belgian yeast. Low hop level. Similar to a Duvel-style Belgian golden ale, but with less character. Thin in the palate, refreshing, pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7022) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle - Fruity and banana esters. Cloudy gold with a thin head. Lemon, honey, fruity esters, very high carbonation and yeasty finish. A decent Belgian.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle: Slightly hazed gold with a lively white head. Moderately spiced...coriander, honey aroma. Slightly dusty feel...ethereal....lemon/citrus flavor. Very good.


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