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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1692) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9536) - 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 (415) - 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 (3054) - 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 (3458) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Musty barley malt aroma. Clear copper with a large, quickly dissipating white head. Fruity bready malt flavor with a hint of hop bittering in the finish, and some light alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7379) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Musty lemon, coriander, and malt aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Lightly dusty/yeasty lemon malt flavor. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden with a a bubbly white head that foams up quite a bit. Aroma is that of white grape juice, some yeasty dough. Flavor is unimpressive and dull with some tired white grape accents, some light lemony notes, a touch of yeast and raw dough. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it. This has been sitting on the shelf for several months - finally went on sale at $7.99 - glad I waited.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3554) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours the color of apple juice with half foam, like a belgian pale ale, that settles to a film quickly. The aroma is gummy. The bite is forward and fizzy. The taste is belgian yeast and fizzy champagne-like pale malt. It doesnt taste alchy, but the bite makes up for this.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rxeight (1232) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2013
A vile, reprehensible display. Didnt get as much blood sucking vampire as i did blood sucking lawyer.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel, bit of fruit. Taste is about the same. You’d have to pay me $300,000 to drink another bottle of this.


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