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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Enjoy this bottle conditioned blond triple living ale. Its pleasant hoppyness is masterly balanced with a soft round and joyous sweetness, enveloped in a radiating glow.

It will put a spell on you!

Witches' Brew


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (928) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Really like this one. Has a nice sweetness that makes itself known without ever being overbearing. Surprisingly substantial maltiness too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
davidajensen (201) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Wow, this beer is gross. Flavor-full, aromatic, and gross. A mix of banana and clove. The mouthfeel is a little syrupy, which accentuates the sweetness and reminds me a little of morning breath. Maybe if you love banana and clove you might not hate this beer, but that is the best I can say about it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5929) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2013
750. Thanks T! Pours a cloudy pale toffeeish gold with a towering sudsy, fizzy platinum blond head. Bright sweet nose, candi sugar, powdered sugar, green apple. Creamy, fizzy medium body. A bit cloying, heavy sugars, light apple in the background, not much acidic balance. Long acetic sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (3906) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Sweet, vanilla, ladyfinger cake aroma. Wine bottle-style 750 mL, OK label. Honey gold, misty beer, big fluffy eggshell head. Respectable balance - ABV apparent, but well masked. Medium body, slightly brothy, effervescent and warming. Lightly sweet,lightly bittered, a bit biscuity, very lightly spicy. I enjoyed this. On sale, ABC Bull Run.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7004) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2013
750 mL bottle. Poured clear, bright golden with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up sweet banana and vanilla with accents of cloves and nutmeg.. peppery alcohol warmth rose as it warmed. The flavor found white pepper and cloves laced throughout.. sweet banana, vanilla, and a kiss of honey supported.. tangy, sugary, and warm on the long finish. Medium-plus bodied with heavy, creamy carbonation.. I enjoyed the mouthfeel.. overall a solid, but not spectacular brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle. This is burnt sugars, caramel, toffee, sweet and fruity. This is not terrible, but not very exciting. Sweet and syrupy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pretty good golden ale, bomber, gold pour white head very sweet and easy to drink, nice one

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
(bottle) clear light amber colour with a small white head; aromas of champagne, spice; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish; quite decent

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (234) - Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
750 2012-Hay, Fruit and phenolic pours a golden orange with a frothy head. Nice sweetness good mouthfeel. This is some tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters showing a slightly hazed, light, orangy gold color, a nice layer of soft white froth, and web-like lacing. The nose was estery as lemon & apple, sweet, with hints of yeast & spice. Lively effervescence and a slightly earthy hop bitterness helped maximize these notes, and the general flavor impression. Fairly hidden, but well integrated alcohol.


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