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

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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2009
Draught Good yellowish head, with textbook lace, over metallic-golden beer with a slight verdigris shine. Hyper-typical V.S. nose with white candi sugar, esters, and some alcohol, V.S. thumbprint more clear than anything. Sweet start with drier following, fruity-estery. Well bodied and very slick, quite carbonated. It supposed to be new. As Pierlala, Meerendree,... Mind you, it’s NOT bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Pour is a slightly hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is a grassy musk with a hint of lemon. Flavor is quite impressive, nothing witchy about it, but a smooth kind of earthy ale. It starts with a rather gentle malt texture with a slight finish of lemon with mild bitterness. Certainly not a knock-you-socks-off Belgian, but it is pretty drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2009
bottle at superbowl party/tasting. poured a clear gold with a white head. aroma was citrus and fruity. flavor was citrus, spices, alcohol, and i think some corriander. light-medium body with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Bottle. Amber beer with a big off-white head. Yeasty, green apple, malt aroma with a bit of orange. Green apple, yeast, biscuity malt, and lemon flavors. Medium body. High carbonation. Green apple and yeast linger with a bit of spice and biscuit malt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle at a Superbowl party/tasting. Pours a hazy gold with white head. Aroma of apples, with a faint brett. Flavor is kinda sweet, faint brett and faint fruit. Mouthfeel is light-medium body, medium high carbonation. Overall, not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 15, 2009
A well rounded ale, similar to a trippel, but much less sweet. Grainy, biscutty backbone with the estery notes subdued, mostly being apples and pears. Great noble-spicy hop presence, and due to the carbonation quite dry and refreshing in the finish, with low to no warmth

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
cloudy bright orange, whispy white head sweet orange peel aroma, fruity hoppyness, green apple, and some nice sweetness taste is similar, fairly yeasty nice medium-body, significant carbonation

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2009
draught at Zythos beerfest 2009 Sweet bitter apple hazy yellow beer, bit sparkling on the tongue

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2356) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2009
Clear blond coloured beer with small white head and few carbonation. herby spicy aroma? Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet herby bitter. Ok, nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Found this on sale for 6 bucks for a 750, I could not pass it up! Hazy gold to amber pour with fluffy white head and thick spotty lace. Green apple aroma. Yeast, biscuit malts, hops, and apple. Slight bretty finish


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