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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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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


3.4
   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

3.8
   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

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
(750ml bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium fizzy head. Aroma of apple, mustiness, husky, yeast, celery, and earthiness. Flavor of spicy yeast, candi sugar, cracker, and tea leaves.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Pours a hazy golden. Aroma is sweet, wheaty and rich. Flavor is full. A bit spicy, actually. Nice citrus-wheaty flavor. Complex, full and good. VERY solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Lightly hazy golden in color with a medium-large off white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, light banana, apple, with some sweet pale malts. Taste: Estery with apple and light banana, sweet and full bodied with a pale malt and honey sweetness, with a touch of spice and a very light hop bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Gold in color, very slight haze and a big, fizzy white head. Aroma of yeast and sweet malt with a floral note or two. Flavor is malt sweetness with the ubiquitous Belgian yeast and a touch of citrus zest. Very active carbonation. Nice lacing. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear dark yellow with a rocky white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -grain, hay, straw, meal-, average hops -flowers, perfume-, heavy yeast -horse blanket, barnyard- with notes of grape, apple, and pear. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle back from Nashville a while back. Pours clear yellow orange with a big white sculptural fizzy head. Candy orange aroma with a bit of belgian yeast funk. Decent malt body with some sourness in there. Hops are nice, grassy and the finish is a bit sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GodOfThunder (1244) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Aroma is full of grain and some corriander. Taste is grainy malts with some yeast, pear and herbal flavors. Overall, I am not that impressed with this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2008
750 ML Bottle. Decent sweet citrus on the nose along with some spice. Golden body with good white head and livly carbinated bubble action in the glass. Flaor has some citrus but the malt is somewhat more dominate along with the spices. A filling brew time for a nap.


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