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

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RATINGS: 239   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2008
75cl bottle from Willow Bend Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a slightly hazy yet mostly clear golden amber color with a one finger frothy white head that settles slowly and laces the glass. Aroma is bready and yeasty with some subtle sweet notes, hints of caramel and a touch of hoppiness. Flavor is slightly sweet and slight malty with some notes of honey, ripe fruit, hint of flowers and just a bit of phenol toward finish. Generally medium body with a sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9055) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Tasting at mcbakcus house. Ok beer. Golden color, small white head. Smell has some hops, cider, fruit, and something interesting...spices maybe. Flavor is fruity, yeast, and a very slight hop bite. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
v8powered (124) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Aroma of cereal grains and corriander, a little sweet smelling. Golden color and fairly clear. Flavors of pear, apple, and peaches mixed with alcohol and herb flavors. A little bit of banana and vanilla flavors mixed with grassy herb flavors. Not much hoppiness at all. Light head and carbonation. Overall, pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Pours golden with high clarity and thin white head giving the appearance of carbonated apple juice. Aromas of straw and barnyard funk with a mild citrus hop bouquet. Big yeasty flavors followed by alcohol heat and mildly sweet pear in the middle finishing with an Orval like astringency. Good, medium body. Not a bad mix of a Belgian Golden and a Tripel. Aroma hay, citrus, barnyard, app golden, clear, white foam,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Deep golden color pour with a big creamy head. Aroma of light fruit, malt, spicy hops and yeast. Flavor is sweet and fruity, most notably peaches, apples and citrus. Finishes with a slightly bitter hop bite and a hit of alcohol. Creamy, well carbonated on the palate. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CafeeOndineke (35) - Melle, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2008 75cl bottle, golden color, with nice head. A triple’s name worth!..Hoppy with wellbalanced sweetness. Very warm beer! Dangerous(for me).. ;-)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10970) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle corked & caged from Natomas BevMo. Orange tinged golden color with a two finger white head. Aromas of pale malt, citrus, light stone fruits, and mild yeast. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet malt, light fruit, mild spicey hop - grassy? Each mouthful starts a bit sweet, but it reduces towards moderate astringency or bitter. Perhaps tilted a bit towards a tripel. The alcohol is not noticeable, except in my brain. Not a waste of money - it’s a pretty good ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2008
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, honey, light fruittiness and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, honey, light pine, light fruittiness and a hint of spice with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Pours hazy gold with a huge white head. Thick lacing. Apples, honey, musty yeast, bananas, and soap in the nose. Super-sweet to the point it became too much. Honey, saaz, grain, sugar, banana, fruit, and more sugary sweetness. Good in moderation. Find a couple people to drink the 750 ml bottle with.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2008
A superb pour complete with tall rising froth that lingers leaving textbook lacing. Aromas are strong with banana gum and tropicals. Full nectar with ample residual effers. The texture is pillow soft. Strong flavors with a moderate sweetness factored in. A huge malty backbone accompanied by a defined peachpit hop presence creates a sort of balance but this brew is so rich it seems impossible. Banana gum, vanilla bean, citrus, and stone fruit. The finish is bittered pleasantly. A solid brew true to it’s style.


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