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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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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


3.8
   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 (11534) - 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 (10224) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Pours with deep golden hue with a fairly large white head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is of yeast, bread, and hops. Weird spicy aroma permeating from the glass as well. Some light citrus aroma as well. Very strange taste.....Initially it is very sweet and tastes like very sweet fruits - dark fruits especially. Strange considering it is not a dark beer. Finish is acidic, spicy and lightly bitter. Medium to the palate with lively carbonation. A descent beer, but not my favorite Belgian Strong.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Poured a deep golden with a intantly dissapeering white fizzy head. Big yeaty aroma with little other belgian charecteritics, some spice. Flavor is actually a bit creamy at first then heads to a watery grave. Decent spice on the palte.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (4658) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2008
A surprisingly apply aroma, with a bit of soap. Light and bublyy, with some spice in the finish. This beer seems very tasty up front, but as you go through the beer, it doesn’t end that good.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ernest (6356) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, husks), trace hops (herbs), with notes of DMS, celery, fusel alcohol, plastic. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Hilariously bad. Smells like malt liquor. Bad malt liquor. Zero Belgian character. No head, fizzy, watery, vegetal, fusel, you name it. Undrinkable.


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