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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Single brown, wine-looking, bottle from the LCBO with a cork and cage. Pours a shinning golden colour with a big soapy head that fizzes away slowly and gives a bit of foam lacing. Mild aromas of spices (cloves, coriander), Belgian Ale yeast, apples and light citrus (oranges mostly). Smooth mouthfeel with a nice balance between oily and creamy. No burning at all and just slight warming. The taste is pretty fruity at first, but does calm down with time. Citrus, apples with the spices and nicely balanced bitterness, which creates a little dryness. Maybe not a full Tripel, but has a lot of the guts of one. A decent brew from the cauldron.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle: Poured a hazy bright golden color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of fruity ester with peppery yeast and sweet Belgian style malt notes are quite nice. Taste is a mix between some fruity ester and peppery yeast with some rustic Belgian malt notes with light residual candi sugar notes. Body is fuller then average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed and enjoyable without re-writing the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3586) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Smells like lots of florals. Good Belgian blonde verging on triple. Pours cloudy blond with good head and lacing on the creamy bleached side. Floral hops, slightly sour malt. 750 ml bottle.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (852) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
This has sentimental value as my husband and I drank it on our first wedding anniversary- which was before we were rating. Its not available in our area, so we bought it when we ran across it on vacation. Bottle. Hazy honey color with frothy cream head and generous lacing. The aroma reminds me partly of wine and partly of bread and maybe a little of hard candy. Very sweet. Whew a little too sweet for my current tastes- though I remember us both liking it before. Oh, wait, there is a tinge of hop at the end.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopTsing (403) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
From the bottle poured a lovely golden brew with a huge, fluffy head. Aromas of malt and vanilla. Medium bodied with a rich, malty, vanilla flavor with a little hop finish at the end tha lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange with a fine white head. Aroma: Very hoppy and dry. Some notes of cloves and orange. Palate: Foamy, fizzy, astringent, oily, long finish. Taste: slightly sweet in the start, quickly moves to a very strong dry bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2249) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours a light golden with a big fizzy white head. Aroma is grassy grains with lemon, citrus and light hops. Taste is a dry profile with light yeast and grass malt. Light lemon and citrus with a mild hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2243) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a fully clouded golden colour with puffy lasting white head. Aroma is pear, wheat, citrus and gentle spice. Flavour has wheaty malt, pear, lemon and light spice. Active, fine carbonation. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (551) - - JAN 13, 2013
No comments entered on Beer Buddy. Will enter tasting notes on Rate Beer when I try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
degbert (1061) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold-peach with a very sticky, very lacy, creamy head. Nose is white grape. Very sweet and fruity, with a bitter smoky undertone; the finish is very unpleasant. I just don’t care for this.


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