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


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RATINGS: 247   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.

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Witches' Brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
Draught @ ZBF 2009, St.-Niklaas, Belgium.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, apricot - mango, citrus, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090307]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Sampled at Zythos 2009. Clear gold, thin ivory head. Sticky sweet tripel/eurotpean strong lager, with a Belgian yeast giving it some subtle esters. Bit of heat and white pepper on finish. Bit hot on the alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13912) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2009
Draught at ZBF09. Clove and coriander aroma. Hazy yellow colour. Big stable creamy white head. The flavour is sweet with a rough pepper note. Some spice as well, mostly clove. Rough bitterness in the finish. Rough finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (12039) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (11822) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2009
750ml bottle. Large white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, bubblegum, yeast, clove, some turpentine. Taste is moderately sweet, alcohol, yeast, some orange, alcohol astringency. Medium body, some effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11796) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11518) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 3, 2011
Voluminös hefiger Antrunk, typisch belgisch wirkend. Etwas alkoholisch, süffig, süßlich und wenig kräuterartig. Zum Ende hefig und ausklingend aromatisch mit süß-saurer Note. 12/9/10/8//9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11358) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle from Ray Henderson. Poured clear dark golden color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium complex sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Tap @ ZBF 2009.
Pours clear golden with a slight green hue. A nice, frothy, white head on top. Aroma has notes of brett and some soft, sweet wheat. Fat mouthfeel, but still with a rather lively carbonation. Sweet flavour, some good wheat. Heavy vinoiusness, but never reaching alcoholic. The sweet wheat it wonderfully balances by both the alcohol and a sharp, zesty lemon note. Lovely, balanced and elegant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010

Name: Witches’ Brew
Date: December 28, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Rare Beer Club
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, candy malt sweetness, spicy hops and phenols
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing spicyness, touch of sweet candy, light earthy bitterness, long spicy finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

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