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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!

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flywatt (24) - East Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2013
Pour leaves a hazy unfiltered look. Pour doesnít really settle well. Oily texture with sweet flavor. The appearance was offputting. Found it difficult to get past all the "floaties" in my mug. Overall, the taste was okay. Good beer, but didnít quite make my recommended list.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madchemist83 (83) - USA - NOV 17, 2014
Aromas of coriander, belgian yeast funk and green tea. Pours cloudy golden with huge white head that just stays .. forever. Taste is a classic Belgian. Yeast forward with noble hops and high abv masked well. High carbonation attenuates taste. For 2.98 ... canít beat that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2014
Belgian ale introduced in 2009 and intended for export to the U.S., with a snow white, sticky head and orangey golden blonde colour. Aroma of citrus peel, bitter honey, unripe peach, vanilla, green hops, apple. Fresh fruity onset, applish, dried apricot, subtle citrus freshness, hint of vanilla, malt sweet backbone and floral hop bitterness in the finish. Better than most of the beers this brewery sells on the home market!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
750ml bottle - Just a few steps better than the last Beligan I had before this, Iím usually not a huge, huge fan of tripelís and harsh, biting tripelís like this usually donít chage that. Aroma is winey, crackers, bready with some white grape juice and alcohol. Slighly phenolic as well. The carbonation seems to amplify the spicy character of this beer, and Iíve never been a fan of that particular flavor profile/mouthfeel combo. Citrusy, honeyish, burnt crackers and alcohol also show up. Decent, but Iím not really a fan of this Steenberge line-up of beers and....meh....pass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frothmeister (587) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
750ml bottle. In the cellar for two years. Pours a clear gold with an off-white head. Honey, tart apple, caramel, light sultana raisin, and bready notes on the nose. Sweet with bitter mineral hops, candied fruit, sultana raisins, light orange peel, and light cognac-like notes that heads into dark bread notes, dried fruit, bitter hops that donít quite synch up well with the sweetness, and a light clove note that lingers well into the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Eh. Not my favorite tripel. A little on the muddled and sweet side of things. Nothing unpleasant but not nearly enough to take notice og in the style. Slight honey and cereal, and light belgian spice and a hint of twang."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5564-20130701] Bottle. Mild yeasty aroma. Slightly hazy, brown orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Fruity yeast flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14 3.4

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
750 ml bottle from LCBO(?), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Cloudy golden with a very full, rocky white head, good lacing. Aroma: Quite boozy, stings a bit, fairly spunky citrus, some esters, somewhat spicy, I get a little diacetyl (I think...), moderate light malt character, sweet-smelling. Palate: Medium+ body with fairly full effervescence, somewhat creamy. Flav.: Strong alcohol, spicy, fairly estery, too much booze, stings, diacetyl comes though (I think...), light maltiness; off dry with low bitterness and a LOT of alcohol, finishes with some spiciness and esters and piles more alcohol.

WAY too boozy. Decent aromas/flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tacfarinas (1) - USA - MAY 8, 2014 does not count
Nose: smells like outright piss, nothing outstanding about the odor. Mouth: tastes like a generic domestic citric beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1348) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Really like this one. Has a nice sweetness that makes itself known without ever being overbearing. Surprisingly substantial maltiness too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Wow, this beer is gross. Flavor-full, aromatic, and gross. A mix of banana and clove. The mouthfeel is a little syrupy, which accentuates the sweetness and reminds me a little of morning breath. Maybe if you love banana and clove you might not hate this beer, but that is the best I can say about it.


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