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


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RATINGS: 1379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bottle: Unfiltered
Sinds 1295 wordt Augustijn gebrouwen volgens de eewenoude traditie van de paters Augustijnen. Dit authentieke kloosterbier met nagisting op fles, zal u door zijn volle smaak en fraaie kleur keer op keer weten te verrassen.
Contract brewed since 1978 by Van Steenberge for the Augustinian monastery at Stephen’s Church in Ghent using the original yeast culture. Sold outside of Belgium as St Stefanus, after the church, to differentiate it from beers that may be made by other Augustinian communities. The monastery receives money from each sale.
Ingredients: Pale, Pilsener and Munich malts; brewing sugar; Saaz, German Hallertau; additional bittering hops.
Partially filtered after primary fermentation, then cool matured for four weeks. Filtered and then reseeded with Brett and another yeast, and warm conditioned for two weeks. Bottled and stored for a minimum three months before distribution.

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AleRider78 (1501) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2017
Pours a fairly thick foamy white head that leaves some dirty lacing. Has a slightly hazy orange appearance. Citrus and floral hop aromas, mainly oranges and mandarins. Has flavours of Belgian yeast, oranges, some sweet malts and spices in the finish. Excessive carbonation, prickly and tingling sensation. Medium bodied. Pretty good overall, nothing sensational for a Belgian brew.

realadam (155) - HUNGARY - AUG 7, 2017
No more than an avarage abbay beer, but it’s worth a try. Can’t really say more.

sebsky (389) - ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2017
330 ml bottle @home,bb 13/02/2019,cellar release 05/2017. Orange,hazy,streams of bubbles. Yeast,bread aroma. Belgian yeast taste with bread and citrus in background. This is it.

djcampbell (389) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 4, 2017
Hodně dobré belgické pivo, jedno z těch mých oblíbených. Skvělá svěží chuť, příjemné nasládlé aroma a jemná pěna.

Lowenbrau (4803) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 4, 2017
33cl bottle. many times during the early beer ages.
Pours hazy dark godl with frothy white head, Long head retention, some good lacing. Yeasty, herbal nose.Medium body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is malt forward, alcohol noticed, yeasty, belgina profiled. Classic one, a bit above than average.

oldthumper (13) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Bottle from Waitrose, as St Stefanus, served in tulip glass. Cellar release May 2017. A genuine abbey beer. Towering white head from secondary bottle fermentation. Distinctive Belgium yeasty taste intensified by swirling last bottle contents with yeast sediment into glass. Taste delivers a satisfying hop bitterness with plenty of clove-like phenolics, sweet honey and dark marmalade making up the long finish. An excellent beer but must try and keep one of these for further tasting after a 12 month ageing to see whether the Brett shines through.

Beamer (134) - Malden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2017
Ik heb de alias St Stefanus gedronken in zuid Frankrijk, was wat te koud en kwam vrij chemisch over, toen hij wat warmer werd verdween dat. Niet erg onderscheidend biertje, moutig en niet bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Hrc_Cro (632) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2017
0.33l bottle. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma of yeast, malt, banana and fruits. All very vague. Taste is sweet and little bitter. Pretty plain for belgian strong.

loscovar (824) - Principality of SEALAND, - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle as Augustijn, from la buvette à bières. I like this, it’s refined, extremely well balanced, i can feel the weigth of tradition in this beer.

FinnIckler (978) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange.Nose is banana, citrus, dms, lime. Palate is sticky banana, spicy. Harsh spicy finish. Not that smooth, to spicy. Ok.

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