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


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RATINGS: 1368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 Stephens 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2008
This beer pours dark yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is light banana and yeast. Flavor has no character, it is kinda weak with light bananas and alcohol. Not an unpleasant beer but nothing great either. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1643) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2008
had this beer during happy hour at SharpEdge creekhouse, half price Belgians. hazy Blond, not much head, drank smoot with a little spice. A nice belgian type with clean finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2383) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2010 Pours cloudy honey with a few small particulates, and a tall, chunky, cream colored head that lasts and leaves really nice, chunky, thick lacing. Aroma of yeast, faint fruit cake (mostly the little candied fruit things in fruit cake), citrus, sweet floral notes, and dry grainy, grassy notes. Flavor is floral hops, spicy yeasty, sweet grain, a touch of pine and a grassy, dusty and yeasty finish that has a faint, but sharp note of sulpher. Banana oil and light metallic notes come out as it gets warmer. Light to medium bodied with a creamy entry, slick middle punctuated by a light, sharp carbonation that becomes a little overly prevalent by the finish. Nice brew

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2008
330ml Smells like banana’s and yeast, pours golden with a large white head. Sweet and spice, with a tarty-sweet lasting finish. Dry on the palate. Not bad, but nothing spectaular. Very drinkable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle: Pours cloudy copper/gold with a massive head with a life of its own. Banana and clove aroma. Initial taste is smooth, heavily carbonated with yeast and banana notes. Then the taste becomes dry followed by a savory semi-sweet aftertaste. The taste of the beer is subtly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3686) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
12 ounce bottle from a mixed 6 pack purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Spicy, banana-clove like estery yeast aroma. Some light sweetness also lingers in the nose. Pretty quaffable. Mildly hazy honey-golden body with a massive massive, white head that actually dissipated pretty quickly. A pretty spicy hop start that becomes a bit earthy in the middle. More bitter spiciness before a pretty dry finish that is moderate in length. Some banana esters make a presence as well. Pretty light and pretty dry. A bit different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 1, 2008
thx 4 great tasting Kimjohansen, formely known as Beljohansen :-) amber beer, no head, notes of yeast, malt, fruit. sweet and sour taste, short aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2008
This beer is OK, but seems to be a bot watery for a triple. Slight sweetness, hint of Orange and grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BritAlesRule (216) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2008
A nice hazy gold color and lasting head that laces nicely, if thats your thing. Notes of sharp spicy fruit on the nose. Banana and light fruits dominate on first sip with a delightfully fruity linger on the tongue. A medium-light yeasty body thats not too bready and actually refreshing. I sense some woodyness too. 8% alcohol was completely hidden. Not the most complex, but would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (9465) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2008
Bottle. High fluffy and lasting white head. Hazy amber body. Strong fruity apple pear peaches banana aroma. Relatively hoppy and carbonated flavor with fruity and spicy notes. Long sweet aftertaste.

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