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

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RATINGS: 1359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (9215) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2008
pours a cloudy golden-orangeish colour, with a large thick white head, beautiful lacing, which is like a 3D spiderweb like sticky resinous foam. A sharpe taste of alcohol, aromas of apricots, potatoe chips, and celery. flavors of wheat coriander, spice and couscous.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 9, 2008
06/06 0.33 l bottle @ Hopdevil, Zagreb, which poured clear golden body with medium head. Weak yeasty aroma, not quite impressive. Sweetish flavor, peaches and orange but also bitter from hops that add spice notes. Good, but relatively simple which I would prefer its not. Alcohol is not felt at all. Finish is bittersweet, fruity, everything as it could be concluded. Good beer, but expected even better for I like tripels.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy orange gold, with a big, thick, foamy white head. Smells of some syrupy malts, funked out orange citrus, and Belgian candy sugar. It was heavy on the carbonation, almost a bit too much. The flavor was smoother than I expected, with a light hint of citrus and bit of caramel malt characters. Not as syrupy on the mouthfeel as I was expecting. The overcarbonation took a bit away from the experience though.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2008
From State Line Liquors- poured a tad hazy orange with large foam head, lively carbonation when opening. Good lacing with some spice and citrus on the nose and into the pallet. Malt hop thin citrus like blend with some sweetness. Finishes dry but seemed to smooth out when the Ale warmed a bit. I have had several belgians that so far seemed to all share this similar body and texture. Good but nothing really standing out.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Presentation: Poured from a 330ml/11.2oz bottle in to a tulip glass. It has a soft and hazy orange amber color with an outstanding, huge white head. It is thick and foamy with stiff rocky peaks that last forever. The aroma is fruity with spice and yeast. There are some light hints of alcohol and hops in the background as well. the flavor is well balanced with earthy yeast, smooth spices and fruity notes of apple and pear, maybe even a hint of pineapple and sour orange peal. The malts are grainy and doughy and there is a mild hops presence that adds some light bitterness. All of this is wrapped up in a medium body with a lively carbonation. The 8% abv. is well hidden and the finish is fairly dry. This is a very well done tripel.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Looks like unfiltered apple juice with a large white head, aroma is strangely of apples and alcohol, flavor is malty with fruity, not very good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2008
V - vibrant head that dies rather quickly with some random lace. light orange color A - yeasty with some banana spice and other light fruits T - alcohol more noticeable P - nice balance on carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Pours a nice golden yellow color with a foamy white head. Aroma is bananas and bread. Taste is very spicy and bitter. Nice carbonation with a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
masto (77) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2008
Hazy orange with very nice head. Yeasty banana aroma. The flavor is hot spicy fruits with yeast and a sour finish. Well-carbonated. Drinkable, but not really distinctive.


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