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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%
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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1220) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Very lively pour. Overly sweet and citrusy. AN average tripel. Fun to drink, but not great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (10143) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
Orange-gold, gargantuan fizzy white head, and try as I might, I could not prevent a boatload of floculent yeast particles from accompanying the pour. This smelled sweet, like barley candy with a whiff of orange. Extremely effervescent carbonation. Flavours of sweet sugar candy, orange, peach, and yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle: Poured hazy yellow color with a huge fast forming carbonated head. The aroma is light to my nose some spice and musty. The taste is a spicy metallic and fruit, with a acidy alcohol finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/4/2007 Total Score: 3
Bottle: poured a golden amber with white head. Honey sweet hoppy aroma. The flavor was sweet syrupy honey and fruit taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Pours a muted golden color, with a slight copper hint. The beer itself is extremely carbonated, and when poured create a head similr to seltzer water that quickly dissipates. The aroma is mildly floral with some hints of honey. Flavor is extremely sweet with hints of fruit and honey and finishes with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Overall a pretty good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheLeadDog (101) - Kent, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2007
A cloudy beer with a very thick white head. Good semi-dry yeasty flavors with a hint of spice and lots of hops. Not a every day drinker but good once in a while.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Pours cloudy gold/orange with the standard Belgian head. Smell is unbelievable. Massive apricots on the nose I say - more specifically dried apricots cut open. I cant recall the last time I have caught a whiff of such a distinct flavor. Mouthfeel is extremely carbonated with loads of froth and bubbles - might be a bit too much for some. Actually I think it might be a bit too much for me. I find it hard to judge the flavors with so much fizz and bubble. Taste is somewhat mild, but smooth. I get sweet tones with some hop flavor, but not much else besides a slight citrus edge and some of that dried apricot as well. Definitely a unique brew that is worth trying again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
drank this one with gunsho and theReverend. Thanks Andy! hazy golden with a diminishing white head. aroma is complex but it isnt great. apple horse blanket light citrus...orange. sweet tart apple horse blanket bitter lemon flavor. tart apple spicy black pepper finish with bitter orange notes. medium body. lively carbonation. decent.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Choos (753) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2007
Aroma: pine, wood shavings. Appearance: cloudy yellow, fluffy head patchy lacing. Flavour: sour citrus. Palate: medium.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/18/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Murfreesboro

Hazy burnt orange, big creamy fine head, lots of tiny bubbles, slight slightly sweet spicy malt aroma, rich malt flavor, lots of orange, touch of spicyness, hint of bitterness in the finish, touch of tartness
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nice spices in the aroma, a bit of nice horsey funk in the flavor,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (9109) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Bottle. Somewhat hazy amber beer with a nice off-white head. Citrus, yeast aroma. Citrusy, yeasty, light malt flavor. LIngering lemonny citrus and yeast, Medium body. Nothing special. Lots of lemon citrus.


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