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

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RATINGS: 1355   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2007
Bottled shoud be the same beer as Augustijn. A spicy and good tasting beer. But nothing special
Earlier Rating: 6/4/2007 Total Score: 3.4
Draft at festival at vichte. A tastefull beer with medium bodied malt taste. Had it before on bottle

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (1027) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle, July 2007. Pours a clear, shinny, golden color with a huge, bubbly white head with a vivid, effervescent carbonatation. Aroma is citric/ acid, lemony with some spicyness. In some ways it has a vinegary aroma reminescent of geuzes. Taste is fruity, citric, a touch of spicyness and a slight alcoholic warmth. Mouthfeel is medium to light with a slight and short watery ending. A promising but a bit lackustre alcoholic belgian golden ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle @ Peculier Pub, NYC. Pours a golden orange with dead yeast on the top. Aroma is of citrus, coriander, and cloves, with slight malt and yeast characteristics. The taste is a delicate and intricate balance of the same. The mouthfeel is smooth and complex, and a great compliment to a very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScoWRee (416) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Pours golden with an inch thick foamy white head. Aroma of fruit, clove and malt. Taste is sweet . Nicly carbonated Crisp. Nice finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - JUN 24, 2007
Wow. Great aroma. Honey, wildflowers, a bit of coriander. Flavor was a bit sweet and very complex, I think that the comparison with a sparkling wine is a valid one. I get esters and candied fruits, a bit of graham cracker. Palate is not dry but good. Very good mouthfeel. A winner. Brought to Panama from Alaska. Excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (761) - SPAIN - JUN 23, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Pours an enormous head that remains for a very long while. Pale golden clour, a bit hazy. Smell of flowers, clove, coriander and a bit of licorice. Pungent. Somehow it reminds of a dry champagne. Pungent and citrusy flavor, in mouth keeps reminding me a bit to a dry champagne or xerry. Spicy, citrus, coriander. Yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (5032) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Bottle. Poured cloudy orange with fat white head and good lacing. Nose of flowers, spices, fruits and hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Flavor is slightly bitter and so is the finish. Overall a nice brew and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2011 Pours a dull, yellow-copper color with lots of effervescence and a head that is white, full, and fluffy; mostly lasting head with tight lacing that dissipates. Nose is fragrant with floral, dry herbs, spicy (pepper), citrusy (lemon), lots of dusty yeast, light esters (banana), and a bit of wheat maybe. Flavor is similar; lots of citrus with oranges and lemons, light spicing, dusty yeast, faint esters, and still the noticeable wheat character. Palate is more than medium, creamy, lively, and a little silky. Bitterness is moderate and balances the citrus notes, and spicy warmth is felt only late in the flavor progression. Finish is average with oranges, lemon peel, decent bitterness, and a touch of yeast and pepper. Decent tripel with nice citrus notes and nice balancing spicy, warm, yeasty notes. The wheat note is odd but pleasant. The complexity in the flavor is limited which really hurts the overall presence of the beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paganunca (14) - CHILE - JUN 17, 2007
In 330ml bottle. Nice Yellow color! Great body! Good aroma and flavor!! Very good!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2007
The Dan Journal #37. Tasted 10/15/2006. 330ml bottle. Hazy and sedimented. Golden honey hue with a ring and film of white head. Musty banana caramel aromas. Bready appley and citrusy. Full bodied and lively. Sweet and grainy. Dry yeast notes. Finish is fruity and touch sour. Good trip.


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