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%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scantron (63) - Ontario, - DEC 14, 2012
December 10, 2012; 7.0% abv, 330 mL, trappist, BBD: 05/07/14 Aroma of belgian yeast, banana esters, cloves and pepper, and orange zest. Pours a clear caramel with a big white pillowy head. Carbonation looks active Tastes as it smells with banana, cloves, spice. Finish is clean and light with herbal hops. Nice carbonation, medium bodied, slighly astringent. Pretty good but nothing special. Somewhat one-dimensional in character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (703) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2017
A Strong Belgian Ale with a nice and yeasty and alcoholic aroma. Rather enjoyed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (712) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Pours hazy golden, big white pillowy head. Very heavy body. Little bit of a tang from the brett. Some banana. Warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (464) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Cloudy yellow with moderate, slow-dissipating head. Aroma is mostly of alcohol. Warm thick rich flavor and mouthfeel, yeasty and with a hint of banana. Comforting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1222) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
bottle. Poured amber with a slight haze, thin off-white head. Aroma of orange citrus and yeast. Medium body, high carbonation, sourish finish. Flavour of wheat and Belgian yeast, mild spicy notes and orange peel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9356) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2016
bottle. Dark golden with a small white head. Malty start with yeasty furity hints, shy fruity flavours of dried fruit mainly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (1666) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2016
Speciel smag, let brndt, godt spritet og fyldig. Jo......en god l. En rigtig fin l.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrNosha (1906) - Baden Wrttemberg, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2016
0,33l Flasche St. Stefanus mit 7,0%. Dunkelgelbes Bier, heller Schaum. Es duftet nach Holzfass, leichte Ssse. Antrunk krftiger Bltenhonig, nur leicht bitter. Recht sffig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7137) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
330ml bottle at home in Richmond as St. Stefanus Biere dAbbaye Belge Anno 1295 Blonde, 7%, BB 2018. Many thanks to Secret Santa. Amber orange,translucent, highly sparkling with a huge foamy white head. Aroma is talc, rich moisturiser on skin, definite Dove moisturiser, some MDF wood and cork. Body is very frothy but not noticeably overcarbonated, tingly carbonation just turns the whole thing to froth straight away. Has quite a full, rounded mouthfeel. Taste is crisp with a carbonic bite, sweet toffee and candi sugar, some bready notes in the background, touch of booze drying it out in the finish, some lingering breathy hop. An accomplished commercial Belgian ale. No complaints from me - could definitely drink a few of these in an evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7340) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2016
Lovely tasty Belgian blonde!
Hazed deep golden color with a fine white head. Good intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and a smooth carbonation level. Nice mellow sweetness and a bit oily texture. Wheat, banana, some spices, fruity and some Belgian yeast in the flavor.
[Bottle (as St Stefanus) at Cricketers in Ipswich, England]

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