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


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RATINGS: 1370   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 Stephen’s 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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WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, - SEP 14, 2012
Strong yeasty flavours bring out the wood here, along with the host of spices and dark fruits these Belgians tend to do. A nice sipper, very well crafted, makes me ask myself why I don’t drink Belgians more often.

hednom (186) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle 33 cl, pours a golden colour with a creamy white head, fruity aroma, sugary taste with a dry bitter aftertaste.

Fullpintofbeer (365) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle @Wetherspoons Clifton, Bristol. Huge white head, golden colour, lightly hazy. Aroma: banana, nails, bit of malts. Lightly sour taste with sweet banana aftertaste. Full body, lively. Not bad, however strong aroma of nails.

Zarrach76 (259) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2017
Ce ne sera pas l’Augustijn que je chroniquerai, mais la version St. Stefanus, mon exemplaire étant sorti de cave en juillet 2016. Belle blonde dorée avec de très légers reflets cuivrés et une très belle mousse blanche épaisse, à bulles très fines et appétissantes... Nez extrêmement intéressant, marqué par le caramel, la vanille, l’amande, le miel, mais aussi par de fortes notes florales et boisées (bois de rose, jasmin, œillet, verveine...). On sent aussi au loin des touches d’agrumes sur l’orange et le citron vert. Il y a aussi un petit quelque chose de gourmand, de sucré qui titille le nez, mais en même temps une petite amertume presque minérale. Affaire plutôt intrigante et nez plus riche qu’il n’y parait. En bouche, très belle rondeur, beaucoup de corps, sucres résiduels riches et onctueux, texture épaisse et huileuse, alcool très efficace avec un petit 7% au compteur, levures nettes avec un goût ciselé de cuir, de bois et de terre, amertume légère. Très belles notes de céréales qui laissent planer des flaveurs de croissant au beurre. Les houblons sont sages dans leur amertume mais apportent une belle vivacité à l’ensemble. L’équilibre n’est pas parfait, le final n’est pas non plus exceptionnel, les sucres sont vraiment présents et masquent un peu les notes florales et végétales, mais dans l’ensemble cette bière est un véritable plaisir gustatif et se laisse très bien boire. Pas vraiment une Belge forte, pas vraiment une Blonde classique, mais une superbe bière de caractère. A boire et re-boire ! Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

jooilakon (126) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
St Stefanus bottle (3 months) from Waitrose, Shepherds Bush. Fantastic fruity aroma. Golden yellow body with big white head. Well balanced flavours of sweet fruitiness and yeast and great aftertaste.

klukas (267) - Rijeka, CROATIA - APR 23, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into trappist glass. Appearance: Hazy yellow colour. Small but steady head with “spring” in the centar. Aroma: Yeast, malt, banana. Palate: Light body, medium to high carbonation. Taste: Yeast, wheat, sweet, hint of alcohol, moderate bitter aftertaste. Overall impression: Very enjoyable, usual Belgian representative.

Rei00 (116) - CHILE - APR 21, 2017
Una BSA de color dorado con matices anaranjados de media/baja espuma y baja carbonatacion. Su aroma es cítrico donde resaltan la cáscara de limón y la naranja con toques metálicos suaves, genera una sensación refrescante, con los matices frutales del damasco. Su sabor es refrescante y suave, predominantemente dulce, pero manteniendo los sabores cítricos a naranja y los matices frutales del Damasco. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Peb (97) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2017
Bière plutôt classique. Pas mauvais dans l’ensemble, mais manquant de peps. Très linéaire; pas convaincu.

nephirem (499) - CROATIA - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. 7% ABV. Slightly hazy copper pour with one finger creamy white head. Good retention, nice lacing. Nose is mostly yeasty with some grainy notes to it. Subtle hops. Thin to medium body with average texture. Quite strong on the carbonation. Boozy and bitter taste. A bit unrefined, rough on the edges. Aroma of malts, grains, yeast. Vegetable-like notes. Slightly metallic. Pretty straightforward, lacking in complexity. A bit boozy mouthfeel. Dry and bitter finish. Overall, quite average and generic. A bit disappointed with this one.

ozzatoadisback (165) - ITALY - MAR 18, 2017
Slightly darker than golden with a bit of haziness. Big creamy white head, good retention and nice lacing. Smell has fresh fruitiness (expecially orange, peach) and peppery spiciness. Taste has honey, a bit of a sugary feel, strong fruitiness (orange, peach), slight spiciness. The abv may not be that high but a bit of alcoholic warmth is still to be felt. Overall it’s a dominantly sweet beer but somehow it does not feel at all over the top. Tastewise it’s definitely a vivid/intense beer, though maybe a bit unrefined. Medium bodied with high carbonation, quite mouthfilling and slightly creamy. Overall a pretty enjoyable beer.

jasonbenali (200) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a finger of white head and medium to high carbonation. Aroma has plenty of spice, with clove, coriander, ripe banana, dried fruit and bready malts. Taste is sweet, sticky, with some sour bitterness coming through in a nice length complex finish. Would be interesting to try and older one of these.

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