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

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RATINGS: 1357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2003
Another favorite import of mine. With a full-bodied flavor and a smooth aroma, this one's hard to resist. Very nice color as well.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1711) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2012
Bire de Van Steenberge, qui peut nous gratifier dun Gulden Draak ou dune Piraat de haut vol. Ici nous avons une recette qui viendrait des Pres Augustins. Bire dabbaye donc, mais brasse par une brasserie familiale. Couleur blond fonc brillant. Lger trouble dans le liquide. Des bulles trs fines par milliers et par vagues comme les meilleurs champagnes. Superbe. Une mousse blanche paisse supercrmeuse dont lpaisseur dpassait de plusieurs centimtres le haut de mon verre, en tenant comme une Chantilly. Superbe. Et ceci malgr une date limite au 28 juin, ce qui est toujours un exercice difficile pour une blonde... Les armes sont de magnifiques crales, avec du houblon fin et une pointe dpices. Le volume est textur ds la premire gorge, et la saveur est une belle entre sur lamertume qui domine, avec un peu de fruits blancs. La 2me bouche fait passer les fruits blancs en tte avec une pointe dpices. La 3me fait passer sur une alternance crales/houblon qui est trs agrable. Sur la longueur, lquilibre est sympathique, peut-tre pas de haut vol, mais beau. La levure est bien goteuse, avec des nuances dpices. La finale est originale et certainement pas quelconque pour ce type de bire. Lalcool soutient sur toute la longueur hauteur de ses 7% abv. Une bire vraiment intressante, trs digne pour sa catgorie, et qui mrite une trs belle cote, encore une fois pour une blonde, mais dabbaye....

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aaroncoop (14) - Tiburon, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Mild sweetness, hoppy, with a firm head. No aftertaste or alcohol flavor. Excellent smooth.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
artyom (1051) - Osijek, CROATIA - FEB 25, 2013
One of my favorite beers, it has yeasty aroma, taste is also yeasty and very interesting. You can feel alcohol, bud it doesnt dominant the taste. It has creamy head. I recommend this beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
colortheorist (12) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2006
UNBELIEVABLE. beside the small size, which made me drink it slower, but was just too much for $5...this is the best beer ive ever had.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lawbagada (5) - , Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2008 does not count
This is my favorite beer, hands down. Lots of spice and body to this abbey tripel. Enough alcohol to keep things interesting, but not overpowering. Nice thick creamy bitter head on this beer that stays with you until the beer is gone. If you like Piraat or Duvel, this beer is comparative. Surprised that this beer isn’t rated a bit higher.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2010
330 mL Bottle. Gold body with a generous foamy white head that settles to a tenacious layer with lots of clingy lace. Delicate aroma of sweet light malts, some yeast, floral notes, a little hint of toffee, the aroma has a softness about it with innuendos of banana and bubblegum. Sweet malts with a piquant, almost peppery note dominate the flavor followed by an intense bubblegum aftertaste as if metamorphosing on the tongue. Maraschino cherries linger in the finish and then finish clean. This is some pretty interesting stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (978) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from Barunis in Baden --- just sitting there collecting dust and dated 4/2012 for cellar release date. This is an excellent offering and comes in on the sweet side without the expected dryness of some blonde varietals. Highly recommended and worth the $7.00 investment.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6509) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Poured with massive stack-of-bubbles head over active peach-colored liquid. Very lemony aroma. Flavor is citric and spicy, tart on the tongue. Active and bubbly to the feel. Good light Belgian.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerio (48) - USA - JUL 20, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Fuckin awesome. Its nice and yeasty, and it belchs like a bosc pear soda. Looks like an Asti in the glass...pour it on your wifes tits.


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