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

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RATINGS: 1378   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 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Cloudy golden color with tons of fizzy head. Aroma is a bit sour and a bit fruity. Flavor is has the same characteristic as the aroma. Quite fizzy, decent finish.


3.4
theprof (1364) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2018
Bottle. Pours orange golden body and foam lace top. Aroma has banana from the yeast, toasted malts and some herbal floral hops. Taste is medium to full sweetness and for some that will be a delight and others will be dismayed. It certainly predominates. Palate is medium bodied, slick feel, lively carbonation, and a light sour finish. It may attract a younger and female clientele but it won't recruit an old fossil like me.

3.8
INO_TRATTURI (3) - - JAN 13, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 birra forte, buon gusto e corposa, un po' luppolata sul finale. 8/10 pieno, consigliata

3.5
Milter (1078) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2018
Godd og behagelig belisk strong. tilpas med bitterhed og sødme. fyldig øl, der savner lidt friskhed.

3.3
azzurro (501) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2018
An odd beer for a Belgian. I thought it is a high-quality lager/pilsner, but a weak one as a strong Belgian ale.

3.1
Nocturne (2238) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2017
330ml bottle. Orange shade. White head. Grassy, caramel, sweetish honey finish. Decent, maybe a little sweet and one dimensional though.

3.2
Radubrew (10) - ROMANIA - DEC 28, 2017
Good carbonation, nice aroma of orange, a bit of spice, also alcohol, medium hazy body, sweet taste. Aftertaste not quite impressing, but ok.

3.1
martpez (370) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2017
Drank 4 months after bottling. Has a rounded yeasty flavour bit of bean curd and a touch of fruit. Does not hid the avb well. Lovely rich velvet texture. A lesser Belgium ale I have to say. Very sweet.

3.1
phfyysik (1482) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2017
Bottle as St. Stefanus Blonde. Pours amber with high white head. Aroma is malty, yeast, carrot, some vegetables, fruits, light spices. Taste is caramel, fruits, vegetables, yeast, some sweetness, malts. Nice beer!

3
gorthaurz (132) - CROATIA - NOV 13, 2017
Pours hazy golden with a thin head. Strong malty aroma. Taste of malts, some citruses, sweet. Warm alcohol feeling. Dry sweet aftertaste.

2
Davros IX (571) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2017
Bottle as St Stefanus at home. A dull and pretty lifeless pour with no real head and a rather odd look in the glass. The nose was yeast and that was pretty much all I got in the flavour. There was no mouthfeel and overall this was pretty terrible. It was drunk alongside a respectable barbecue pizza while watching "6 Days" on Netflix. No flavour, no mouthfeel and no life; this beer really doesn't have much to recommend it, but the film was brilliant!


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