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

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RATINGS: 1363   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle. I bought this in a 6 pack of Belgian beers, and I guess someone stuck the box I bought in a paint can shaker. The moment I popped the cap, it hissed as if hell was being released. Pouring it was a literal nightmare, as the head that frothed out of the Trappist glass was truly a sight to behold. Barely a quarter of the bottle made it into the glass before it began overflowing. I dont know if it was overcarbonated or not, but it is really disappointing to get a beer in this condition. Body has a tart, tangy flavor, accentuated with a nice burnt straw coloured body. This would have been a good beer had I not had to wait for the head to slowly die off.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nephirem (414) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzatoadisback (141) - 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 its a dominantly sweet beer but somehow it does not feel at all over the top. Tastewise its 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonbenali (174) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
19Oracolo78 (159) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2017
Birra dal colore dorato. Schiuma fine e persistente. Allolfatto sentori di caramello, agrumi e spezie. Al palato corpo medio con note di caramello, pesca, zagara e spezie. Nel finale piacevolmente amara. Una birra estremamente beverina. Ottima.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalspice (849) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2017
SomSt. stefanus blonde. En god og typeriktig belgisk blonde med mye krydder bde i smak og duft sammen med friskt gress og et hint av frukt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oddskulle (16) - - FEB 21, 2017
Det er ikke en hvede l som s .. ikke i smag .. Men en super klasse pilsner. Rigtig god sommer l som smager af mere. Konen kan ogs med !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (1004) - BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2017
Blond bier met weinig wit schuim. Geur: licht moutig, brood, wat gistkarakter. Smaak: licht moutzoetig, licht bitter. Weinig koolzuurprikkel. Medium volmondig en romig. Afdronk: licht bitter. Dit is een typische (old school) Belgische sterkere blonde.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Padchenko (320) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 24, 2017
Pours golden with small white head that disappears quickly. Highly carbonated. Sweet, malty, bready. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (752) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2017
A Strong Belgian Ale with a nice and yeasty and alcoholic aroma. Rather enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (741) - 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.


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