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

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RATINGS: 1359   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djensen47 (11) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Full review with photos: http://beer47.com/2009/04/van-steenberge- review: Appearance. Augustijn Ale has a foamy white head that lingers in a very thin layer on top of the beer until the last drop. It has a honey orange color and is cloudy like a gem stone. ---- Smell. It has the expected Belgian yeast aroma, but with a slight twist like a fresh banana that is ever so slightly green and a hint of cloves. Unexpectedly, however, this beer has a subtle but nice citrus-orange hoppy bouquet. There is also the aroma of sweet barley malt. ---- Taste. Augustijn Ale has a barley malt sweetness that is wel balanced by the hop bitterness. The malt flavor is much stronger tasting than is was smelling. The sweetness of the malt is enhanced by the fresh slightly-unripe banana. The clove is more prominent in the flavor probably by the slightly spicy hop flavors. ---- Mouthfeel. Despite being 8% alcohol by volume, this is a medium-bodied beer. I calculated the final gravity to be 1.015. This might be due to the high alcohol content and the effervescence. The level of carbonation is pleasant and a touch higher than most North American craft beers that I have drinking lately. ---- Drinkability. Except for Belgian witbier, I usually only want a single Belgian beer per session. Augustijn Ale, so far, is the exception. I think I enjoyed the particular balance of flavors that this beer imparts. I found myself craving another glass immediately upon finishing the first glass. I find this to be a much more drinkable Belgian without losing any of the Belgian beer qualities.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalspice (816) - 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 (958) - 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 (722) - 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 (728) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (480) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1241) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9368) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
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