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


on tap

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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Full body - staying head - amber color with a spicy, malty palate that finishes very fruity with complex hoppy undertones.

2015 update: according to the brewer’s website, this is the same beer as St. Stefanus Grand Cru.

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merseybrew (103) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2010
tasted a little of dog food or low quality meat, hope fully this was juast a badly stored bottle and not indicative of how the ale tastes!

Sigmund (8098) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2010
330 ml stubby bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 9%. Golden colour, huge and lasting white head. Very nice initial fruity and spicy aroma, loses some its impact after a couple minutes in the glass. The flavour is sweet and spicy with noticeable hops, but the alcohol is not too well hidden. Could have been better, could have been worse.

Proeferius (132) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2010
[email protected] pours clear yellow with a nice head. medium carbonated. light bitter. light body. an enjoyable beer.

BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden pour with a bubbly white head that lasts a while. Aroma is mainly of apples, pears and grain. Flavour nearly identical to aroma but with a little more spice. Mouthfeel is light and slick with high carbonation and a moderately dry, sweet finish. Not bad but not great either, this BSA is very similar to a good tripel.

mcberko (20253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
330mL bottle, pours golden orange with a big white. Aroma of yeast, citrus, banana and orange peel zest. Flavour of spice, orange peel and citrus, with hops on the finish. A bit thin on the mouthful and unbalanced, but still alright.

Pinball (12641) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
clear yellow, huge white head that ends up being a bit fluffy. nice mellow blended very belgian aroma of spices, banana, yellow fruits. comes off very well balanced and sort of velvety. flavor is spicy, yellow fruity, strong from the alc, bitterhoppy towards the end, this doesn’t work very well as it ends up with banana and hops bitterness dominating in an unbalanced way. Seems like the spices and yellow fruits lasts shorter than the bitter banana. still a very good beer.

jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Very nice golden amber pour. Full beer. Nose and taste is spicy, some malts and hop bitterness. Rated 6/21/02

maupie (1119) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2010
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity not wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained normale carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a clear golden color and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a fruity touch. This beer smells fruity.

Dfonorow (2332) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Pours golden yellow with a thick head and a lot of carbonation. Aroma is of spice, light fruits (apples, rasins, etc). Taste is full of spice with a hint of alcohol and fruit. Not bad, but doesn’t compare to most other belgian strong ales.

SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
Had this on-tap Saturday at the Sharp Edge. Served in an Augustijn goblet. A- Body is a near transparent very pale golden yellow with a thin creamy eggshell white head that has decent retention. Tiny bubbles are seen constantly rising to the top. S- Smell is dry and fruity. Apples and citrus come through with hints of wheat, Belgian spices, and hops. T- Taste is subtle and smooth. Dry apples and citrus upfront with a grainy spicy yeast backbone. A touch of hops is added for the finish which is pretty clean and dry. Subtleties from the initial flavor linger on the palate with the slightest touch of alcohol. P- Very champagne-like mouthfeel with high carbonation and light body. O- 9% ABV is well hidden here. This is a nice light and drinkable BSPA. Its delicate and subtle flavors made it fitting to enjoy with my dinner and conversation. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 09-24-2007 17:16:56

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