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

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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full body - staying head - amber color with a spicy, malty palate that finishes very fruity with complex hoppy undertones.

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

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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jthg (86) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2009
two beers in. aroma is sweet. I think it is almost grassy. Very clean taste and very clean body. Sweet taste and this is coming after the golden monkey

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (2470) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2009
bottle from mix pack into tulip glass. liight gold color with thick lasting foamy head. taste is bright with apples and pears some spices. clean finish though a little too sweet. not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours a huge white collapsing head, and murky gold color. Aroma is almost a white beer- nose of sweetness, lemon peel, coriander. Taste spicy and flat, sticky mouthfeel. Certainly get the warm alcohol about midway. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2009
330mL bottle from Regional last one! Pours deep golden, white fluffy head which fully dissipates. A good Belgian nose to this one. Very fruity aromas, slightly herbaceous and a hint of alcohol and hops. Flavour is deceptively subdued to begin, with subtle malt sweetness. Then an alcoholic bitterness kicks in and brings some nice herb character with it. Alcohol just shows itself to be involved in the flavour, but reasonably well hidden.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle (in NZ). Very lively pour, plenty of carbonation with a huge frothy white head. Sweet and spicy yeasty aroma. Lots of bittering and dry alcohol on the palate. The malt is slightly bready with a champagne-like dry grape finish. Probably one you would prefer to share. Mine seemed to lack the sweetness others refer to, which would have helepd to offset the strong alcohol presense.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (10070) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2008
Hazy brassy gold with a big lively white head. Aromas of geraniums and straw and spices. Sweet aroma leads into a sweet malty palate. Perfumey herbal character with underlying honey sweetness. Better than I anticipated quite frankly but not one I would return to.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2008
Not too much different from the standard 8% Augustijn. A darker gold colour. Minimal head. Rough honey scent. Flavour rough honey, flowers and alcohol with a bit of a bitter rough finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6594) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Poured a nice hazy golden color with a big white head Aroma was really spicey, and sweet. Flavor wasnt nearly as spicey as aroma, really sweet candy sugar. Covered up the alcohol very well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2938) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2008
Sparkling, full yellow colour. Aroma is realy interesting with horse and smell of fresh potatoes going bad. Taste is full bodied with sweetness and typical belgian fruit and yeast tones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
note666 (1282) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2008
330 ml bottle. yellow colour. big white fading head. bit sour taste. alcohol present.


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