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

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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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 brewer’s website, this is the same beer as St. Stefanus Grand Cru.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Cloudy yellowish gold. Taste is floral, yeasty, fruity and wheaty. Highly carbonated. Medium-full body. Nice overall.


3.8
azzurro (504) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2018
nice Belgian blonde, the aroma is deceiving as the taste is definitely in line with the good abbey beers.

3.9
Zilb (406) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - NOV 30, 2017
2 mois APRES DLC. Blonde, beau col de mousse à très bonne tenue et carbo relativement importante. Arôme d'alcool de poire, fruité. En bouche, alcool et malt omniprésent. Final épicé, alcolisée et fruité. Pas mal, mais un peu métallique, bizarre dans ce type de bière. Bien, mais alcool trop prononcé et n'apporte pas grand chose. En-dessous cde sa petite soeur à 7,5% que j'ai préféré.

3.3
Piepenhenrich (1285) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

3.5
AleRider78 (1500) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2017
Pours a huge foamy bubbly head and dissipates rather quickly to a thin layer that leaves thick patchy lacing. Has a golden appearance. Yeasty, grainy and wheaty aromas. Some spices and resin hops as well. Has fairly fruity flavours, some mild citrus and herbal hops. Excessive carbonation. Smooth and slick mouthfeel. Very good brew.

3.6
Lowenbrau (4802) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 4, 2017
33cl bottle during the good old beer times.
Pours hazy dark gold with frothy white head. Moderate head retention, some good lacing. Yeasty, herbal, malty nose. Medium body,average to high carbonation, slick texture. Taste is spicy, malty, overall sweet. Alcohol noticed.

3.8
roldano (162) - - JUL 29, 2017
Espuma blanca que se disipa rápidamente, color amarillo dorado bastante transparente donde se aprecia bastante burbuja brotar constantemente, aroma intenso con notas frutales en nariz, sabor potente con notas amargas.

4.3
loscovar (822) - Principality of SEALAND, - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle from supermarket as St Stfanus grand cru vintage 10-2015. Rally good beer, the yests are fantastic, i like it!

3.6
thomat (4208) - G�teborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2017
On tap @ Den Bette Ölhus. Yellow with a medium white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, hops and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter / fruity finish.

3.7
chromeotaphor (177) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2017
Pittig spicy caramelig aroma. Prachtig felbruisend bier met forse kraag. Bier met een aanwezig palet dat spicy en pittig in de afdronk is. Fel van smaak met name in de afdronk, droog en pittig. Lekker biertje maar niet al te speciaal, voor de liefhebbers van een droge maar pittige afdronk.

3.2
lullasky (54) - Nice, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2017
Blonde très claire, tirant vers le champagne. Légère mousse persistante. Notes fruitées (banane ?) et florales. Peu d’amertume, longue en bouche.


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