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

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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a sparkling amber liquid with a foamy white head that lasts". The aroma is yeasty with hints of grapefruits and ginger. Taste of citrus, notes of orange, spices, and yeast. The alcohol taste is too strong. Very sparkling. Fair bitterness. Missing some complexity. Bof..


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11611) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2016
Draft at Belgie, Utrecht. Hazy orange golden with a big white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, light fruits, malt, spicy notes and herbal notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kittenbieer (114) - LYON, FRANCE - OCT 30, 2016
Grande bouteille"St Stephanus Grand cru" partage avec mon cher Appiantiqua dans des verres Straffe Hendrick.Belle robe dore avec une bonne mousse persistante et une forte carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des armes de malts et houblons avec des pointes de levure.La bouche nous amne sur des saveurs limage du nez avec des notes florales dans un bel quilibre.La finale est plaisante,un peu sche.Une bonne bire blonde mais qui manque de caractre pour une appellation "Grand cru" qui namne rien de plus que la St Stephanus classique"!!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
appiantiqua (114) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 30, 2016
Dguste avec mon petit Kittenbieer dans un verre Straffe Hendrick. Bouteille 75cl. version commerciale "St Stefanus Grand Cru". Temprature de dbut 7 8. Robe dore surmonte dune mousse blanche tenace; carbonatation intense. Nez classique des blondes belges sur la levure et le malt. Le got offre un bel quilibre avec des saveurs fuites, houblonnes et de crales mais sans grande surprise. La finale est de bonne longueur et toujours plaisante. Une bonne bire blonde sans dfaut mais qui manque un peu de relief. Le fait remarquable est quune fois de plus une appellation "Grand cru ou Grande rserve" est finalement infrieure la version "classique"!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (637) - rebro, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2016
Flaska kpt p Dranken geers. Fantastisk god belgare med lite fr mycket alkohol om man ska sga ngot negativt!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (1053) - Grenoble, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2016
Blonde dore, belle carbo, collet epais et persistant. Aromes bien marqus, pain, citron, miel, et les levures belges Vive, ronde tout en gardant une certaine legert, longue sur les cereales et legerement fruit

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Subliminal64 (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2016
Purchased as part of a Winter Mixer Pack. Swells sweet, but not as much as other Belgians. Pours a cloudy gold. Head clears quickly, but lacing lasts to the end. Taste is sweet sugary, but not overpowering. Good amount of carbonation. No aftertaste. Overall I was happy with this brew. Easy drinking, and would never know it was 9%. MB The Beer Bear On

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4654) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
750ml corked bottle of St. Stefanus Grand Cru from Monoprix Department Store, Grasse, France. 750ml. Hazy golden with a very large white head. It has a powerful warming lemon, peach and apricot flavour with spices on the warming boozy finish. A little too much alcohol is evident.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdmmb (1732) - BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Carrefour in Brussels. Enjoyable triple ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rajdes (1) - - JUN 13, 2016 does not count
Drunk at the brewery. Great experience. Full, rich taste. Nice punch. Creamy head, Long on the palate.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1340) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Bottled St. Stefanus, 33 cl. Golden, clear with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, hops, yeast and spices. Medium sweet, light bitter with a nice end.


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