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

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RATINGS: 534   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Cloudy golden orange pour with a white head. Kind of just a sugary nose without much complexity. Some citrus peel, yeast, and a mild clove spice note. Some fruity esters of pear and apple. The flavor is fairly fruity with the same pear and apple, as well as a lot of sweet sugar. Some bread notes, a bit of yeast, and light spice.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartyW (175) - DENMARK - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle at Delirium. Augustijn grand cru. Banana and wheat with light yeast. Taste is mainly wheaty with some banana and some yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (505) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle at home. Well past the Best Before date. Orange-amber in colour with a tight, creamy, off-white head. Aromas of marzipan, burnt toast and yeast. There is also a whiff of booze. Taste is slightly sweet to start with a bitter follow. Sappy malt, sweet and fruity with caramel and fruit notes, almost a plum jam taste. Light carbonation, smooth and mellow on the palate with the alcohol strength coming through at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrW (640) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2017
At Heeren Van Liedekercke. Aroma of chees and herbs, someting sweet and a bit burned toast. Pours clear golden with a nice white foamy head. The head leaves nice laces on the side. Taste is sweet, a bit citrus fruits. Easy drinker.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Demens (415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2017
0,33l bottle. Cloudy golden colour with long lasting huge foamy white head. Aroma: Candy sugar, leather with light acidic champagne aroma. Taste: Sweet mlty start with a pleasent tarty caracter and has a light bitter mouthfeel, Well balanced. Medium body with medium carbonation. Medium lasting bitter/tarty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (1283) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2017
bottle. Poured hazy golden with a creamy white head. Sourish herbal hoppy aroma. Medium body, prickly mouthfeel. Sweet bready malt, tart citrus with spicy notes and yeast. A little alcohol in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lkowalkowski (334) - POLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Barwa jasna, klarowne. Piana biała, drobna. W aromacie trochę jak białe wino. W smaku alkohol dobrze ukryty. Oglnie w porządku.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (12715) - 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 (169) - 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 (169) - 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!


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