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


on tap


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Note (2/VI/15): We are splitting them up, today. This is for the "regular" version, that also states blond. If he sold you the "ipa" version, thats without the word blond on the label, please enter your rating under the other version.

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"In fermento veritas." Bire aux 10 pices (10 spices) BeerMania is not a brewery, the "Mea Culpa" (or Mea Maxima Culpa, the same in 75cl bottle - there is even Ultima Culpa, but thats an incredibly large artsy glass) is brewed upon Nassers own recipe at a Belgian brewery. He declines so far to tell which, until he has all contracts signed and papers worked out...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (7358) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - APR 29, 2009
Bottle. Light spicy nose. Dark golden, plentifull head in a chalice. Spicy nose. Fruity base, tripel notes, peach, orangepeel retronasal. Medium body, sparkly. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2009
[1914-20081220] 330mL bottle. Yeasty pizza and mild sour aroma. Hazy, medium orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Nice yeasty sour flavour has a long finish. Medium body. Tasty.
(w/ jerc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, spicy, moderate yeasty, coriander. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081018]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
2008-12-20. Lightly hazy golden yellow body with a good sized fluffy white head. (3+) Mild bready yeast aroma, sweet pale malt, touch of honey? (7+) Flavour is similar sweet pale malt, bready undertones and a light triple like alcohol in the finish, and a floral/honey touch. Smooth medium bodied palate. Very solid drinkable blond. <i>Bottle from Beer Mania, Brussels</i>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36442) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of Belgian yeast and spices - especially coriander. The flavor is sweet with primary notes of fruit - peaches being strongest. The body is thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Jerc and Mabel. Nice hazy blonde, big fluffy white head, ice cream cone like, lots of streaming bubbles - looks great. Slightly spicy, yeasty aroma - soft and pleasant. Great taste - lots of spice and yeast, soft tingly body. alcohol present and complimentary, balances everything together quite well. Very drinkable. Solid blonde Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottled, picked up at BeerMania. After about 3/4 of this shot out of the bottle onto my kitchen floor, it poured quite nicely into my snifter.. pale-to-medium golden with a creamy, sticky cap of white head. The aroma was spicy and ever-so-engaging with spicy cloves, dried banana skins, and lemon rind over a pale base.. I really enjoyed it. The flavor was spicy and strong with cloves, lemon zest, and vinegary funk driving it.. pale and drier base with a little lemon meat.. finished strong as well with zesty, sour light fruit skins and more spicage. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation on the palate.. spices were dominant, but worked well together.. wish I got to drink the rest of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10486) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
Clear golden with a white head leaving laces. Sweet yeasty aroma with notes of coriander. Flavour is sweet with ripe fruits, yeast and coriander notes. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
Courtesy of Fonefan. It’s golden with a huge, creamy head. The aroma is perfumed with notes of coriander, fruit and yeast. The flavour has sweetness and notes of coriander, fruit, yeast, malt, and like the aroma it’s perfumed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2008
This is the house beer at Beer Mania in Brussels. It is the invention of the Nasser (the proprietor) and comes in a very unusual glass and is really pretty good. The clientele at this store/cafe is decidedly beer-geeky, so perhaps Nasser just brews to a geek’s taste. It is a substantial but very drinkable beer. A regular visitor to this site could probably have this as a session beer. It poured a dark yellow with a very fine champagne-like head. Aroma was clovey and densely malty and bread-y. Flavor was very malty, but not in an overly sweet cereal-y or grain-y way. Mouthfeel was a bit chalk-y and rough, but not bad. I would recommend this beer; I thought it to be pretty good. I had a bottle at Beer Mania in Brussels.

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