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

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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, that’s without the word blond on the label, please enter your rating under the other version.

Important: if your rating is under the wrong version, contact and administrator, or enter a correction with the link to your rating, so we can move it.

"In fermento veritas." Bière aux 10 épices (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 that’s 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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3.4
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.

3.5
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle. Clear golden with a big rocky head. Herbal and spicy aroma, hints of yeast and sweet vegetables. Spicy rye bread flavours together with fruit and yeast. A bit too sweet, but good complexity.

3.9
Jerre (3669) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle, 33 cl. Yesterday @ home (bought Ons huis, Diest) Hazy golden color, big rocky head. Aroma malts, spice, yeast. Medium body. Taste excellent, sweet start, yeast, fruits, spices, hopsbitterness. Good one.

3.4
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2008
enjoyed in the maxima form. light and bubbly it is quiet and a little boring. it brings fruity and spicy flavors maybe starfuit or other light fruit and a less traditional spice.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12469) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2008
750ml bottle @Joe’s NYC Gathering courtesy of beastiefan2k–pours a foamy white head with yellow color. Aroma is yeast, grain, earthy hops. Taste is dry, yeast, grain, earthy hops-clove, some sweetness offsets the dry @ the finish. Nice.

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
(Bottle, courtesy of Mar) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a tall rocky off-white head. Aroma of grass, yeast, earthiness, light lemon, barnyard, and leather. Flavor of spicy yeast, biscuit, some fruitiness, florals, pepper, and coriander.

3.6
mar (5423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2008
bottle from beastiefan2k. murky yellow pour with a large white head. grassy with some esters and a slight citrus scent to top it off. very easy on the palate with a sweet almost tart flavor and a spicy aftertaste.

3.8
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle provided by Eugene. Very spicy aroma, cumin, yeast, black pepper. Assertive and very Belgian in flavor, with a full, strong yeasty body. Well defined. Maybe this just tastes better because it came after so much crap, though.

2.9
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle at JoeMcPhee’s. Pours a blond ale and nicely carbonated. Peppery spicy with some cinnamon and pear. okay.

3.7
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Thanks to my wife from bringing this back from Belgium! Pours a hazy yellow color with a large white rocky head. Turns into a nice coating with good lacing. Nose is apples, pear, cinnamon, and some funkyness, but it’s well balanced. Flavor is apple and pear along with sweet grains and some vanilla. Creamy and flavorful mouthfeel. Very nice beer.


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