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


on tap

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
Hazy orangy colour with light white orange head. That remains for some time. Yeasty aroma with a light sweetness penetrating through. Flavour is light acidity that makes it somewhat tart. Alcoholic notes are there but not predominant. Slight bitter hop background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6179) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
Bottle: Poured an orangey color ale with a big thick white foamy head with pretty good retention. Aroma of Belgian yeast and subtle spice are recognisable. Taste is also dominated by a good malt backbone with some typical Belgian yeast. Good for the style but not spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2589) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Pours a cream, five+ finger-head that goes slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color, not red at all. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Nose has hints of orange. Starts sweet, fruity and balanced, finish is smooth and clean, one of the best red ales I have had. The high ABV is not noticeable. 330ml bottle from six-pack $22.99 Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
LCBO giftpack. Orange pour with red hints. Big fluffy white head - very thick. Lots of big chunks floating around as well. Strong yeast aroma - hint of alcohol and light malt. Nice medium silky mouthfeel. Taste is quite pleasing too - yeast, lots of light malt and a hint of spice. Quite simple and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Rather an uninteresting drink - tasty, but uninteresting. Hazy amber orange with an off-white head that vanishes rapidly, it has a sweet malt aroma filled with yeast and a touch of citric tartness. Light and foamy in the mouth, the flavor is sweet malt, yeast, white peppers, and sour orange. It finishes on a tart, refreshing note. Good, but uninteresting.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Clear orange gold color with a thick, diminishing, frothy offwhite head, lines of small bubbles go forcefully upwards. Nice aroma of yeast, cheese, pepper and citrus. The flavor is mostly sweet with notes of yeast,cheese, pepper and citrus. The body has a medium thickness with an oily texture and prickly carbonation. Interesting beer but it feels like there’s something missing or that some elements should be more forcefull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2005
Pours a clear pale red,very lively carbonation and huge head to begin with.Slight alcoholic aroma and mouthfeel, sweet beer with alot of flavours going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6482) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle (330ml). Poured slighlty cloudy orange-gold with a huge creamy-foamy white lasting head, nice drapes of lacing. Aroma of banana,apple, sugary malt, pepper, yeast - slightly grainy, almost sour-vegetal as it warms up. Taste is peppery and lively, but a little metallic, not much fruit, malt seems minerally - mouthfeel is slightly thin, very lively, bitterly mineral. Unremarkable thin average commercial belgian strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
Bottle from Bière du Boucanier giftpack - purchased at LCBO. Pours a golden-amber colour with a massive shaving cream head that formed a bizarre marshmellow-shaped formation in the middle that grew to about an inch above the egde of the glass. Once it settled, I poured the rest of the bottle and got a lot of floaties. Aroma is fairly yeasty, with some notes of apricot and citrus, and a spicy finish. Flavour profile is quite similar, with a nice dry finish. Pretty decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1115) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2005
Pours light gold/amber with lots of sediment in suspension. Thin white head. Nose of yeast and tropical fruit with significant orange/tangerine. More of the same in the flavour. Lots of tangerine and pepper. Soapy coriander perfume. Sharp citus with a little berry tart. Some cut grass. Crusty rye bread. Some adjunct butterscotch flavours are kind of unpleasant. Gassy. Although really sweet it does finish fairly dry.

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