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


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Hops abound in this triple Belgian ale, brewed with three times the normal amount of pilsner-malt to build on plenty of raw rich material, and an 'over the edge' amount of Hallertau and Aurora hops. Just to make it perfect with a great hoppy nose, a full round complex mouth-feel and a lingering beautiful hoppy aftertaste, in perfect balance with the glow of the 9.5 % alcohol by volume. Refermented in the keg (keg conditioned) to infuse the softness and easy drinkability of the natural carbonation. Brewery Van Steenberge craftsmanship by excellence!

House beer for Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh.

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ttutony (920) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Golden color with a white head. Fruity aroma. Nice combination of noble hop spice and bready malt. Moderate bitterness.

Koelschtrinker (20394) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 3, 2011
Hopfig-säuerlicher Geruch. Hopfiger vollmundiger Antrunk, angenehm bitter. Der Hopfen bleibt sehr trocken, erst spät bildet sich eine wenig fruchtige Note, etwas nach Apfelsine. IM Abgang ebenfalls sehr hopfig, harmonisch. 12/12/11/11//11

TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Oh ya, this stuff is good. Nice light golden color with a beautiful white head. Perfect balance of sweet and hops with a nice creamy mouthfeel. This is one of my favorites. Doesn’t do to well in a growler though, I’ve tried about 30 times and it never lasts more than 12 hours. Doesn’t really matter though it’s gone so fast.

bth122 (1554) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Draft, Sharp Edge. Poured a lite golden color. Had a velvety frothy head. Good balance of hop, sweetness, and alchohol. Med bodied.

JStax (6478) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
On tap at sharp edge. Appearance is a somewhat hazy orange with a beige head. Aroma is hops and malts. Taste is predominantly hops but balances well with the Maltese. A bit bready. Nice finish. I like this one a good bit.

boto (2210) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Draught @ Sharp Edge Creekhouse. This one poured a hazy, golden color. It had a HUGE white head: the bartender had some problems getting it to pour. She poured a couple of glasses to let the head settle and combined them to get me one glass. The head did leave lots of lacing. The aroma was a bit milder than I would have expected, even after warming a bit. Wheat, slight spice, floral and faint fruits to the nose. The taste is slightly tart, and a touch dry. Bready, wheat, background fruits and spice. Interesting and good.

SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
I have had this several times on-tap at sharp edge but never found it on BA. This is actually a Belgian IPA much like Piraat. A-typical for a strong Belgian pale on-tap. mildly cloudy straw yellow body with a creamy white head. Head fades to a thick collar and leaves some lacing behind in the glass. S- floral hops, phenolic esters, and a mild fruitiness. T- flavor is much like the smell. Quite alcoholic with a nice hoppy (mostly floral) flavor and some sweet bready yeast. A mild fruitiness lies in the background. Finish is pretty dry P- low to medium carbonation and light body. Alcohol definitely detectable and overall impression is light and dry. O- this is a good beer but it is very boozy. I usually order this because its cheaper than everything else Belgian sharp edge has on tap. really a great beer to experience if you want a good Belgian IPA. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-24-2008 00:45:2

Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
On tap at Sharp Edge Beer Emporium in Pittsburgh. Pours a cloudy, orange colored body with an inch thick, very creamy and dense, white head that takes forever to dissipate and leaves loads of lacing. Gorgeous. Aroma is floral and malty with a pleasant, banana Belgian yeastiness, and a good amount of citrusy hops. Some coriander and pepper along with some fruity esters and a bit of candy bread. Flavor is soft and sweet with a good amount of spicy hops. Fairly sweet malts up front with a hint of bread. Lots of banana and Belgian yeast come in with a smooth coriander, pepper spice before plenty of dry hoppiness comes in. Some grass with a moderate bitterness and fairly sweet in the finish as this completely dries and leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium to full body and creamy with a very light feeling carbonation. Overall, a pretty cool beer. Lots of hops in a Belgian ale with a solid malty sweetness. Not a lot of carbonation and an almost full body add to the sweetness, but help balance the bitterness nicely. I like this a lot. Not bad at all and cool to have as this place’s house beer.

deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle. Poured maize with an off-white head. Aroma had a bit of everything, malts (grain), hops (citrus and floral) and yeast and a bit of an underlying spice, perhaps cinnamon. Flavor began subdued with sweet hops and ended with a bitter citrus finish.

SaintMatty (7362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2009
Draught (Poatersgat, Brugge) - Amber with a creamy head. Hoppy and fruity aroma with a hint of spice. The taste is very hoppy and bitter, but with a noticeable fruity element. Grapefruit and caramel are detected in the taste along with a hint of spicy malt.

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