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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
With its 7.0% alcohol by volume, Vampire Pale Ale is somewhat higher in alcohol content than regular ales, but its not overpowering like the name might suggest. Instead its alluring color and aroma envelop the ever-present hops and fruity esters that leads you craving for more and more. Like all living ales, Vampire Pale Ale will continue to improve with age.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14604) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy gold with a 4 finger foamy white head. Aroma is primarily yeast/spice. Quite a bit of various fruit esters. Bubble gum through tropical fruit. Med body or better. Flavor matches the aroma. Its complex in a light fruity way. Definitely Belgian ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear oorange with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, yeast and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, fruitiness and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13810) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle - Fruity and banana esters. Cloudy gold with a thin head. Lemon, honey, fruity esters, very high carbonation and yeasty finish. A decent Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13171) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle shared by tia & HopTsing at the 22nd Richmond Gathering. Slightly hazy orange, thin fizzy off-white head, fair retention. Aroma of smoke, earth, caramel. The taste is caramel, yeast, stone fruit. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11011) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Musty lemon, coriander, and malt aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Lightly dusty/yeasty lemon malt flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9912) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Smitty. Clear medium gold, bubbly white head that leaves an early ring of lace. Aroma is light cooked pineapple and sweet malt. The palate is the same, with lower sweetness/sugar than expected, which I appreciate. A fairly plain and simple Belgian blonde, but theres nothing wrong with that sometimes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9679) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy blonde with a huge foamy white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a nice Belgian yeast presence and a carbonated finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2012
750 thanks to Craig. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A sweet fruity light hop nose. A sweet lemon and caramel mix, light floral hops. A peppery bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (8409) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Aged for an uncertain amount of time, a year at least. Cloudy deep golden with a thin rocky white head. Lovely bouquet of Belgian pale ale aromas, featuring pear, apple, white grape, fleshy pithy citrus and a somewhat corny undertone. Fleshy and dusty flavor like an authentic Belgian pale. Lots of pear and apple flesh, a bit of funky fruity yeast, a light bit of grape, and a corn/hay malty undertone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7676) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden with a a bubbly white head that foams up quite a bit. Aroma is that of white grape juice, some yeasty dough. Flavor is unimpressive and dull with some tired white grape accents, some light lemony notes, a touch of yeast and raw dough. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it. This has been sitting on the shelf for several months - finally went on sale at $7.99 - glad I waited.

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