Augustijn Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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4.48/5 rDev +15.8%
A: Nice retention. Decent head Cloudy from loose yeast.
S: Smell of alcohol together with complex fruit and phenol. Some coriander and fruit esters.
T: Much better with 2nd bottle. First bottle must have been bad. Balanced flavor profile.
M: Good finish.
Very enjoyable second time. Will purchase again.
11-15-2012 02:26:34 | More by Twincrasher
4.43/5 rDev +14.5%
Poured into a chalice. Pours hazy golden with a big white head. Plenty of tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the side of the glass. The head retains very well for such a big beer. The aroma is bright. There are roasted malts, candi sugar, apples, pears, and citrus. There is that typical Belgian yeast aroma. The flavor is bready from the malts and the yeast and also mildly sweet. I also pick up those fruit flavors I found in the aroma, but not as strongly. The hops bring a subdued floral flavor to this beer as well as some balance. There is some tartness on the back end. The alcohol is masked in all those flavors. It's very well balanced. The body is medium with moderately high carbonation. The finish is crisp and slightly dry. This is a solid sipper. This is an excellent beer.
07-26-2012 23:25:57 | More by acevenom
4.18/5 rDev +8%
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating(04HD bottle code). Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head with fair retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a decent amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big apple, pear, orange zest, lemon, honey, herbal, clove, pepper, yeast spiciness, and light funkiness. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength and complexity. Taste of apple, pear, orange, lemon, caramel, honey, pepper, herbal, clove, and yeast spiciness. Slight fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apple, lemon, orange, pear, caramel, honey, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of malt sweetness and peppery spiciness; with great flavor complexity and balance. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick and prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Very smooth to sip on. Overall this is an excellent Tripel! Great flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to sip on. Highly enjoyable stuff.
07-22-2012 06:16:33 | More by superspak
4/5 rDev +3.4%
A - Pours a clear gold, moderate to high carbonation, tall and rocky white head that fades to a covering while leaving lacing on the side.
S - Spicy phenols, Belgian yeast, a bit of alcohol and esters.
T - Clean taste, light malt, a bit of pepper, a touch of pear, and finishes with a little alcohol.
M - Light, crisp, and refreshing.
O - Solid Belgian Tripel.
04-27-2012 23:58:48 | More by steelerguy
3.63/5 rDev -6.2%
Reviewing this one with a bit of a head cold, so may not be as accurate as it could be.
Pours a very nice yellow/orange color with a huge white head. A lot of carbonation, huge swirl of bubble coming up from the D at the bottom of my Duvel glass.
Malt and yeast are most prominent in the smell. Slight bit if fruit and spice in there as well.
Fruity, bit of citrus and maybe a hint of apple. Little bit of pepper in the back end, and has a bit of bite from the carbonation.
Nothing to complain about with how this one feels.
A nice example of the style. Goes down very easy, and has a nice flavor. While not quite up to my favorites of this style, this is one I'd happily have again.
03-04-2012 03:26:31 | More by Vixie
Augustijn Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.