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Augustijn Grand Cru - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 04-27-2002)
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rrski198

Georgia

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Color is a pale yellow/orange. Massive white head with two textures of foam. The foam sitting on the beer has a bunch of little bubbles that transition to the center of the glass where a huge meringue like head sits. I poured the beer 10 minutes ago and it is still quite visible.

S: Earthy, funky, lemon. Almost sour or DMS like corn adjunct scent. Sort of like a pilsner with Belgian yeast. Very odd.

T: Sour, funky Belgian yeast. Flavor profile of a tripel and a saison. Can't get over the sour....it's good, but unexpected. It coats the mouth and finishes with the heat of the alcohol, mild bitterness and malted grain and corn.

M: High carbonation which leads to a spicy, full mouthfeel. The heat form the alcohol lingers and burns the gums.

O: So this beer just didn't smell right. Bizarre. The flavor however was awesome. I really enjoyed it and thought that for a 9% it was easily drinkable and all the flavors were great.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 01:24:07 | More by rrski198
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

06-01-2013 01:15:49 | More by JJStorm
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Luiz0930

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-31-2013 05:52:01 | More by Luiz0930
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desint

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-24-2013 11:19:33 | More by desint
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-17-2013 01:32:07 | More by dmorgan310
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Stugotzo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-07-2013 21:41:21 | More by Stugotzo
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quirk6

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-03-2013 01:43:49 | More by quirk6
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-01-2013 00:02:03 | More by schopenhauerale
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-30-2013 03:10:23 | More by jkball01
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-25-2013 01:12:09 | More by Janeinma
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-18-2013 20:13:58 | More by browniewithnuts
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33 cL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a clear yellow (slightly golden) with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch frothy white head. Good retention.
S: Citrus, belgian yeast, and some candi sugar. There is something here that also makes me think pilsner...which is odd.
T: Pretty much follows aroma. I think it's the hop character that is making me think pilsner.
M: Light body. Slightly oily feel. ABV is well hidden.
D: Fairly average offering here. I bet it was a hell of a beer back in 1295 though...

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 02:51:14 | More by mwilbur
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-09-2013 23:28:38 | More by JDavidRice
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aranton

New York

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-27-2013 00:40:54 | More by aranton
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brin611

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-16-2013 04:35:51 | More by brin611
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Curvy and stubby brown 330 ml bottle served in a De Koninck goblet.

Appearance: Pale gold-amber color with like loads of tiny carbonation bubbles like a champagne. A creamy, durable bone-colored head that thoroughly coats the glass with sticky, whitish lace.

Smell: It is a bit faint and slightly musty, but overall appealing, with a fairly solid earthy grain base and nice fruitiness.

Taste: Fruitiness initially dominates and lasts into the aftertaste, but a nice light baked bread quality is as obvious by the finish. Hints of herbs, light honey, pears, and faint spices. A slightly metallic quality noticed early on seem to disappear with warming (and more tasting).

Feel: This beer has a remarkable lively yet soft feel, and is creamy smooth with a body that is nicely full for style.

Overall: High drinkability and exceptionally pleasant, thanks in part to the very well hidden 9.0% ABV, a slightly bitter/tart balance, and a truly great mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 21:47:08 | More by chinchill
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shick1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

03-11-2013 16:00:45 | More by shick1
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-24-2013 15:16:19 | More by jduprey007
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An always welcomed light phenol phunk floats in the air upon pouring this murky orange brew. Head is thick and resilient with the last of the foam out of the glass slowly flowing at it's own glacial pace.

An array of light fruits play into a world sweet bubble gum, cotton candy and Belgian yeast. A second whiff scores some faint medicinals and barnyard.

Piquant light fruits and spices fill the palate. Butterscotch, a touch of grain, and a simple but lingering hop bitterness makes for a pleasing finale.

Medium bodied with a delectable creaminess and just enough spicy alcohol heat to let you know despite it's calm demeanor, this is a big beer that holds its own in any arena.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 20:59:41 | More by stephens101
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +16%

02-12-2013 23:23:52 | More by VALIS666
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Hunter

Arizona

4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Lovely pale gold/yellow color, minimal carbonation. Thick pillowy head of white foam, minimal lacing pattern.

Smell: Unfortunately, poured into a glass with it's own distinct smell. So I'm having to go by the bottle itself to get any fair assessment. Light notes of citrus, spice, grass, honey.

Taste: Taste reinforces the aroma. Very light on the palate, despite the high alcohol content. Candi sugars, subtle spice, lemon notes, light hops. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: The alcohol comes out here more than the taste. Scouring, bracing, but not overbearing.

Overall: I'm pleased with this one. sometimes I think the Belgians can do no wrong when it comes to beer, and this is no exception. I will be coming back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 23:42:35 | More by Hunter
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birddawg


3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-06-2013 18:21:56 | More by birddawg
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TheSixthRing

California

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a semi-cloudy pale yellow with a white, pillowy 3-finger head. Great retention. Lace clings in thick bunches around the side with great stick.

Smell - Sugared banana. Faint clove. A touch of lemon.

Taste - Sugary, fruity esters upfront. Less banana on the tongue than in the aroma. Moderate character of green apple and mellow lemon. Hits on clove spice near the finish, then turns somewhat metallic in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Close to full body, with ample and lively but soft carbonation. Smooth.

Overall - A pretty mellow Belgian strong. I really enjoyed this one. Probably not something I'd want to session, but I'd surely buy it again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 04:07:46 | More by TheSixthRing
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-03-2013 02:58:55 | More by randylangford
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mndlssphlsphr

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-29-2013 12:39:56 | More by mndlssphlsphr
Augustijn Grand Cru from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.