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Witches' Brew - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerbuddha on 10-17-2007)
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Reviews by Digimaika2:
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(4.0) A: Hazy golden colour with a tall and large-bubbled foam head. Very good retention and outstanding lacing down the glass as this one really clings.

(4.0) S: Wheat grass, banana, apricot, pineapple, cloves, bubblegum, and cotton candy. Solid mix of aromas with a noticeable sugary candy aroma that is pleasing to the nose. Have to dig a little bit to find some of the aromas but they are inviting when found.

(3.5) T: Similar to aroma with quite a dominant sweet taste and less of a focus on the bitter and dry qualities. Very ripe banana and sugary bubblegum are examples of the sweet with the grasses presenting some contrasting bittering qualities. Perhaps a little too focused and not all that dynamic in the taste profile, nonetheless still very tasty.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a moderate-high carbonation. Solid oily texture with a bit of grainy chewiness.

(3.5) D: Glad I had an opportunity to try this. Not as varied in the taste profile as I would prefer but still a solid Tripel and one that I would recommend trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 05:34:15 | More by Digimaika2
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Appearance - Gold colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Cloves, breads/grains, grapes, corn, a mustiness

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, cloves, and a musty grape flavour. There is also a corn flavour and a touch of vanilla.

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A: Hazy golden orange with huge fluffy head with decent retention. Lots of visible carbonation, and nice lacing.

S: It's Belgian! Yeasty, malty, and spicy aroma with hints of dark fruits, citrus, and candied sugar. But, the smell is not overpowering or overly bold.

T: Yeasty taste up front. Fruity esters layered within the malt and lot of spiciness- cinnamon and nutmeg especially. The fruits are complex- raisins, figs, grapes, pears, citrus. The malts are bready and sweet. A slight booziness at the finish. Not funky at all.

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Witches' Brew from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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