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Witches' Brew - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
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 peensteen:
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden honey colour, 3 fingers worth of big fluffy white head, nice lace all the way down. Smell is fairly fruity, spicy belgian yeast, grassy hops, green apple and some bubble gum with a faint bit of alcohol. Taste is of green apple, fruity and a bit of spice as well, a little bit of spice, lightly sweet, medium hop bitterness, drying in the finish. Fairly high dry carbonation, medium body, good feel. Quite the nice Tripel, not terribly complex but still rather enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 18:02:01 | More by peensteen
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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $8

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.

Overall - Best before date is only a few months away, maybe the musty flavour isn't typical. Still a decent tripel just nothing mind blowing. It also has a touch of an adjunct type flavour to it. Not a repeat purchase for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 00:12:37 | More by spinrsx
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a red wine glass (traveling...had to make do).

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.

M: Body is substantial, but not heavy or thick. Lots of carbonation makes this prickly, in a good way. Some alcohol warming, and slightly astringent feel as it finishes.

O: A good example of a Belgian Tripel. The smell is nicely subdued, but offers a clear preview of the flavor. The flavor is bolder than the aroma, and while it is complex, and well ordered, the profile seems to follow a strange arc initially. Starts nicely goes to stratosphere in the middle, and then calms as it finishes....not a bad thing, but not expected. Overall, a good brew, and one worth sampling again.

Serving type: bottle

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S-clove, spicy, some citrus in there also
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M-high carbonation and creaminess with a medium body
O-was a great beer that I paid $4.99 for a 750ml bottle, and I knew I should have bought more

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Witches' Brew from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.