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St. Stefanus - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Fux on 03-08-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

dryndantheman, Friday at 10:05 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Nice Belgian pale ale. Light and fresh.

Soly, Friday at 06:16 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Rhody1, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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SF_Posse, Aug 29, 2014
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admh1972, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

ordybill, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Glenney67, Aug 19, 2014
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PrendUnVerreDeBiere, Aug 17, 2014
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WoodBrew, Aug 14, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

Synapstic, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

drummerguy, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

StephenGash, Aug 05, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium burnished golden amber with a one finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Nice aroma of light stone fruit, Belgian yeast, caramel malt, clove. Flavor follows, with caramel malt, stone fruit and light citrus, clove, hints of banana, starts semi-sweet, but finishes dry with a bit of astringency from the clove. Medium bodied with active carbonation. A nicely made Belgian pale ale with good fruit and light malt flavors, good transition to the dry finish, perhaps a bit astringent in the finish. A crisp, tasty Belgian froma brewery that makes some of my favorite ales (Piraat and Gulden Draak). Always a pleasure.

LiquidAmber, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

vinylrooster, Aug 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

EricaWestfahl, Aug 01, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%

St stefanus

St Stefanus has a nice cloudy amber appearance with a healthy , vigorous stream of carbonation rushing up the centre of my Duvel tulip glass. The head starts off big but recedes gradually. Excellent lacing.

The aroma is dominated by slightly funky Belgian yeast. Caramel, banana and white grapes are all suggested. Every time you go for a sip you breathe in that inviting aroma beforehand and detect something slightly different from the last time.

The taste is of yeasty goodness. Slight suggestion of marmalade. A rich, spicy, sweet, complex taste with a bit of bitterness making it very well balanced dry finish. Excellent tasting beer!

Overall, a really enjoyable spicy, yeasty dry Belgian beer. Amazing to me that it's only 7% as it tastes more like an 8% or above Belgian Strong Pale Ale.

My level of enjoyment of this beer was right up there with a Duvel, Delirium Tremens or Brigand.

My percentage rating would be 94/100.

LagerCognoscenti, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Faroveryonder, Jul 27, 2014
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TheFugerIsNow, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Sellen, Jul 23, 2014
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St. Stefanus from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.