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St. Stefanus - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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St. StefanusSt. Stefanus

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very good

205 Ratings
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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

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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

sansho, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

EmperorBevis, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

bradcochran1234, Sep 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Sspeer1, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

goblue3509, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

MisledTitan, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Conor, Sep 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

GreenEggsHam1, Mar 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

FINLANDski_1619, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

shehateme, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

BobbyOlson, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

johnny29er, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

swgwilt, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of dooger
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Great feel, nice taste. Good drink. The aroma does not do the taste justice. Good deep flavor but not overwhelming. Very good looking blonde beer, keeps head, and does not flat when sitting. Cant beat the lasting taste. Drink it cold. Better bite up front, then smooth at the end.

dooger, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of aasher
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%

750ml bottle, sharp graphics on the bottle and very classy.

This beer pours a light bodied, very highly carbonated bright light gold in color with a two finger white head that dissipated within a minute or two. It is very effervescent and appears as if it may be a little too carbonated. The nose is light, features pale malty sweetness, and a moderate amount of that Belgian bubblegum like yeast. The flavors follow suit. There is definitely more of that bubblegum, banana aspect going on. The flavors aren't bad, definitely on par for the style. It drinks light and with a lot of carbonation. It's a little spritzy. Overall this is a decent beer and a good representation of the style.

aasher, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours amber with a large fading head.
Nose shows doughy Belgian yeast, soft spicy phenols, caramel and candi notes.
More doughy notes as flavours along with caramel and more candi sugar characters. A little cloying.
Carbonation seems a tad excessive.

CrazyDavros, Jan 30, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml into a chalice. Gentle pour builds a one inch creamy head, which fades to a soapy cap. No lacing. The beer is a mostly clear mid-amber. The nose shows sour apple and apricot, with a bit of mustiness. Apricot, green apple, white grape, and a little toffee feature, with some hop bitterness in the finish. Spritzy, light-medium mouthfeel. Nicely drinkable beer.

MCDuhamel, Oct 06, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%

Drank from my Chimay Chalice

A - Pours a slightly cloudy and pale yellow colour with a terrific two fingered white head

S - Get yeasty, tropical notes, hint of banana and clove

T - Similiar to the nose yeasty, some tropical fruit, banana although a little more tangy, fairly sweet ,pepper and spice on the finish

M - Medium to fairly high carbonation and light to medium bodied

O - A nice refreshing Belgium ale that is enjoyable to drink. A little over carbonated but recommend you give it a try.

PolarBear3, Jan 13, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%

A: Pours into chalice a slightly hazy blonde color with a light orange tinge and a bubbly white head that settles at a relatively quick rate.

S: Some fresh and lightly roasted malt aromas and a touch of honey with some fresh apricot. Light and flowery hop aromas and light phenolics from the yeast round out the aroma.

T: Honey kissed apricots with a pleasant fresh bread flavor from the grains and from the belgian yeast. Light floral and spice from the hops give the beer more balance and drinkability.

M: Light to medium body with bubbly carbonation and mellow alcohol.

D: Interesting but not too complex. This beer got better as you got half way down the glass. It is refreshing with a somewhat sweet aftertaste but not cloying. Worth a try if you have not had this before.

scottbrew4u, Apr 21, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -3%

A) golden yellow, hazy, moderate carbonation
S) aggressive aroma chock full of fruit esters, green apples, oranges, spice; some malt and yeast, though a bit overpowered by the esters
T) first, and most importantly, the taste significantly improves as the beer approaches room temperature - what starts as overly hoppy/bitter (for the style and/or my taste for the style) finishes with what the aroma promised but failed to deliver upfront: sweet fruits, malt, yeast, and spice
M) some alcohol in the finish, which got more subtle as the beer warmed; light, creamy, and dry; fairly easy to drink despite alcohol presence... I'm done already?!?
O) fairly good, but far from outstanding; P.S. I could see this being described as a Light Tripel

mrsheeps, Jul 19, 2012
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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a German Pokal beer glass

Appearance - Medium golden and cloudy. Strong lacy 1cm head.

Nose - Clean. Medium intensity yeast, apples, bruised or stewed apples, cider apples, some tropical fruit, pinapple, mango. Brioche bread

Palate - Strong carbonation, malt, yeast, almonds, banana, mango. All in all not very intense.

Finish - A little bit too much carbonation, intensity is light but it makes for a refreshing blond beer. Good

irishpaulie, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%

Kind of a sporadic rating on this one, but it was damn easy drinking. A 750ml didn't last long at ALL.

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter thing. Copper/gold pour. some haze. Nice big white head, settled to a thick collar.

Aroma was light. Some yeast spice and banana....like tropical fresh banana I had in India. Soft. Some white pepper. Biscuit malt.

Flavor was a bit more structured than the nose, but it, too, was rather gentle. Which is not a bad thing, and probably better than I rated it. The flavors of banana and clove mingled well. A soft but noticeable hop zip was there. Biscuit, almost uncooked, was throughout. White pepper in the end. A slight touch of booze.

But really, this beer drank like a session. Really felt nice and went down like a $2 hooker...I'm guessing.

Mebuzzard, Jun 28, 2013
St. Stefanus from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.