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Atomium Grand Cru - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAngel on 03-14-2003)
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

jdougherty, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

paulcdc, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

TubaDan, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ralerwen, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

RblWthACoz, Jul 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Admbmb92, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BurdockBoy, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Canada_Dan, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Really pleasant and smooth Belgian ale. Copper/orange in color with high fluffy head, which fades to small creamy head with lots of lacing. Aroma is malt, with lots of bread, flowers, spice, fruit and barnyard smells. Taste is more of the same, smooth and buttery. Slick mouthfeel, long finish.

stevoj, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, 11JL bottle code. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon zest, peach, pear, apple, pepper, straw, grass, herbal, honey, bread, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, peach, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, straw, grass, herbal, honey, bread, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, peach, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, straw, grass, herbal, honey, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Fuzzycuffs, Oct 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +2.1%

Beautiful fine-grained foam on the the clear, golden brew. Poured into the tall Saxo tulip. Aroma of spicy fruit. Foam lasts to the very bottom of the glass.

Medium body. Malty with a fair amount of sweetness. a tang of lemons and honey. Yeasty with a slight drying sensation. Overall, this is rich and mellow, with that tart edge that keeps it from cloying.

Moderate alcohol taste with sweet pineapple. It's like a tropical mixed drink dosed up with bitters. So pleasantly aromatic with every mouthful. A great sipping beer that is yet another odd variation on Belgian themes. From the 12 oz bottle bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Phoenix.

mactrail, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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spointon, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Fr0stb1te, Jun 07, 2013
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Atomium Grand Cru from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.