Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine and select auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Atomium Grand Cru - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Not Rated.
Atomium Grand CruAtomium Grand Cru

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

79 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 79
Hads: 151
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 17.71%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAngel on 03-14-2003

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (92) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 26-50 | 51-75 | 76-100  | next → last
Reviews: 79 | Hads: 151
Photo of ABCJiugui
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Deep Ellum, in atomium chalice/goblet.

A- big rocky, 2-3 finger foamy head, retains to 1/2 finger or less, lacing is somewhat clumpy, but consistent in patches, clinging to the glass in larger bubbles. Straw golden, catches the light really well, fairly clear.

S- Poached pears, a little buttery, maybe fermented corn, preserved peaches. Very fruity nose overall, like a pleasantly mild mixed alcoholic fruit cocktail.

T- Fruity sweetness, very present, but not overpowering- overall pretty balanced and soft. Some butteriness, can't detect any real hop bitterness at all. Very pleasant to drink- finish is smoooth, fairly dry.

M- Smooth, initially think it's pretty full bodied, but it's delicate, with very little carbonation, leaving one feeling it's actually a bit thin. Overall, really really soft on the tongue and going down.

Overall, I was very happy with this beer- reminded me of don de dieu with its fruity profile, but with less carbonation. Had 2 glasses and was really surprised at the ABV- VERY well hidden, almost no sense of it until later when it takes effect. Definitely would get again on tap.

 1,132 characters

Photo of RedBeerchetta
4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the Monk's Cell at The Publick House. Nice copper color with not much of a head. Nothing noteworthy about the nose. Served in a goblet (off brand). But the taste was something unusual for a Belgian strong. There's an earthiness about it that I really enjoyed. It's much more complex than, say, Tremens, and stands out from something like Duvel without being odd or out of style. It's "discretely unique", I guess is how I'd put it. One of my favorite Belgian Strong Ales.

 492 characters

Photo of rmcandre
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Huge head. It took an impatient five minutes to pour this beer. The beer is honey colored and slightly turbid.

S: Fruit and yeast.

T: Sweet, fruity, and slightly yeasty.

M: Bubbly and thin.

D: Like it or not this is an interesting beer. It is a unique brew that will not bore.

 292 characters

firstprev| 26-50 | 51-75 | 76-100  | next → last
Atomium Grand Cru from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.