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Vampire Pale Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Vampire Pale AleVampire Pale Ale

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75
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 34.92%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 10-13-2012)
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KansasBeerLover

Kansas

4.23/5  rDev +34.3%

Poured from a 750 bomber to a tulip glass.

A center pour gave 3 fingers of large bubbled head, which went to a partial thin head with minimal lacing. The ale is apricot color, a little cloud in the body.

Aroma is fruit and hops. Not overpowering.

Taste follows the aroma. Hoppy with fruit.

Mouthfeel is smooth. Flavor remains on the tongue and roof. A touch of bitterness, very little alcohol.

Overall this is a good brew, Not outstanding, but a very good beer.

10-13-2012 20:38:12 | More by KansasBeerLover
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

08-01-2013 00:13:29 | More by SuomiHobbit
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +27%

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williamjbauer

West Virginia

1/5  rDev -68.3%

10-31-2013 20:01:39 | More by williamjbauer
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +24.8%

750ml caged and corked bottle. Strange oral vampire illustration on the label - Mick Jagger would be proud, I think. The most appropriate offering I could find for this most hallow of weens.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden hue, with three fingers of roiling, puffy, and thinly puffy off-white head, which leaves some frizzy table-top cloud lace around the glass as it slowly wisps away.

It smells of sweet, somewhat pastry-esque pale malt, earthy Belgian yeast, some apple mush and Poire Williams fruitiness, and leafy, floral hops. The taste is semi-sweet drupe fruit - more apple and pear - with a sturdy, kind of bready pale maltiness, softened Low Countries yeast notes, and increasingly bitter (everything being relevant the key concept here) leafy, weedy hops. No evidence of the elevated ABV to be found as of yet.

The bubbles, bubbles, toil and trouble (my apologies to Sir Will) are actually average, which works just fine, of course, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, as some of that initially understated effervescence starts getting frisky. It finishes fairly off-dry, the fruity malt not fading too much, unlike the hops and other bit players.

A decent enough Belgian pale ale, the Transylvanian angle played out by the "Stay Pale" subtitle, as the remainder has nothing so hokey or pandering, just a nicely warming, fruity, yeasty pale ale. If a Twilight or True Blood kiddie happens upon this, and is accidentally introduced to the cornucopia of Belgian beer, then, um, good.

11-01-2012 02:38:17 | More by biboergosum
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jwg782

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

02-02-2014 12:44:35 | More by jwg782
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Florida

2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

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vickersspitfire

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +30.2%

This ale is a beautiful light golden color with a hazy body that deepens the center of the ale to a light yellow/brownish color. Its filled with carbonation and dressed with a nice white head that foams up to about two fingers and slowly thins out into a broken ring around the glass. There is some mild lacing to mark every sip you drink.
Grass, lemon and citrus fruits are present in the aroma; lemon zest and orange peel also come through.
Light and crisp on the tongue, the spices travel through your mouth revealing some coriander, apple malts and a slightly hoppy aftertaste-very slight I might add.
This is a light bodied ale and overall goes down well; its smooth and tasty…there are some sweet undertone that come through in the aftertaste.

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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -4.8%

11-03-2013 15:48:34 | More by jaydoc
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gopens44

Virginia

4/5  rDev +27%

11-07-2012 23:06:04 | More by gopens44
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Zorro

California

3.41/5  rDev +8.3%

Corked and caged 750 ML Bottle no best by date.

Clear amber colored all with a tall puffy white head.

Smells on the sweet side with lots of honeysuckle and and coriander. Herbs and pepper in the hop aroma. Smells slightly soapy.

Starts out sweet and flowery in the mouth, fairly mild flavor, no blood tasted. Softy powdery yeast flavor with a good coriander after taste. Herbal and floral tasting this is quite mild and the alcohol is completely hidden.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty mild ale. What this lacks in complexity it gets back in user friendliness.

03-16-2013 02:20:47 | More by Zorro
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -68.3%

11-03-2013 21:27:11 | More by Stum-pub
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Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -68.3%

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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +27%

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roblowther

Texas

3.74/5  rDev +18.7%

750 corked and caged, poured into a chalice glass. It pours a pale clear gold with a slight brown tint and a fizzy white head that dissipates without leaving any lacing. The smell is caramel, peanut butter, and oranges. Taste is biscuity and a bit grassy with a nutty aftertaste. The mouthfeel is VERY carbonated, which I love. Overall this is a pleasant beer without too much going on with it. It is likeable and solid in just about every way and extraordinary in none I can think of. It is in the mold of Duvel but Duvel does a much nicer job of it. Still, worth picking up for variety.

02-04-2014 00:11:02 | More by roblowther
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +19%

12-31-2013 15:41:31 | More by Drknight
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PaulD

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +34.9%

05-31-2013 23:32:14 | More by PaulD
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.46/5  rDev +9.8%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly. Very slight spotty lacing, mostly retreats back into the body of the brew post-haste.

S: Yeast, lemon rind, honey, and clove.

T: Sourdough with a slight hop, accentuated with lemon zest, and dish soap.

M: Light body, with a bit of a floral character.

D: Sessionable

Atmosphere is okay. Fair head, and slight lacing. Nose is yeasty and citrusy with sweet and savory spice accentuates...characteristic of the style. Sourdough with lemon hints, but a bit of a soap palette and an overall floral overtone. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

10-27-2013 01:21:40 | More by bmwats
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Vampire Pale Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
75 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.