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Vampire Pale Ale - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
76
okay

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 33.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 10-13-2012)
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mheberger
4.75/5  rDev +47.5%

Picked this up for $4.99 at the Richmond, CA Grocery Outlet. The label is awful, but it's from an actual Belgian brewery, so worth a try, right? I thought it was a fantastic brew, and went back and bought a bunch more.

Appearance: Poured into a chalice, golden, almost clear just slightly cloudy, nice white frothy head. No yeast in the bottle, so it's not bottle conditioned.

Aroma: Belgian ale esters, fruity, spicy.

Flavor: Complex, nice firm bitterness, fruit and spice in spades. Really pleasing. A bit of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: spritzy carbonation, lively.

Overall: Basically everything I'm looking for in a Belgian golden ale. Will keep my eye out for more offerings from this brewery.

mheberger, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of predikit
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

This was sitting by itself, the bottle seemed a bit silly, but even so I picked it up.

Pours a deep amber with a fluffy white head, that dissipates very slowly, leaves minimal lacing behind.

The smell hints of citrus and sweet malt, bread and some herbal or floral notes.

The taste is very interesting. Can't say I've tasted anything similar to this in any other brew, I honestly couldn't put a name to it. Hints of clove, there is a bit of concoction of spice in this that I can't pick apart, the bite from the hops shows up at the end, is fairly mild. The alcohol presence shows up at around the same time. Bitterness takes on a slight soapy feel to the flavor, but doesn't last too long.

This is fairly light bodied but is extremely fizzy, almost soda-like carbonation.

Good to try, but I don't think I would pick this over something new.

predikit, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of azathot
4.25/5  rDev +32%

azathot, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of chefdave37
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

chefdave37, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of todesengel135
4.25/5  rDev +32%

todesengel135, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of BrewCrew2010
3/5  rDev -6.8%

BrewCrew2010, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of sillyhed8
4/5  rDev +24.2%

sillyhed8, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of jmathis
2/5  rDev -37.9%

jmathis, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Kelp
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Kelp, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of TheDrunkenDeer
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

TheDrunkenDeer, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of roblowther
3.74/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

roblowther, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of jwg782
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

jwg782, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

FadetoBock, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of vickersspitfire
4.1/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

vickersspitfire, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of swgwilt
3/5  rDev -6.8%

swgwilt, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Stugotzo
2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

Stugotzo, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Drknight, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

Gurn13, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Packard
4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

Packard, Dec 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

BeerMeBrah, Dec 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

asweet, Nov 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

twelveinches, Nov 15, 2013
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1/5  rDev -68.9%

Netdigger2, Nov 04, 2013
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1/5  rDev -68.9%

Stum-pub, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -6.8%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
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Vampire Pale Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
76 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.