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St. Stefanus Grand Cru - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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St. Stefanus Grand Cru
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 11-23-2012

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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 11
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Giggy
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fondyball20
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArmedsouthernEr
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdhilt
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours a five-finger cream head that lasts forever leaving a very good lace. Crystal clear pale amber color. Very good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet grass & lemon nose and flavor is tart fruit, spicy, slightly tart finish. Bottled 10-2012, $11.99 for a caged & corked 750ml bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH

Photo of djrn2
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JacketAudio
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of BlueMoon10
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of aswaller
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of firstlighthiker
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Snow81
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of crowbar540
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

75 cl

Pours a light grassy gold, slightly hazy, with two coarse inches of fluffy white head. Head dissipates slowly to a froth.

Smells of white wine, grassy malts, bretty yeast and coriander.

Tastes of white wine, bretty yeast, grassy malts, some mild citrus, a hint of fruity hop, and a bit of spice like coriander or lemongrass.

Full body with fluffy carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Pretty great pale Belgian, very tasty and nice body like you would expect. I've had a few better for sure, but this one is definitely worth a try and goes down easy. Hides its strength fairly well.

Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of beerguy36
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 8/28/2012. Pours fairly clear golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, light banana, pepper, clove, honey, bread, cracker, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester notes with a fair amount of malt balance; and good strength. Taste or pear, apple, grape, light banana, pepper, clove, bread, cracker, honey, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, bread, cracker, pepper, clove, floral, grass, honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors with a moderate malt balance; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a slightly slick, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong golden ale. All around nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors with light-moderate malt balance; and smooth and crisp to sip on for 9%. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of brewcrew76
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Fairly clear golden yellow with a thick cap of white foam that leaves a thin nice layer of foam behind.

S - Yeast esters, lemon, light bready malts with some fruity sweetness.

T - Fairly sweet with yeasty esters, candi sugar, earthy, honey, white grape juice and a weird fruit salad flavor.

M - Medium body and well carbonated. Finishes dry for how sweet it tastes.

D - Decent but I would not go out of my way to try it.

Photo of cowboy83
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of BeerImmediately
2.97/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great pop of the cork. Good pour - 3F of tightly bubbled white head over slightly cloudy pale yellow body. Tons of carbonation. Not so much lacing.

Lots of light, tart aromas - lemons, lime zest, light breadiness.

Thinner than expected on the palate, for a 9% Grand Cru. Lots of carbonation may have thinned things out? Quite effervescent. Flavors lead with the aromas - small tree fruits, mostly bitter. Some white grape - slight vinous quality. Would have liked more sweet.

Overall, meh. Was hoping for a richer experience. Not bad, just not worth the $$$.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

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St. Stefanus Grand Cru from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.