Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
Ranked #14
Ranked #7,471
4.07 | pDev: 11.79%
Yesterday at 02:25 AM
Oct 07, 2001
Notes: Belgian Strong Pale Ale, re-fermented with Bordeaux wine yeast
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Photo of MrOH
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by MrOH from Malta

Clear light amber, nice white head, great retention, rings of lace
Floral honey aroma
Deep honey flavor, if you told me this was a mead, I wouldn't be too surprised, floral, herbal bitterness on the finish
Medium heavy bodied, could use some more carbonation
I feel like it needs to be a bit leaner to really make it work. The heavy body weighs it down

Yesterday at 02:25 AM
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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Iamaskier from Idaho

L: Foggy light orange body with a rough uneven head.
S: Sweet fruit esters; mostly just banana and cloves.
T: Upfront esters, with hints of bubblegum and banana bread. Then comes the hop backbone, bringing bitterness to the body. This is balanced by hints of cloves and a nice malty caramel finish.
F: Smooth with a dry finish. The alcohol is practically undetectable.
O: Wonderfully complex and balanced. Every attribute of this beer could be of a different style, but they’re somehow all together.

May 31, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by trevormajor from Ohio

12 oz bottle, 2021 vintage, poured into a snifter at 47 degrees F:
L - golden in color with a soft head that lingered
S - a bit of biscuit, coriander, banana
T - coriander and banana from the Belgian yeast, malt in flavor as well and boozy
F - soft, medium mouthfeel, minimal carbonation
O - very good beer for the style, nice clean soft taste

May 22, 2022
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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by donzilake from Ohio

Dark copper colored with a half inch of off white head. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of Belgian candy sugar and sweet light Belgian malt. I taste lightly sweet Belgian candy sugar and light malt. The mouth is dry, lightly boozy, and crisp.

Apr 03, 2022
4.09 by Sphagnicola from Belgium on Feb 27, 2022
4 by allenson21 from New York on Feb 27, 2022
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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by vinicole from England

Bottle conditioned. Hazy amber with a thick and lasting head.
Some yeasty spice with floral tendencies when smelt.
Taste imitates the aroma. Boozy. Ripe plantain present. Pepper, cinnamon and mild cloves.
Medium to full body with light carbonation.
Decent enough and a good representation of the style.

Jan 22, 2022
4.05 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Dec 18, 2021
4.03 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Dec 12, 2021
4 by edthehead from New York on Dec 02, 2021
2.92 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Nov 27, 2021
3 by prisdefer from New York on Nov 02, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Ladiloque from Italy

Clear opaque blonde. Huge thick head fastly receding (1min) into a thin cover which almost disappears (3mins).
Fresh delicate hoppy smell, grass and flowers.
Elegant bittersweet complex taste. Malt and hops.
Hardly perceptible carbonation (lots of incredibly tiny bubbles). Smooth. ABV hardly perceived. Light to medium bodied.
Extremely good.

Oct 28, 2021
3 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Oct 09, 2021
4.17 by Techichi from Texas on Sep 26, 2021
3.75 by micada from New York on Sep 05, 2021
3.51 by simonrgilbert57 from California on Aug 30, 2021
4.21 by Jakepitbull from New York on Aug 18, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Anders91 from California

Look: golden with an extremely thick fluffy white head, super carbonated

Smell: floral smells, yeast

Taste: follows the nose, also adds some nice malt, and a hint of banana

Feel: super smooth, lots of tiny bubbles

Overall: a really nice beer, but I like La Chouffe better

Jul 25, 2021
3.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jul 24, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by eatsluggs from Oregon

Drank it in my garage in an Piraat cup, as we were packing to move to Fl.

Jul 18, 2021
4.3 by arini10 from Oregon on Jul 12, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Part of a variety 6-pack $23.79 Tamuras 11.2oz bottle
Smell of cloves, bananas, oranges, coriander
Cloudy amber-brown color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of bananas, coriander, cloves, citrus, pepper, spices
Overall a great beer to just sip and enjoy all the flavors. Very well made

Jun 19, 2021
3.53 by Daneve76 from Australia on Jun 16, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Clear dark gold. One finger of thick white head with excellent retention.

Smell: Bubble gum, malt, yeast.

Taste: Bubble gum sweetness, some metallic bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full with high carbonation.

Overall: A spectacularly normal ale for the modern day.

May 21, 2021
4 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

Review 1508

My quest to get drink the beers of Fame continues with this beer. The beer is 45 degrees and served in a chalice. The pour created a lovely two-fingered head with excellent retention. The bright white frothy and creamy head left lacing on the glass slowly dissipated. The color is SRM 9, deep golden yellow with amber hues. The clarity of the beer is clear with lots of carbonation within. The beer has a straightforward appearance and on point with this style.

Initial aromas in the beer are cloves, bananas, bread, and phenolic. Nosing further I detect spicy hops, floral esters, pepper, oranges, subtle funkiness, a bit of damp basement, and toasty malts.

The flavors in the beer are phenolic, bananas, cloves, bready, floral esters, white pepper, oranges, earthiness, damp basement, toasty malts, and a touch of herbal.

The mouthfeel is warming and coating.

The body of the beer is medium-plus, medium carbonation, and a medium-plus finish.

A tasty Belgium beer, it does show some age on the beer. I do get a touch of cardboard. I bet this beer fresh is killer tasty. Overall a solid example of this style. Great beer with a rounded flavor profile.

May 03, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gajo74 from New York

Pours a slightly cloudy caramel color. A huge foam head retains for a lengthy period of time, yields lots of lacing.

The nose opens sweetly with notes of doughy and caramelized malts. Aromas of raisins, figs, honey, melon, grape and a touch of cinnamon like spices.

Opens sweet but with an effective dryness along with balancing peppery spices. Notes of caramel, bread crust, honey biscuit, white raisin, figs, grape, melon dark candi sugar. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and peppery spice. Sweet alcohol flavors add warmth and spice. There is an earthy and resiny bitterness throughout. The finish is smooth, semi dry and with some alcohol spice.

Medium to full bodied. The mouthfeel is smooth, fluffy and slightly syrupy, yet it has a dry edge that offsets this a bit. The carbonation is moderate to lively.

This was a very strong Belgian Ale with complex and bold flavors. More of a sipper but I enjoyed it.

Apr 16, 2021
4.35 by Saraiva from Portugal on Apr 10, 2021
4.35 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Apr 03, 2021
3.67 by ZombiePlus from California on Mar 26, 2021
4.17 by kodt from Illinois on Mar 25, 2021
4.16 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Mar 18, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Dark copper colored with a half inch of off white head. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of Belgian candy sugar and sweet light Belgian malt. I taste lightly sweet Belgian candy sugar and light malt. The mouth is dry, lightly boozy, and crisp.

Mar 13, 2021
4 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 06, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by rawbraves from Colorado

Very strong Belgian ale with a little too much carbonation for my taste.

Mar 05, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by backblast from Alaska

Belgian bread and yeast all over the place, sweet malt, sugar and notes of fruit and spice throughout. As was said before, seems a bit one note and I agree with that.

Feb 21, 2021
4.67 by MercInc from Wisconsin on Feb 16, 2021
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