Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #14
Ranked #7,397
4.07 | pDev: 11.79%
Sunday at 06:58 PM
Oct 07, 2001
Notes: Belgian Strong Pale Ale, re-fermented with Bordeaux wine yeast
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
10/2/22 From bottle purchased at The Party Supply Store in Morgantown, WV. Beautiful deep amber color. Bubblegum, banana and hop at the end. Warms the body up well!
Sunday at 06:58 PM
Rated: 4.22 by Ricelikesbeer from Colorado

Aug 16, 2022
Rated: 4 by windowside from Germany

Aug 12, 2022
Rated: 4 by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

Aug 08, 2022
Rated: 4 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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
Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Iamaskier from Idaho

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.22 by cold_beer

May 23, 2022
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by donzilake from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.09 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 4 by allenson21 from New York

Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.05 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Dec 18, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 4 by edthehead from New York

Dec 02, 2021
Rated: 2.92 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Nov 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Ladiloque from Italy

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by Techichi from Texas

Sep 26, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by micada from New York

Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 3.51 by simonrgilbert57 from California

Aug 30, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by Jakepitbull from New York

Aug 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 3.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jul 24, 2021
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Rated by eatsluggs from Oregon

4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Drank it in my garage in an Piraat cup, as we were packing to move to Fl.
Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by arini10 from Oregon

Jul 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.53 by Daneve76 from Australia

Jun 16, 2021
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.35 by Saraiva from Portugal

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by ZombiePlus from California

Mar 26, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by kodt from Illinois

Mar 25, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Mar 18, 2021
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