Witches' Brew
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #102
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,692
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 11.05%
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
232
From:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
 
Belgium
Avail:
Fall
Wants
  13
Gots
  27
SCORE
87
Very Good
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3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an almost clear pale to medium amber producing a huge 3+ finger, foamy, moderately lasting, white head that leaves wisps & webs of sticky lace. Aroma is Belgian candy sugar sweet with notes of honey, candy apple followed by pear, peach & spice, clove, doughy breadiness, faint herbal & grassy hops. Taste is a more robust version of the nose: sweet with honey notes, yeasty white fruits, spice/pepper & cobbler dough. The herbal & bitter hoppiness take a back seat as is expected of the style. Alcohol is prominent in warmth & bitterness but exhibits little booziness. Sweet finish rapidly transitions toward a semi-dry, bitter & somewhat astringent aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with medium-heavy carbonation, syrupy, even a little sticky, but smooth & creamy with a little spicy pepper & less dryness than is typical of the style. A solid & very good triple but because its divergences in style runs short of excellence.

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S-clove, spicy, some citrus in there also
T-Clove, spice, slight malt that leads to a spicy warming aftertaste, with some hop bitterness in that leads to a spice finish
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O-was a great beer that I paid $4.99 for a 750ml bottle, and I knew I should have bought more

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Witches' Brew from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 232 ratings