Over The Edge | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OWSLEY069 on 10-21-2007

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by dogma33:
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A goblet served at the Pittsburgh-St Clair St. location.

A: The belgian IPA is golden, hazed enough to be opaque. The ale is well carbonated, even if the head never amounts to much.

S: The ale is advertised as the hoppiest Tripel. I'm not sold on that, but it does have a sharp hoppy bite. Tripel sweetness, candi sugars and all, are a sweet contrast to the hops.

T: Plenty of hops, just as you'd expect for a Belgian IPA. The IPA side is floral and earthy, bitter in all the right ways. Tripel flavors are exceedingly sweet, with candi sugars and ample booze. The intersection of tripel and IPA, as with most Belgian IPAs, is inspired, a confluence of sweet and bitter flavors.

M: The mouthfeel combines sharp hops and boozy strong tripel flavors. What more do you need?

D: I went with one glass (we were on our way to the BA Gathering), but wouldn't have minded another glass though. One caveat, as with all prices at Sharp Edge, it is a little pricey.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of BigBry
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A logoed goblet of the house brand at the Pittsburgh location.
Golden color, slightly hazed, small white head. Nice aromas with some candy sugar sweetness and full hop kick. Lots of hop flavor. Not really strong, burning hop bitterness, more earthy and herbal. Sweetness to balance, some yeastiness. The mouthfeel was full from the carbonation, like a tripel, and some tangy hop aftertaste. A good example of the style, would have stuck with this one (a bit too high alcohol level for a sessional) and too many other options available.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

House beer for Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh. Pours a clean yellow, with a white head. Aromas of a Belgian candy sugar, Belgian yeast, and a small hop presence. In the taste, a dry sweetness, yeasty and a small hop in the end. A small bitter mouthfeel and a dry hoppy aftertaste. Kind of like Duvel with hops, hides the ABV well, and is somewhat refreshing. Easy to drink and tasty.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over the edge, ontap at the Sharp Edge (Brasserie)

A. Poured into a chalice. Cloudy yellowish orange with lace.

S.Light in the nose. Quite fruity and floral.

T. Noble hopped to the extreme!
Belgian style malt body which balances wonderfully. Bitter fruit. Simple and solid.

M. Punchy, medium bodied.

D. Very fine brew here. As the beer warms the malt takes over a bit. Belgian inspired Tripel/IPA worthy of partaking.

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Photo of Deuane
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Deep golden yellow with a diminishing white head

S-An earthy floralness and a slight fruitiness in the background.

T-Musty yeast with a bit of peppery hop crispness. A very different and bit odd flavor. Not all negative though...just takes a bit getting use to.

M-Sharp and crsip...very nice.

D-Good, but the hops a wrong for me, plus the musty flavor was a bit of a turnoff.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Cylinsier
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Pours a hazy honey gold with white suds for a head.

Apple and citrus aroma with coriander and bretty yeast tartness.

Apple and citrus fruit over grassy malts and notable grapefruit hops.

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

A pretty good ale that marries Belgian yeasts and malt flavors with the American hop infatuation. Definitely worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy golden color topped by an inch of head that sheets the chalice

Smell: Bready, with spicy yeast phenols and grassy hops

Taste: Opens with a bready flavor that adds a white pepper and grassy hop character by mid-palate; the hops continue to build in bitterness after the swallow, though there is some residual sweetness that lingers

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: A nicely crafted bitter Belgian

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Photo of sholland119
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received in trade with IBUlover. Thanks, Nick.

A-Pours a clear golden yellow with a thin white head.

S-Pronounced scent of Belgian yeast with a moderate hop presence.

T-Very nice. Starts moderately sweet with a Belgian yeastiness and white pepper taking over in the middle. Finishes with a very sharp pine hop bite.

M-Crisp and a bit dry with a lingering bitterness.

D-Not sessionable really due to high ABV and very powerful hop finish.

A very nice beer. I would not have thought it was a tripel as much as a Belgian IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this several times on-tap at sharp edge but never found it on BA. This is actually a Belgian IPA much like Piraat.

A-typical for a strong Belgian pale on-tap. mildly cloudy straw yellow body with a creamy white head. Head fades to a thick collar and leaves some lacing behind in the glass.

S- floral hops, phenolic esters, and a mild fruitiness.

T- flavor is much like the smell. Quite alcoholic with a nice hoppy (mostly floral) flavor and some sweet bready yeast. A mild fruitiness lies in the background. Finish is pretty dry

M- low to medium carbonation and light body. Alcohol definitely detectable and overall impression is light and dry.

D- this is a good beer but it is very boozy. I usually order this because its cheaper than everything else Belgian sharp edge has on tap. really a great beer to experience if you want a good Belgian IPA.

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Photo of Boto
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draught @ Sharp Edge Creekhouse. This one poured a hazy, golden color. It had a HUGE white head: the bartender had some problems getting it to pour. She poured a couple of glasses to let the head settle and combined them to get me one glass. The head did leave lots of lacing. The aroma was a bit milder than I would have expected, even after warming a bit. Wheat, slight spice, floral and faint fruits to the nose. The taste is slightly tart, and a touch dry. Bready, wheat, background fruits and spice. Interesting and good.

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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thecheapies
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in its appropriate glassware.

Cloudy tangerine glow with a sticky sudsy head. Laces very well. 4.0

Yeasty strong pale aroma with white grape must and a kiss of hops. 3.5

Nutty yeast dominates along with an intriguing spicy, herbal hop element. Firm bitterness with fruitiness. Apples and pears and almonds and peaches in the bag. Finishes spicy, nutty, and with booze. 4.0

Juicy body with a dryness. Mild carbonation that can't match up to the hop bitterness. 4.0

A solid Belgian IPA/tripel crossover, brewed especially for my local bar/restaurant. When you're in town, stop down and order one. 4.0

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Over The Edge from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 28 ratings