Waagstuk | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 08-02-2011

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of k3ve
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillCarrera
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 't Waagstuk in Antwerp, according to the other site this is the same beer as Tripel van de Garre but I can't confirm that, served in a big tulip glass.

A- Pours a clear golden color with an inch of creamy white head, nice retention and lacing.

S- Spicy and boozy, aromas of grain and bread, doesn't smell bad but isn't mindblowing.

T- The flavor is sweeter, a bit boozy but not as bad as I was expecting for its strength. Some pear, spicy pepper and clove, candi sugar, grain.

M- Full-bodied, smooth, warm finish, actually pretty drinkable.

O- Not a bad beer by any means, it's not my favorite style but this was an enjoyable beer, I'll definitely have this again next time I'm in Antwerp.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11% ABV Belgian Strong Pale Ale brewed for 't Waagstuk in Antwerp by Brouwerij Van Steenberge.

Pours a heavy, deep golden colour, almost syrupy. Very frothy meringue of white head that forms sticky, solid, clumping lacing. Fine carbonation. Looks heavy though—every bit its 11%.

Nose is pale, with sweet apple characters and a slight crisp sharpness. Very light, however, and not a lot of depth or complexity. It's not bad, but it's certainly missing something.

Taste is similar. Light and crisp flavours sit above a very heavy body, that releases lingering boozy fruit notes. Very dry and acerbic finish, almost tart and certainly very strong. It's not a great end, and you feel like each sip is an effort, but it's not bad.

It's a pretty half-assed Belgian in my opinion—way, way too strong for what it is, and the characters it can impart. It needs the complexity to justify the strength, and it just doesn't have it.

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Waagstuk from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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