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St. Stefanus | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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3.92/5
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301 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Fux on 03-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,937
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
301
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of The_Bujon
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Westmalle Chalice, nearest thing I could find.

Looks impressive on first settle, lovely semi hazy body with creamy head, which does stick around for a few slugs.

Aroma is actually quite alcoholic despite it not being overly strong. A touch of malt.

Taste is similar, malt is the overwhelming element, mixed with a bit of spiced fruit.

Feel is a little disappointing, too much effervescence and artificial sweetness leaves a dry tart tongue.

Overall, another very good that could have been excetional. Another Belgian which is borderline awesome, think I may be getting a little picky in my quest for the best!

That said still a million miles better than most craft beers available......think of tit this way, if a craft hoppy IPA get 4/5, then this would be 5!

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Photo of saboliver
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cellar release, June 2017. Opened in September. Amber/warm gold with a fairly dense head of medium depth. Fruity, malty notes. Sweet, full-bodied taste, with practically no bitterness and rich tangerine overtones alongside biscuity malt and perhaps toast. Relatively low carbonation for the style, making it ideal for my taste, though still a little too much 'froth'.

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Photo of Shanex
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I purchased the 33cl bottle in my local mall here in northern France do.

Poured into a St Feuillien chalice, pouring a massive head fading faster than Duvel and the likes.

Smells like Belgian yeast, some fruity notes, well balanced.

Overall this is a great beer that I'd purchase again since it's fairly available for us lucky to live south of Belgium, cheers!

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Photo of Treefig33
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knightgb
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shu_420
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davegray
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Macamah
2.55/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of s4s
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skaterdude97
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ant777uk
2.73/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Wow, it's signed on the bottle in ink, for when it came out of the cave.

This is definitely not Fosters.

Anno 1295

Perfect look, perfect head, not too bubbly.

Aroma, not that fruity, though very musky. Berries are prevelant, subtely.

Feel is a bit too frothy, though it was the first sip.

2nd sip also too frothy.

The taste unfortunately is not like a good Belgian beer. It's quite weak. A bit of a let down.

Lots of potential, the look and aroma and bottle are all great. Though not much taste. Mildly citrussy, too fizzy, not enough bitterness or sweetness. It is uninspiring and forgettable.

They obviously put lots of effort in, so I feel sad that it's not better, though I must be honest. many people will be affected by it's image and the fact that it is Belgian, and by it's look. Though it's not as good as it could be

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Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OlaB
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Clear orange color, gives of a medium top of head that disolves rather quickly, Lacings on the glas is decent

S: Caramel ,apples ,grapefruit,banana,yeast and cinnamon, very fresh and fruity smell

T&F: fruits, toast, malt sweetness , hop bitterness in the finishing,,i think the flavour was very good balanced, very fruity taste on it. much of the aroma is also to find in the flavour..Not to sweet and not to bitter highly carbonated, very drinkable.

O: I was suprised over how fresh and enjoyable this beer was . I sure would trie this one again. Very good taste and flavours on this beer. I would like seek out more beers fro brouwerij Van Steenberge

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Photo of Ottoj55
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice golden yellow color with white foam. Smells like pilsner malt, Belgian yeast character. Nice Belgian ale flavor, not aggressive, very similar to an Abbey Ale. Mouthfeel seems a bit dry and light with a crisp finish. Overall a good beer brewed in the vein of Trappist strong ales and trippels.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at cellar temperature from 330ml bottle into Duvel glass.

L) Pale light orange colour, cloudy, fair bit of yeast sediment. 3cm fluffy white head.

S) A fresh, zesty smelling beer. Belgian wit yeast in there, sweet oranges.

T) Fresh citrus flavour, balanced off with brown sugary sweetness. Malty background. Lots of things happening, all balances together nicely.

F) Quite strongly carbonated, a bit of bitterness. No lingering aftertastes.

O) This cost me £2.49 from Tesco supermarket and I have really enjoyed it, recommended.

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St. Stefanus from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 301 ratings
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