St. Stefanus | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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298 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Fux on 03-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
298
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
67
For Trade:
2
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Photo of kzoobeerguy
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeColorado
4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 8-2012 Can't read the brewmaster signature to well...Versele?

Poured a classic Belgian rocky pillowy head with massive carbonation.

Nose of tree fruit and bready yeast. Quite nice.

Taste was great...crisp and clean with similar notes from the aroma. Very enjoyable. Not as boozy as others which was nice.

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Photo of Ryan_Vogel
4.98/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best belgian blondes I have had. 750ml released in 06.2012. guy at store had marked it for 6.99.... oops!

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

Photo of rolltide8425
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of norrisk66
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bread, fruit, biscuit on the nose. It pours brilliant gold with a slight copper tint under a lacy, 2” pillowy head. The initial palate offers an array of fruit – peach and tropical light fruits with some over ripeness. A light sweetness form the malt hinting at bubble gum balances an earthy hop bitterness on the finish. Mdeium full body ahnd medium carbonation.

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Photo of FriarMickOnThePlateau
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cellar release Oct 2012, consumed March 2015. The taste was perfect once the giganto head subsided. The head lasted as long as the beer. Great lacing... however a bit over done. Really the only thing I can fault it for along with the haze, blonds should be clearer. Overall, this is a very clean and creamy blond and well worth the wait.

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Photo of jkhara12
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burnerdale
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffLynch
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I enjoy this beer a lot

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andyasp
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bshaw22
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is done pretty well for the style it's just hard for me to really like it because I'm not a big fan of the style. Esthery, yeasty...etc

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Photo of HopHead_
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thommo_nk
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DMZern
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chogm54
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled Nov 2013, I have cellared this for a year in an average 10 degrees C. Xmas eve 2014 - time to enjoy! There is a BB date of May 2015 on the bottle.

750bottle poured into a sherry glass.

L - burnt orange, clear, pours a 1cm thick creamy slightly lumpy head. Moderate head retention

S - bread malts and orange, all wrapped up in husky, earthy yeast odour, and spicy esters

T -- toffee malt tastes upfront, medium sweetness for style with some pepper and vanilla notes half way through. The end tapers off with increased acidity and sweetness wrapped up in apple and butterscotch.

F - feels a lot more watery than I expected, with a light body for style. Alcohol is more than the 7% suggests (maybe due to the cellaring).

O -Nice beer would a try - interesting flavours. But the watery texture is not well received.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JayNat
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

St. Stefanus from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.87 out of 5 based on 298 ratings.
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