Atomium Grand Cru | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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160 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): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAngel on 03-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Photo of khmel
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy copper. Fluffy, tall, white head that lasts a while fading to a rocky head.

Smells doughy malt, floral, funk, honey and hints of citrus and spice.

Tastes malty and honey. Floral, fruity, apple, raisin, touch of citrus and spice finish is semi dry with a light floral bitterness and malt. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Bdubz94
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium golden color. A large head leaves nice lacing. The head stays around for quite a while. Smells very malty and bready with hints of banana and possibly other fruits. Tastes similar to the aroma with a hint of crispness. The crispness and carbonation on top of the malt backbone really make this beer. Although there are better Belgian beers out there, this is one I certainly enjoy. Very smooth for 8% ABV with just the right amount of mild fruity tones.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big rocky head invites. Aromatics got the fruits going mostly. But the taste delivers a bit of a wild ale full of flavors I didn't smell. The mouth subsides quickly and actually ends creamy and, for me, a bit spicy. But the overall effect is good: a ride, but I suspect this yeast can be different in different years. But that's OK: I look forward to finding it again.

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Photo of chinchill
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle in Oregon.

Large tan head over a hazy copper body.

Medium body and carbonation.

Fruity aroma suggests a multitude of both dark dried fruits and soft ripe fruits. plus some spices.

The nicely complex flavor largely follows but with lower spiciness. Date, fig and dried plums are all present.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There is a dryness to this ale that makes it extremely inviting, yet at the same time some sweet malt, bread and a touch of bitterness on the taste profile that adds a really complex pallette of flavors. A little pepper and spice with a honey note. Really solid, and goes well with food.

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Photo of arini10
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwc215
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed medium golden with a tint of orange. A thin, wispy head leaves trailing spotted lace.

The smell is of melon, banana, clove, cotton candy, caramel and lemongrass. Pretty robust.

The taste is of clove honey, melon, banana, bubbelgum, and a touch of lemongrass. Some alcohol shows in a peppery, warming way.

Smooth medium body.

A well-made, enoyable, sweet-leaning Belgian Strong Pale Ale!

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Photo of Raynman
4.62/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the beer on tap. Golden color. Nice aroma with hints of orange. Very smooth to drink

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Photo of DanGeo
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
1.94/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Love Belgians, but this is not good.

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Photo of crow
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Illinasia
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glickj
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DGSchmitt
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zkoehn
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of ThomasRy25
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of stortore
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of PaigeMoLee
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of jdougherty
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of paulcdc
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Atomium Grand Cru from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.86 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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