Vampire Pale Ale | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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53 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by KansasBeerLover on 10-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
29.92%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.94/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, fruit, and slight cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit, honey, spice, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but there are some cardboard qualities that make this one seem a bit old.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of impending
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

B-

750ml into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear shiny copper penny, dense egg cream colored head slow to recede, clumping froth remains behind, excellent lacing. gorgeous

Aroma is powdery yeast and confectioner sugar, light skinned fruits in the background along with a phenolic musk.

Taste too is yeasty and fairly sweet. Unripened apricot, a pear and some honey. Low bitter, low dry. Hint of zinc at the tail end of the finish. Relatively thin bodied but a touch cloying nonetheless.
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jd

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3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Corked and caged 750 ML Bottle no best by date.

Clear amber colored all with a tall puffy white head.

Smells on the sweet side with lots of honeysuckle and and coriander. Herbs and pepper in the hop aroma. Smells slightly soapy.

Starts out sweet and flowery in the mouth, fairly mild flavor, no blood tasted. Softy powdery yeast flavor with a good coriander after taste. Herbal and floral tasting this is quite mild and the alcohol is completely hidden.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty mild ale. What this lacks in complexity it gets back in user friendliness.

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3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly. Very slight spotty lacing, mostly retreats back into the body of the brew post-haste.

S: Yeast, lemon rind, honey, and clove.

T: Sourdough with a slight hop, accentuated with lemon zest, and dish soap.

M: Light body, with a bit of a floral character.

D: Sessionable

Atmosphere is okay. Fair head, and slight lacing. Nose is yeasty and citrusy with sweet and savory spice accentuates...characteristic of the style. Sourdough with lemon hints, but a bit of a soap palette and an overall floral overtone. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Vampire Pale Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.61 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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