A very good beer to begin with, add a bit of a sour twist and it just gets better. Taste is fleeting, chewy sweet, prior to a dry, light sour tartness. A lick of bitterness. Big, medicinal, boozy palate. Not overwhelming, though. Finish is dry, light tart, and fairly bitter. It is a big beer, but it has a fresh, natural feel to it, that makes it very drinkable. The smokiness in there, wherever it comes from, is a delight. Quality stuff.
Hazy yellow color, with a large, creamy, white head. Nice flavor, some good funk tones, sweaty socks, light sweetness, light dry dough, fine hay. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more tangy, light lemon citrus, subtle dough and sweaty funk. It feels like a succesfull relation between a German wheatbeer and a belgian blonde. Nice and special.
Rodenbach Rosso is a refreshing fruit beer based on the unique Rodenbach beers aged in oak barrels, partly macerated with full red fruits. It pours deep red with a small pink head. The nose is sweet, jammy, full of red berry, wood and light tang in the background. The taste is crisp, tangy, raspberry, cherry, jam, light tartness, candied fruit and sherbet with a dry finish. Mid to light body. Watery palate; Mouth feel is Rodenbach Grand Cru being infused with nice red fruits – very malty with notable grains, still very yoghurt and rich-winey and cider apples without too much vinegar. Fruits are mostly dark cherries, sour cherries, fairly light raspberries, and they compliment the Grand Cru pretty well. Good!…
The pour is a great deep ruby, with a wonderfully light pink head that fades down moderately quickly. Looks very beautiful. Aroma of sweet red candy, cherries (both sweet and sour), raspberries: very fruity and tart. Very well balanced aroma. Lightly bitter, moderately sour flavour. Quite tart flavour with some cherry flavour. Overall, a nice lambic with plenty of balance
Limited Beer Collection Hazy copper amber color with a nice off-white head. Aroma bit woods, sour, fruits, caramel. Taste is light sour, medium bitter and light sweet with some wood notes. Aftertaste: bitter touch, green grass, fruity notes, some banana, some orange peel
With roots dating back to 1295, St. Stefanus Blonde is the original abbey beer contracted to the Van Steenberge Brewery. St. Stefanus Blond pours a light golden color with a good head that stays, lacing the glass as you drink it. Aroma is nice and yeasty, notes of bubblegum, barnyard, sweet hay, mild cheese, sweet earth, light floral tones. Big, bready mouthfeel, sparkling carbonation, fizzy yeast. Flavor is big, spicy, and bready with notes of cereal, lemon, and tart grains. The flavor has the same with a very nice bitterness to balance. Very well done.
Authentic abbey ale, brewed for the well-known Averbode abbey since 2013.
Averbode is a blonde abbey beer of 7.5% ABV, dry-hopped and with a second fermentation in the bottle. Clear blond beer, huge rocky head like whipped cream, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma brings out dry crackery malts and lots of grains. Flavour brings out lots of yeast, sweet cereal malts, light dry hops, and champagne yeast. .