Brauwerij Van Steenberge – Augustijn Ale

Brauwerij Van Steenberge- Belgium

Augustijn Ale.     8% ABV.     11.2 oz. bottle.

Purchased at Whole Foods, Collegeville.

Hazy, honey-colored pour with very aggressive carbonation.  Thick, 1 ½” head was light with lacy foam and loose bubbles.  I’m surprised by the high amount of effervescence, curious to see how the mouth-feel will be.  Aroma has a lot of citrus and yeast with lots of bready malt.  Also has a hint of spice.

The flavor is very dry.  Belgian yeast dominates the flavor.  It still has hints of lemon and a little bit of orange.  Nice flavor, but doesn’t seem balanced… it’s a bit too dry to be a great Belgian.  The mouth-feel is bubbly, but not as much as I expected.  The body is on the lighter side.

Augustijn is decently drinkable, and would be a good summer beer.  There is a mild aftertaste that’s not entirely pleasant.  Augustijn isn’t bad, it’s just very average.

Total Score- B

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