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From the cellar: Van Steenberge Augustijn (St Stefanus) Grand Cru

Van Steenberge Augustijn Grand Cru

ABV: 9% Origin: Ertvelde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Flanders Website: First published: 5 February 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit.

Augustijn Grand Cru is still available from Van Steenberge, […]

Van Steenberge Beermania Mea Culpa

Beer sellers: Beermania

ABV: 6.5% Origin: Ertvelde, Oost-Vlaanderen Website:,

Van Steenberge Beermania Mea Culpa

Nasser Eftekhari had been tasting, discussing and selling specialist Belgian beer in his comprehensive Beermania beer shop in Brussels for over 20 years when he commissioned his first own label brand in 2007. He was therefore well placed […]

Van Steenberge Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale

ABV: 5.5% Origin: Ertvelde, Oost-Vlaanderen Website:

Van Steenberge Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale

1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die

Formerly known as Bios Vlaamse Bourgogne.

A full review of this beer is featured in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die, published May 2010 by Cassell Illustrated.


Van Steenberge Gulden Draak

A shortened version of this piece appears in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die (May 2010).

ABV: 10.5% Origin: Ertvelde, Oost Vlaanderen Website: First brewed: 1980 Serving temperature: 6-10°C

Van Steenberge Gulden Draak

So the story goes, […]