If there’s one thing I enjoy as much as a good IPA or IIPA, it’s a Belgian ale, and the¬†Augustijn Grand Cru from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. is a great example of this.

The story behind the brewery is a fascinating one. Launched from a home brewing venture way back in 1784, the brewery has gone through a few hands, though primarily has been known by the Van Steenberge moniker for over 100 years now.

What  like about the brewery is their dedication to making strong, beautiful-tasting beer, and has remained fiercely independent throughout it all Рsomething to appreciate in an industry where megabrewers are snapping up smaller craft brewers left, right, and centre.

The beer, much like all of Van Steenberge’s ales, is a wonderful example of the taste experience Belgian ales deliver.

A clear pour, this Belgian trippel is full of spicy hops mixed with the fruity taste you’d expect from this kind of beer. It’s a particularly smooth drink, and leaves a nice aftertaste of malt long after the last sip has gone.

Enjoy the video review (and please excuse the coughing from my sore throat!), and if you get a chance to taste this beer, don’t hesitate!


  • ABV: 9.0%
  • IBU: 18.5
  • Style: Belgian trippel
  • Taste: Fruity, spicy, smooth drinking
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Augustijn Grand Cru by Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. is a Belgian trippel, that delivers a strong beer in a smooth, fruity, yet spicy pour. Highly recommended.
Danny Brown
Founder of The Craft Beer Diaries. Husband. Father. Writer. Never says no to a good single malt. Making up for lost time in the appreciation of craft beer. Favourite beers: IPAs, Belgian Trappist, porters.
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