fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Label: brewed by Artevelde]
Cloudy amber colour, thin collar of foam. Light aroma of malt, dough, yeast. Pretty strong body, malty, a hint of liquorice and a good amount of hop.
JorisPPattyn (7930) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark chestnut beer; small, brownish tinted head. Dark malts, chocolate malt, chestnuts or other nuts, quite sweet nose. Sweet chocolate flavour, even "praliné"; liquorice, some roasted malts. Medium to well bodied. Burnt/roasted flavours come up in the aftertaste. Sweet, even when not bad. One does never know where a "Sterkens" beer is brewed, but in this instance, Huyghe is more than plausible.
KnutAlbert (6106) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Somemalty taste here, but the smell and finish are medical. Totthpaste, perhaps. Maybe it was my bottle that was off!
ogivlado (5723) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled(330ml). -Dark amber coloured, small beige airy head. Sweet malty and caramel aroma with fruity and mild chocolate notes. Nice spicy and fruity finish, but something is missing.
wimpyjoe (3918) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong ale with a better than average taste. Some fruits, some malts apparent.
mike_77 (3129) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle brewed by Sterkens in Meer - Very dark red-brown colour. Dark malts. Fruity and sweet with some liquorice in the aroma. Light bitterness. Strong carbonation.
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Label: brewed by Sterkens]
Light and compact foam. Beautiful red/dark orange color, brown reflex. Very elegant and much bubbly one, hazy and fraught. Intense scent of leaven, must and small red fruits (currant, cherry). Warm taste, a lot balanced and with forts bitter period followed a lot sweetish moment. Strong liqueur and caramel rumors. Long and pleasant end.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark coloured, witha big, creamy and persistent head. The aroma is strong and spicy, a little peppery. Discrete body and a good bitterness. Good but misses something.
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - JUN 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige medium lasting foamy head. Reddish brown color. Aroma is sweet, malty with caramel, dark fruit and ricolice notes. Flavor is moderately sweet with caramel and light roasty tones, ending in a balanced slightly fruity finish. Medium bodied.
CEZ (397) - Milano, ITALY - SEP 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish, deep amber body. Fizzy head which dissipates almost instantly. Warm fruity and caramel aroma. Front is thick with malt; then it gets dry and a bit yeasty. Not a bad, but not rich either. Lacks some depth.