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Scheldebrouwerij Merck toch hoe Sterck

 (RETIRED)
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75
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Formerly brewed at Scheldebrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Meer (Hoogstraten), Belgium

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The beer is made from no less than four varieties of malt, amongst which amber and caramel malts and two varieties of hops, with a spicy touch of Koriander and rounded off by genuine dark sugar candy for refermentation. Dark ruby in color, it is a strong barley wine.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12676) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Bottled, 330ml, aged 7.5yrs from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Dark amber to ruby with no head. There is a spicy, malty aroma from this but that’s as good as it gets, the body has some big alcohol notes, apricot, peachy then with a flat port wine character. Heavy and a touch brackish. Not for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5166) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2015
9/13/2007 2:30:09 PM Bottle from BierKoning. Dark brown colour, little head. Caramel, sugary nose. Wheaty, chocolate and sugary flavour. Fruits come in later. Then ends in sort of a licorice and alcohol taste. Can appreciate but not bowled over.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4148) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Typical ’massive ale’ already made by the Scheldebrouwerij when they were still in the Netherlands and referring to an old brewing tradition from Bergen-op-Zoom close to the Belgian border. Thick, yellowish white, firm head over a very dark burgundy, cloudy beer. Aroma rich maltiness, dates, orange, chocolate, port wine, caramel and liquorice but above all a lot of coriander. Full malty, sweet and chocolatey taste, candied fruits, apple, soft with tingling carbonation, orange touch, strong drying coriander, finish a bit sticky, florally hopped and warming but not astringent alcohol. Well-balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (3692) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
Copper/brown colored beer with a sweet body of malt and caramel. Has some spicey notes. Good one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle at home best before june 2010. Hazy dark amber to brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is cardboard with spices, red wine, dust and old malts. Flavor is slightly sweet, quite malty with nuts, caramel and toffee, dusty and a little old. Gets better after a few sips. Low carbonation and a creamy texture. Not really my cup of tea.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Different (203) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2010
Colour is unclear brown with a creamy white top. Aroma is fruit and alcohol. Flavour follows the nose.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2010
Pours cloudy brown with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, plum, alcohol, cardboard and a vineous note. Flavour follows the nose.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15324) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2010
BB 06/09. Pours unclear brown with a small white head and lacings. Nose is vinous and slightly oxidized with notes of fruit and yeast. Medium bodied. Flavor is dust, yeast, caramel and dark fruit. A bit of cellar and some heavy yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12552) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2010
Best before June 2009. Cloudy brown with a small tan head. Vineous, oxidized fruity aroma with caramel. Sweet toffee flavour with fruits, especially raisin and plums. Aged gracefully

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2010
Dark brown coloured beer with a small off-white head and medium carbonation. Roasted caramel malty aroma with a strong herby (Jenever berry) alcoholic touch. Full creamy palate. Finish is strong alcoholic and malty touched. Very strong, creamy but enjoyable.


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