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Scheldebrouwerij Merck toch hoe Sterck

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%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle, RBESG, August 2005. Reddish, dark brown colour. rather too prickly and fizzy on the tongue. Lots of toffee, treacle and chocolate. Some fruity notes on the palate (prunes). I was going to say it didn’t seem like a barley wine but, despite the commercial description, we don’t have it listed as one anyway. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22510) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
1st October 2008. Cloudy dark brown beer. Chocolatey malt with a slightly sour undertone - almost like an aged scotch ale. There is a subtle creamy sweetness in the mid followed by a sharp effervescent sting in the finish. All hangs together well. Tasty and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6499) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2009
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Muddy dark reddish brown colour, off white head. Strong aroma of sweet dark malts, dark fruits like prunes and raisins, yeast (St.Bernardus-like), some candy sugar. Flavour is very malty, dark bread, rather sweet, dark fruits like figs and raisins, light yeasty, malty sweet and light nutty bitter finish. A bit thin toward the end, overall medium bodied. Nice strong ale, but just a bit too sweet imo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2009
Bottled. Deep reddish brown colour with mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some slight alcohol, mild spices as well as some mild chocolaty notes. Flavour is being quite much the same, but the alcohol shows a bit better. Yet the alcohol fits in quite well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8100) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2009
scura schiuma medi apoca persitenza note fruttate caremello zucchero succo d’uva frutta matura un po di etilico in bocca note matate dolce di frutta leggera aciditò un tocco di etilico piuttosot fruttata la bottiglia non credo sia statain perfette codizioni

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3683) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2009
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a malty sweet aroma a sweet malty caramel taste with a sweet alcholic bitter finish nice one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2009
Brown coloured beer with small white head. Malty chocolate roasted aroma. Full palate. Finish is bitter roasted ending dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bembelembe (219) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 30, 2009
Sweet, chocolate caramel coffee brown sugary flavor. Although it is strong in alcohol, the alcohol is not overpowering and dominant, quite contrary. Low bitterness. Not carbonated. Brown color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2009
9 % and t.h.t. 6-2009 An older specimen of this beer bottled some 18 months earlier. Small head, coffee and dates (Phoenix dactylifera). Faint remains of hop aroma’s (Humulus lupulus) over stemmed by liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra root). I think I prefer this one a bit younger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2009
Brown beer, lots of floaties. Quite sweet, surprisingly thin bodied. Alcohol warming. Over the top.

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