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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: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5135) - Amsterdam, 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 (21565) - 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 (6056) - 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 (2996) - 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 (2441) - 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 (216) - 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 (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2009
Brown beer, lots of floaties. Quite sweet, surprisingly thin bodied. Alcohol warming. Over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2009
A clear dark red/brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, cherries, caramel malts. The taste of fruits like cherries and raisins, caramel malts. It has some bitter with sweets. The aftertaste is bittersweet in a nice way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2009
33cl, from De Bierloods Adegem, complex brew, not balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew

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