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Scheldebrouwerij Merck toch hoe Sterck

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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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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
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
<b>In short: </b>An extra sweet heavy Belgian dark ale. Ok at first but a full bottle is too much.
<b>How: </b>Bottle 330ml, drank when 1 year old or so but still before best-before date
<b>The look: </b>Very cloudy brown (shit-brown) body topped by a very small tan head
<b>In long: </b>A whole lot of sweet malts. Dates, raisins, dark grapes and brownies covered by a mountain of toffee. Some wood. Syrupy sweet with a strong brown sugar sensation, so sweet that it makes the beer a sipper. Leafy hops with earthy and tobacco notes in the finish lightens it up a bit. Very candy-ish beer. I usually don’t like those sweet Belgian dark ales but this one was ok at first although it did get sickening by the end of a single bottle. Overall not really offensive, could work as dessert beer. Not something I want to have again, anyway if I ever try to order this beer to a Flemish waitress I would probably end-up with Seafood and Linguini or even worse, a slap on the face.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4168) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Smell is maple, sugary, malts, raisans, very sweet. Look is red and clear with a beige colored head. Taste is sort of sweet, maple, caramel, toasty, and sugary.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5633) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2008
<i>Bottled (33 cl) at het Amsterdamertje, Göteborg, Sweden</i>. Deep copper, medium beige head. Caramel, burnt sugar and dark berrries dominate the aroma. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Slightly sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2008
(33 cl bottle at het Amsterdamertje, Göteborg, Sweden) Hazy dark reddish to brown color. Sweet, alcohol, milk scent. Milky, spicy, harsh taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2008
(33cl bottle) Pours a cloudy brown body with a medium-sized creamy beige head. Aroma of rabbit feed, fish food, chestnuts, coriander, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, caramel and toasted malts, candi sugar, and some brown sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich and fruity with malt and spices. Some caramel as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2008
Bottle, 33 cl (bought Willems) tasted on 28.10.’08 with Leen. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma bit roasted malts, caramel. Medium body. Taste bit caramel , malts; some yeast notes. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2008
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown pour with a thin layer of cream froth. not the greatest smelling beer i’ve ever had. very malty flavor and an easy thickness. smooth finish to boot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a brown body and a light off-white head. Aroma is of marmite, yeast, fruity with some alcohol. Taste is sweet, yeasty with alfalfa (or however it is spelled), berries, and raisins. Light but lively bubbles, decently warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2008
Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma has dark fruits and malts. Flavour has caramel malts, some spices and fruits. Alcohol well hidden. A nice surprise; needs a rerate.


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