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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4460) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
A lightly hazed dark resddish brown ale, with a thin moka head. A sweet caramel aroma, maderized porto, chocolate and stewed prunes. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar, with licorice, yeast and warming alcohol. A pleasant dutch barley wine...its a belgian strong! Bottle at In de Wildeman, Nov. 2006. 3.30 euro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (1022) - Santiago, CHILE - SEP 7, 2008
Bottle (9% alc), august 08. Very dark brown color with a big, bubbly, creamy, beige head. Nice, captivating yeasty aroma with some caramel notes, fruity, cake and raisins. Malty, grainy flavor, slightly spicy with some slight cocoa and tobacco notes. Slightly sweet and acidic aftertaste. Medium body, soft, smooth and quite light for a 9%. Nice, drinkable and inviting belgian stronga dark ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown, red with a beige head. Aromas are fruity with blackcurrants and caramel malts. Flavours are berries and citrus with blackcurrant. Sweet and dry and a little unbalanced. Didn’t do anything for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 10, 2008
Appearance: reddish brown color. Medium head, lasting, not very dense and with beige color. Aroma: intensive fruity touch similar to berries, plums, red-raisins and figs. Other reminiscences of caramel, chocolate, truffles, wood, oporto wine, old rum and berries liquors. Flavor: sweet start from caramel malts and sugar and notes of truffles and chocolate. Like in the aroma, present intensives reminiscences of ripe-red-fruits like plums, berries and raisins. Also, other slight woody notes. Liquory like oporto, old rum and berries liquors. Light yeasty note and caramel aftertaste. The sweetness hides the alcoholic degree. Palate: medium body with semi-oily texture, Low carbonation. Remark: intensives, nice and some complex fruity notes. However, present a light unbalanced sweetness; in spite of this, a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
note666 (1255) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2008
330 ml bottle. brown amber colour. creme head. caramel tatse. I think this could be the best ’scheldebrouwerij beer’ there is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle that said 9 per cent rather than 10 per cent.Whatever the strength it packed a punch.Dark, murky and not very inviting it turned out to be powerful full bodied and sweet. No carbonation but not a lot apart from the strong sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2008
0.33 l bottle, 9 %. Murky brown color with small head. Yeasty, cheesy, vinous and candyish aroma with notes of tilsit cheese and chocolate. Sweet, vinous, yeasty, chocolatey, raisiny and candyish flavor. with some warming and sharp alcohols towards finish. Not clean but still interesting artisanal beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2008
More red than brown pour,say ruby,thin frothy head good carbonation.Aroma,caramel,earthy,honey notes malt brilliant,chocolate.Flavour malty,caramel and chocolate,nutty flavour,a good taste smokey and banana with ginger.Finish malt flavours.

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