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St. Paul Double

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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In the small village of Meer, north of the city of Antwerp, there used to be an abbey which was famous for its beer named St. Paul. During the French Revolution, the abbey was destroyed and so it was said-one father named Paul, rescued the secret recipes to brew the abbey beer and trust them onto the local Sterkens family, at that time a renowned brewer family. The Sterkens family had been brewing beer since 1654, and their St. Paul abbey beer is still brewed today, respectfully according to the centuries old tradition.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (702) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
Bière double refermentée, que le brasseur qualifie à la fois d’abbaye et de spéciale. Elle titre à 6,9 % abv. Mon exemplaire à date en septembre 15 était encore dans les bouteilles classiques, et non celles à bascule comme sur le site. Couleur brun roux magnifique. Clarté nette. Bulles fines partout. Mousse beige bien constituée, qui reste en nappage. Arômes de malt cara, candi, cassonade, miel d’acacia, pointe de café doux. 1ère bouche structurée douce sur du caramel, café, pointe de chicorée. Arrière-bouche maltée sucrée, qui rappelle les bières de table de l’enfance. 2ème à la très belle structure malt et cassonade. Arrière-bouche douce comme un duvet de canard. 3ème avec la douceur d’un malt légèrement torréfié. Arrière-bouche agréable. La longueur reste sur la tonalité, certes sans complexité, mais avec un agrément constant. Les jambes sont marquées, longues. La levure est de caractère, un peu muscadée. L’alcool est bien pour le genre, bon soutien dans l’ensemble. La finale est de texture douce. CONCLUSION : une bière pleine de souvenir d’enfance, qui est simple, mais développe cette simplicité avec beaucoup de goût. Bière à l’opposé d’une bière savante, mais néanmoins très belle. La beauté est parfois dans la simplicité ...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours slightly hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and dried fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2436) - BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Bottle bought at the Achelse Kluis, where the Achel trappist ales are made. Dryish, caramelly dubbel with restrained fruity character and some roasted bitterness, bit cliché and a bit thin mouthfeel for the style, metallic too. But the bottle was very nice. Also tasted under the alias Sint-Truiden Markt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cattaneopapa (195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
33 cl bottle. Toronto, ON. 1 finger of white head. Dark. Aroma of oranges and honey. Taste matches aroma with mild carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1382) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Chocolade bruine kleur met een volle crème kraag. Ruikt fruit, honing, basterdsuiker en vanille. Smaakt vol, vanille, honing, crème. Goede dubbel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (253) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Virtually no head, body is brown. Aroma contains cookie, toasted malts, molasses, perfume, spruce, grape, raisin, plum, cherry, toffee, maple syrup, cola and spices. Flavor is light acidic, then sweet and light acidic and finally sweet and light bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Nothing very special, enjoyed it very much anyhow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een dubbel zoals het hoort te zijn, met een goede, volle smaak. Ik vond het lekker

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Excalibur123 (189) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2014
Color marrón oscuro con media cabeza de espuma beige, permaneciendo en la copa una fina capa. Aromas a malta tostada, caramelo, sidra y café; en boca entrada suave y refrescante, ligeramente dulce y picante con pos gusto maltoso; cuerpo ligero con carbónico medio, notas a malta dulce y cacao, buena relación calidad precio en una doble de abadía que se va aguando algo al final de su toma.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (712) - ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2014 Ceramic bottle (500ml). Pours reddish-brown with a huge off-white head. Aroma of prunes, resins, yeast, caramel with a light roast. Sweet with dried fruits and caramel malts flavors, light metallic off-flavors, finishes with medium alcoholic bitterness. Semi-dry, light-medium bodied. Quite drinkable Dubbel.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayaron (350) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle sample, thanks to zvsn. Light brown. Aroma of resins, alcoholic, light hoppy. A bit sour flavor, light hoppy bitterness. Dry and sticky aftertaste. Light body.


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