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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6231) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is light brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, molasses), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a note of dates. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Somewhat unfinished smelling, not much to counter the sugary sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2003
Nice spicey and malty. A classic Abbey Dubbel. Cool bottle. It was nice and complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2003
Brown coloured with big head. Very fruity and malty. The finish is rather dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2003
Deep amber color with a nice whiteish head. The taste is malty and slight spicy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Bonus appearance points for the light grey ceramic bottle. Beer was light brown and clear, small head, some lacing. Malty, lightly sweet, yeasty, some roast, fruity, dry finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2003
Clear red-brown coloured, small head, nice lacing. Malty sweet aroma, some nuts, bit fruity. Malty flavour, some hops, bit spicy. Bittersweet finish. OK brew, but not a very special dubbel. Nice bottle though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4538) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
(Bottle) Deep mahogany body with white head. Slight cask aroma. Flavours of sweetness and marshmellow. Light finish. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Medium brown color,tall tan head that had some staying power.Malty sweet aroma,slightly fruity and mildly hopped.metallic taste at the beginning and middle with a sweet taste coming through at the and with a mild spice as well.the metallic taste kind of stay's with you for awhile,reminds me of crappy Golden Pheseant from india minus the medicinal side of that brew.The after taste is OK malty sweet,spicey with the same metallicness showing itself again.I guess if i had a choice i'd go for the tripel it was much better and more drinkable then this brew.IMO

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2003
Dark colour, but not as dark as Westvleteren, white head. Malt aroma, little spicy too. As all the other St.Paul-ales, this-one too has an half flavour: little malt, little watery. Also some pleasing spicy flavours.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2003
Muddy brown w/ slight head. Sweet malt nose (caramel) & some pit fruits. Sweet palate. Malty (caramel, molasses) & yeasty flavour w/ an assertive spiciness & some fruit (plums).


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