Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (1980) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4484) - 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.

   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

   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.

   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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2003
Strange. Red-auburn, thin lacing. Nose is sweet, candy sugars and green raisins, an odd tinge of soap. Soapiness continues in the flavor. Is malty and sugary, with plums and some chocolate. Harsh and somewhat astringent, finish is peppery and tingly-spicy. Picks up a slight clove-banana character as it warms, but some less than exceptional things are happening here. Kinds of tastes to me like somebody added dish soap and gravel to Corsendonk Abbey Brown Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2003
This beer was very good to start, but the more I drank, the less I liked it. I'm not sure why, because it really wasn't a bad beer. Who knows. Worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2003
A murky brown color on the pour, the head modest, the texture frothy, with the residual lace a fine sheet. Caramel, sweet malt and a hint of yeast, quite pleasurable actually, sweet start, top middling in its feel to the palate. Strong acidic finish, hops purposeful in their spicy bite, droughty aftertaste and a good beer, like it better than the triple.

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