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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: 201   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.


2.7
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 8, 2003
Dark ruby red .Very smooth for almost 7 %, interesting with light coffee roast, classy, soft. Nice double

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2003
This one was surprising. After 2 other St. Paul's I didn't have the nerve to drink another one for 4 years. But this turned out to be very nice. Nice chocolat aroma. Redish brown color, light brown head, good lace. Strong chocolat flavors, light sweet, medium body, some roastiness. Long lasting light bitter and chocolat finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2003
deep reddish brown colour, off white head. aroma of raisins, roast and toffee. flavours of brown sugar, roast, yeast and fruit. nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2003
Fruity and dark sugary nose. Rich creamy head, dark red-brown. Malty and raisin, but also a fruity saisonlike quality. Relatively lightbodied compared to other dubbel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
Dark red/auburn appearance, foamy tan head. Fresh aroma, sweet corny/malty notes, light chocolate. Body is malty and fruity with hints of raisin. Finishes a bit sweet, but not over the top.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2002
Sweet caramel, brown sugar aroma. Ruby, large toffee head, pretty lace. Tobacco, malty, molasses, treacle, woody, good bitterness. Complex, almond aftertaste, cognac like finish. A really fine Belgian.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2002
Reddish-brown colour, nice tan head. Sweet & fruity aroma. Flavours of dark malt, dried fruits and tinge of yeast. Dry finish with an unexpected hint of chocolate. Quite nice.


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