Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OllieBBommel (1088) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle@tasting (2002), 33cl. Head:beige colored foam. Color: clear, brown. Aroma: malt. Taste: sour, bitter. Palate: sour, medium CO2, light body, watery finish. Overall: ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (2718) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 10, 2012
330ml bottle. Hazy dark brown color. Big creamy head. Citrus, malty, hops, ginger in aroma. Creamy, smooth, ginger, mild spicy flavor. Quite lively brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sandorf (50) - - JUL 21, 2012
Metallic cherryish (maybe yeast) sour aromas. Dark brown with a hint of red.cloudy,. An above average amount of tan foam. Slightly sour start, but a lightly bitter aftertaste will dominate. Agressive medium carbonation which won’t last, gentle but long finish of dark fruit coffee .Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle @ BeerBistro. Dark mahogany with a thin beige head. Aroma is intriguing, certainly sweet and fruity, but it took me a while to pin it down-- there is, without a doubt, a pronounced blueberry component to the aroma, along with burnt sugars and light chocolate. On the palate, toast and burnt sugar feature most prominently, with that same blueberry floral/perfumey fruit essence. Quite carbonated with a lively mouthfeel. Not sure what to make of this in the end. Unfortunately it was a terrible pairing with my pecan tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2355) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
Pours ruby dark brown with a moderate off white fizzy top. Aroma is slight raisin, fruit and dark malt. Taste is nicely carbonated, slight purple fruit and candy sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (491) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAY 6, 2012
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur marron sombre, mousse moyenne de tenue moyenne. Arômes très torréfiés, café, caramel, chocolat. Texture assez pétillante. Trouvée à Roby - Menin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Sweetened honey taste. Light carbonation. Body is medium, tracing is pretty good - rocks the beer glass fractals. I taste caramel as well. BOttle at The Rhino.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3203) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 11, 2012
earthy, herbs, chocolate, butterscotch, coffee, brown, cloudy, brown foam, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, full body, oily feel, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, ruby-brown with a vivacious, khaki head. Lovely aroma, some candied fruits, light toffee, sweet bread. The flavor doesn’t quite match the nose. Medium sweet flavor, quite fruity, with the malty-toffee character taking a backseat. There is a strong, rather unpleasant medicinal booziness in here. Also some toasty malts. Medium bodied, warm, with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish, modestly sweet with boozy fruits, light toasted malts, faint leafy hops. After an auspicious beginning this beer falters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2012
2012 - 01 - 15 330ml (long necked) bottle. dark brown colour. medium, frothy, creme head. dark fruits, caramel and roasty malt in aroma. sweet taste. light palate

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