Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle at home. Deep dark brown pout with a thick foamy off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits, autumn leaves, earthy, some dark malts, caramel and sugar. Flavor is bitter and slightly sweet with roasted malts, caramel and some dark fruits. Creamy texture and lively carbonation. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4033) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle: Small light beige foamy head. Dark amber brown color. Smell a mix of spices, hops, alcohol and dark fruits. Taste is pretty full but not big. Taste spices, malts, hops, hint of ginger bread. Also hint of alcohol and a very warm palate, might be the alcohol. Overall this St. Paul is way better than the special version!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abio (1519) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Bottle. While making a list of the beers in the house, I see that this bottle (thatís bought about a month ago...) is about 1 year over the exparation date... Wanted to try it anway, with some luck the extra months gave extra taste... Dark brown, a bit cola like substance. Some foam, but not a lot, and disappears almost instant. Bad sour-earthy taste, real, real bad, made me puke. Really needs another test with a good bottle, canít imagine itís anything like this! Edit... finally a retaste. Head holds longer, but still not great. Taste and smell isnít great either but at least I didnít have to puke...malts, caramel and dark fruit, a bit unpleasant mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
Bottle.Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, and sweet coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, a hint of chocolate and blackberries and some spices. Good carbonation, sweet and bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Pours a hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, alcoholic, roasty dark. Not nearly as good as some of the other Abbey Dubbels Iíve had recently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
[2758-20100212] 330mL bottle. Rich fruity malt aroma with a hint of cherry and candy. Hazy, dark brown red body with a long-lasting creamy light mocha head and some lacing. More rich roasted wood malt flavour with baked fruit notes and a long-lasting fruity aftertaste. Full body. Fine shape, more boozy and fruity as it warms.
(@ Smokeless Joeís; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2010
20060121 330 ml bottle. Medium brown with lasting tan head. Aroma and flavor are familiar from other middling-bitterness dark Belgians. This one was particularly yeasty with serious bubblegum notes that reminded me of Duvel. Just digging up some old ratings, not much here as far as detail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (434) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2010
Pours very dark brown red with beige head that did not stay long and only left a ring. Aroma of roasted malts, and sweet coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, a hint of chocolate and blackberries and some spices. Good carbonation, sweet and bitter dry finish. Very nice ballance of flavors and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Ceramic bottle. Pours a murky dull brown with a small thin bubbly head, probably just too old. Aroma of strongly oxidized rich caramel and grassy spicy Belgian yeast. Flavor is very sweet caramel, rich oxidized malts, and Belgian yeast, doughy, condensed milk, very cloying. Medium bodied smooth with no carbonation, thinner but very sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (440) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - NOV 9, 2009
33cl bottle poured into a Westmalle Trappist glass. Deep amber brown with about one finger tan head. Aroma is soft candy sugar, light toffee, subtle fruit. Flavor is toasty malt, dark fruit, subtle cocoa. Highly carbonated. Lasting bitter finish. I liked the subtle flavoring but the carbonation got in the way of full enjoyment.

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