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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (14327) - 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 doesnít 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
note666 (1200) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2011
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a thick dark brown and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a roasted malty touch . This beer smells caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
la_herisson (3) - - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
Fantastic fruity aroma, beautiful colour, deep taste with quite wide palete, so overall it is good belgian double. Tried it aged so, it had nice dusty and old impression

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8564) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2011
Apparently sample somewhat aged, unsure how much. Very good, tight dark cream head over opaque brown beer with reddish sheen. Intensely malty, sweetish-aromatic nose with some oxydation, portwine and (dark) honey, inviting. Sweetish/bitterish taste; if well-balanced, rather dullish and way much less complex than the nose. Bit (dark red) fruity & bubblegum. Medium bodied, bit slick, but feeling rather thinnish for a 7% beer. Nose proved remarkable; pity the rest didnít follow.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (9503) - Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Awesome-lookings 500ml white speckles bottle with a red foil over the cap and neck and a little necklace booklet. It initially struggles to form a greyish head but then it eventually bubbles up to near the rim of the glass. It leaves some decent lacing as it recedes. The beer is a murky dark reddish brown. The aroma is sweet with a huge dark fruit aroma that carries and carries. It also has some cocoa toffee to it. The flavor is rich and sweet, but the lower carbonation makes it seem richer. I am not the biggest fan of the mouthfeel, it kind of is a bit watery. The flavor is a bit one-demensional towards sugary sweetness, but it isnít bad overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 31, 2011
Pitch dark brown with an off white head. Aroma has spices, fruits, caramel. Neutral flavour with some sweet and some cereal tones. Nice, but nothing very special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1455) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown body, fine head. Hoppy aroma with yeast and dried prunes. Full palate. Taste is caramelly and sweet with a roasty edge. More yeast and some licorice in the finish. A decent beer but the green glass bottle makes it look cheap.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (4428) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2011
33cl bottle from Bierzwerg. Poured dark copper color with a white head, nice lacing. Aroma has caramel, yeast and strong floral and spicy notes, almost perfumy like. Flavor is caramel, hops, yeast, bread and dark fruity flavors. Finish has some alcohol warming, being sweet as well. Almost full bodied. Very easy to drink.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (6464) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2011
8/08/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB:17/11/12 (2011-370)

Pretty cloudy dark brown beer, beige head, bit stable and non adhesive. Aroma: pretty fruity, oranges, lemon juice, certain soapiness which isnít very pleasant, caramel, candi sugar. On warming up more mocha and chocolate aromas are being released. Taste: pretty sour start, bit nasty, lemony, then some hops. Aftertaste: soapy, then some hop bitter. Pretty nasty soapy bitter finish with touches of mocha and coffee. This particular flavour, which I call soap, is to be noticed in all of the St. Paul beers. It worked for the special, it was ok for the blond, turning it more to a kind of witbier, but it does definitely not work for the double.


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