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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: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2410) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with less than a coat of beige head. A few chunks. Aroma is yeasty with dough and some cheese, caramel, prunes, grass, lemon. Quite porty. Medium bodied. Taste is quite sweet with dark fruit and sugars. Slightly carbonated mouthfeel. Drying finish where some spices emerge. Decent lighter weight dubbel.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sdaniel90 (355) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a black colour with a vert slight reddish hue and a great tan head with nice lacing, looks amazing. Aroma is faint and I can smell the gas, like a soda (as well as some discreet dark malts). Taste is disappointing, previewed by the aroma. Very watery and insipid.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (4603) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
bread, toast, roasty, nuts, golden amber, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Noctilucus (100) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2011
Bought at De Bierloods/Zytholoog. Deep murky brown with a reddish tint and big beige head. Nose of refreshing hops with solid, slightly sweet caramel malts beneath. Taste is less hoppy but all the more pronounced (roasted?) caramel malts, striking a great balance between sweet and bitter. Strong taste considering it’s only 6.9% Pleasant mouthfeel with not a lot of carbonation, which fits well with this kind of beer. Very good introduction for me to the Sterkens brews, will definitely try out several of their other beers (St. Paul Tripel & various St. Sebastiaans).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2968) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2010 Green bottle, 330 ml, best before 26/06/11, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 15 2010; eye: bronze, clear, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light hops, light spices; mouth: malt, caramel, light yeast, light hops, light spices, finale in malt with presence of spices, slightly bitter, lightly sweet; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 330 ml, meilleure avant 26/06/11, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 15 novembre 2010; œil : bronze, claire, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger levure, léger houblon, léger épices; bouche : malt, caramel, léger levure, léger houblon, léger épices, finale en malt avec présence d’épices, très légèrement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture piquante; en résumé : correct

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
Nice bottle. Poors clear dark brown with a bubbling light brown head. Great sweet fruity yeast aroma with sleight vinouse notes. Wellbalanced sweet alcho flavors giving you that feel of a nice solid belgian double. Maybe abit overcarbonated, other than that its great

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (2263) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
Sampled at Vineyards in Ottawa, Ontario (March 2006). This dubbel pours a deep red colour with slight orange. The head is tanned with decent retention and nice foam lacing that stays. Flaky sediments are all over the brew. Aromas of dark fruits and quite nutty. Same for the flavours, nutty throughout with light notes of chocolat malt and a slight taste of smoke and oak wook in the aftertaste. Thin-bodied with some light tart on the tongue. A very well-balanced and light dubbel that is quite refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2010
head: white , creamy , bit small
colour: red/dark brown
smell: caramel, bit of hops, raisins, malts, chocolat, yeast , a tiny little bit of coffee , and a bit of a dairy smell
taste: malts, chocolat, alcohol, tiny tuch of that bitterness u’ll find in coffee ... the mouth becomes dry and grassy hopy flavour springs in , black candy sirup ,and a earthy aftertaste , actually i’m surprised by this ...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2010
330 ml bottle a dark brown with a white head aroma malts caramel spices and hops taste roasted malts some fruits caramel spices and hops

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3336) - 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.


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