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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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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - 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,

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (8571) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2004
Decent yeast with fruit, some roatiness and spot of bitterness here. Good session ale. Had at Beer Bistro Winterfest, and hung in together with Westys’ and other fine Belgiums for sampling. Beautiful lace, medium-full mouthfeel. Hops

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 Good beer, I like the after tatse, reminds me of Potro, bu tin Belgian Version. I don’t know why you say is retires, I bought one bottle today, but is not translucid as in the picture.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2005
Retired or not, I have this sitting in front of me right now. This expereince is enhanced by the fact that I found this in a shop in Santiago, not the home of beers by any stretch of the imagination. What a delight. Grat copper hue with a firm creamy head. A melange of dried fruit and a touch of aniseed give this a great nose. The flavour is as succulent with a pleasant dryness adding to the complex mix of fruit. This is everything a good Belgian needs to be. Boy, do I love those words Cervezas Belgas. And only 2,000 pesos!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
330ml bottle
6.9%
I tried this beer on November 1, 2007 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto. The beer poured a dark reddish brown colour with a thick, fluffy, off-white head that lingers. The aroma was a compbination of malt, yeast, and subtle hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with mild carbonation. The flavour was yeasty with some malt in the background.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Hmmm...Not bad. A full head of foam finally disipates into a fruity, comforting beer. A great full mouth-feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (1973) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
Deep Brown-Brown-Red color with a few small particles in there. The off-white head was thick and lasted the enitre glass. Malty and carmel aromas. And maybe some Chocolate Milk. Flavor was very sweet and fruity. Thick almost creamy mouthfeel and a very smooth finish. Very Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 500mL ceramic swingtop bottle. Poured rich reddish brown color with some sediment and thick beige head with great lace on glass. Aromas of roasted malt and yeast. Tastes of bitter hops, roasted malt and yeast. Great carbonation and mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 22, 2002
dark red-brown colour, fine creamy head, fruity (peach? mango?) and malty nose, full-bodied, the initial sweetness is quickly followed by a nice bitterness, long dry malty finish - very nice beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2004
A dark nut brown color. It has quite a longlasting head. It has a sweet finish - like caramel


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