Brewed by Brouwerij Sterkens
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
The St. Paul Double is a strong, dark abbey beer with secondary fermentation in the bottle. Thanks to the dryhopping technique, which adds hops after fermentation, it has a rich and distinct sweet aroma of roasted malt. Full-bodied and a rich and complex flavour in a combination of sweet and bitter. In addition, the double has a soft, subtle aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
Bière double refermentée, que le brasseur qualifie à la fois d’abbaye et de spéciale. Elle titre à 6,9 % abv. Mon exemplaire à date en septembre 15 était encore dans les bouteilles classiques, et non celles à bascule comme sur le site. Couleur brun roux magnifique. Clarté nette. Bulles fines partout. Mousse beige bien constituée, qui reste en nappage. Arômes de malt cara, candi, cassonade, miel d’acacia, pointe de café doux. 1ère bouche structurée douce sur du caramel, café, pointe de chicorée. Arrière-bouche maltée sucrée, qui rappelle les bières de table de l’enfance. 2ème à la très belle structure malt et cassonade. Arrière-bouche douce comme un duvet de canard. 3ème avec la douceur d’un malt légèrement torréfié. Arrière-bouche agréable. La longueur reste sur la tonalité, certes sans complexité, mais avec un agrément constant. Les jambes sont marquées, longues. La levure est de caractère, un peu muscadée. L’alcool est bien pour le genre, bon soutien dans l’ensemble. La finale est de texture douce. CONCLUSION : une bière pleine de souvenir d’enfance, qui est simple, mais développe cette simplicité avec beaucoup de goût. Bière à l’opposé d’une bière savante, mais néanmoins très belle. La beauté est parfois dans la simplicité ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4001) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (384) - - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle at beerbistro. Raisins and caramel in the aroma and taste. Lovely lacing. Dryish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (11180) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4110) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sully (1380) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
330ml bottle
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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2455) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5686) - 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.

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