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St. Paul Speciale

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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Amber abbey beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1256) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
Chocoladebruine kleur met een volle crèmekleur kraag. Ruikt herfstfruit, iets zoetig. Smaakt bitterzoet, kruiden, chocolade en fruit.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber with a white head. Aromas of dark sugar. Taste is sweet. Sticky. Not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is sweet toffee, taste is sweet, thin, ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
bottle at home ... deep brown ... big white head ...soft roast .. dark sweet fruit ... soft malts .. toffee fruits .. dull toffe fruits .. soft malts ... du;l fruits

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (824) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2014


330ml bottle bought at Belgian Beer International in Tsuen Wan.

Cloudy hazy dark amber brown colour with traces of dirt-like yeast sediments One finger head with crumpety beige foams which lasts for 90 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of light roasted malt, with brown sugar, light caramel, and light Bel yeast; Close to light sweet taste of roasted malt, with metallic, light sourness, nuts, notes of molasses, faint notes of red fruits, light phenolic, light bread, very light Bel yeast, thin lemon and very light bitter grassy hops; Mid to light body. Slick and slightly creamy palate; Mouth feel is stripped-down Dubbel - solid thick body, creamy and malty with pretty good roastyness, but devoid of fruity esters, sweetness and yeast. Quite metallic and strong sour notes, not really annoying though. Otherwise pretty solid. Okay… Hoppiness is only thin lemon, and light grass in taste. Bitterness is low but notable for a mildly astringent semi-finish; Fairly dry after taste, quite easy and creamy to mouth.

Comments: An entry level Belgian Dark with taste more like a stripped-down Dubbel. Pretty solid despite being take away the sweetness, esters, booze and Bel yeast. Way better than macros like Palm Speciale or Grimbergen Dubbel. Simple and easy, quite enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (6838) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2014
330 ml bottle. F. BB 14/09/15. From belgianbeerfactory.com.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny light tan head. Dark fruits, some sweetness and malt in the aroma. The flavour is raisins, dark fruits, malt and some sugary sweetness. Fizzy.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sissio (604) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 16, 2013
Clear brown, cream head foamy Caramel, toffee, winey, malts, dry fruit, rhum Really flat taste Just a hint of raisins, some sweet Some strange bitter aftertaste

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - AUG 26, 2013
Like some of the St Paul beers it has an exaggerated amount of carbonic gas. When it’s poured in the glass we can see a brown - caramel beer, with a big foam head who rapidly disappear. The smell is pretty good remembering raisins and plum. In palate it has a medium body, with a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mgajdaczewa (509) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Średniak belgijski. A może nawet mniej niż średniak, piwo bardzo klasyczne i z niczym się nie wybijające. Wręcz niezapamiętywalne. Na plus śliczny, rubinowy kolor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Squnik (7) - POLAND - JUN 7, 2013 does not count
Smaczne piwo. Barwa brązowa. Piana obfita. Aromat bardzo przyjemny, słodkawy. Smak obfitujący w nuty przyprawowe.


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