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St. Paul Speciale

Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Amber abbey beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kustie (296) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color and white medium thick head. Aroma is earthy and it has yeast and malt. Taste is a bit sour with somewhat bitter but quite short aftertaste. Flavors of malt, caramel and some toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4344) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle . Pours dark yet clear amber . Small , very stable and soft white head . Smell is malty, tad sweet . Taste is grainy , bitter, copper , intense ambermalts . nice .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, raisin,, brown sigar and hint of caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a fruity and brown sugar finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11192) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1577) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
Chocoladebruine kleur met een volle crèmekleur kraag. Ruikt herfstfruit, iets zoetig. Smaakt bitterzoet, kruiden, chocolade en fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (5433) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5595) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is sweet toffee, taste is sweet, thin, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (16260) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (968) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (7890) - 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.

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