Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The St. Paul Speciale is an amber coloured, high-fermented abbey beer of Brouwerij Sterkens. This beer was brewed according to the so-called purity law of 1516. Thanks to the dryhopping technique, which adds hops after the fermentation, it has a sweet, fruity aroma with notes of caramel and malt. The Speciale has a rich, sweet and slightly bitter taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (8202) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2011
14/07/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 17/11/12 (2011-325)

Very little clouded copper red to red brown beer, light beige head, aery and unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: citrus notes, bit metallic, hint of bread yeast. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus and slightly bitter hops, bit of malts, toast. Aftertaste: mocha and caramel being overpowered by the citric but not bitter hops. It is worth checking this one out. Not the best beer I ever had, but definitely one of the more special ones. Ha! Special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Cola coloured pour with a one finer white head. Aroma is quite bland. Dark fruits, yeast and caramel on the nose. Lots of fruity yeasts come through with some raw grain and toffee. Not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle (33 cl) from the Cracked Kettle. Clear copper, medium fluffy off-white head. Dusty, a bit old cellar aroma, some red berries and madeira. Ligth to meidum bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with low bitternes. Dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sdaniel90 (940) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a deep, cloudy amber colour with a strong reddish hue, and a nice tan head. Aroma exhibits all the sweetness, some spices and fruitiness. Taste is sweet as expected, but slightly disappoiting, not as complex as one would hope. Poor, insipid finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
bread, nuts, golden, hazy, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, nice soft finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 2, 2011
Very nice, not so sweet nor spicy as other St Paul’s, but very well brewed. Nice to have on a tomantic light and with good food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
RuneStumo (2584) - Haugesund, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2010
14.03.2008. 0,33l Bottle. Amber golden colour. Malty aroma with nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2010
330 ml bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma spices caramel and dark fruits taste spices mint dark fruits and some caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
(33cl bottle best by 12/12/10 thanks to bu11zeye) clear light brown with a lasting tan head of fine bubbles. Nose of brown sugar, raw grain, light cracker and hops. Taste of mild earth, sweet cracker, pumpernickel bread, caramel. Really nice and was surprised by this one. Quite drinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2010
(33cl bottle, BB 12/12/10) Pours a cloudy deep orange body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, toffee, and nuts. Flavor of Belgian yeast, toffee, florals, and caramel.

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