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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Amber abbey beer.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
delnoche (456) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - NOV 10, 2009
33cl bottle poured into a Westmalle Trappist glass. Amber brown with a small brown head. Subtle malty aroma. Sweet malty flavor, caramel, dark fruit. Bitter finish, odd flavor to it. Interesting beer but not that special.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1052) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2009
Brown with a decent head. Raisens and fruit over a not over the top base. Nice but not spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2009
33cl Bottle. Brown color with beige head and lots of sediments. Thin bodied. Aromas of figs, plums, caramel and raisins. Flavor is sweet dominated by ripe fruit, caramel and some yeast. Moderate bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2009 330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Reddy, lightly hazy, brown, with a brief head. Slightly sweet, thin and metallic aroma. Crisp carbonation, retronasals a bit alcoholic, but quite pleasantly grainy. Taste a touch yeasty, fairly richly roasted grains, some liquorice. Bitterness quite biting and potent - leaves a tingle in the mouth, exacerbated by the carbonation certainly. Long finish pleasantly grainy. Initially a bit wanting in a few dimensions, it improves as it warms, and the various components work together synergistically.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 4, 2009
Bottled 33cl. Appearance: It pours a hazy nut brown beer with a huge, nicely remaining light beige head. Beautiful lacework. Aroma: The nose is very sweet with hints of caramel, spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), fruits (plums, peaches, raisins and banana), jam tarts, molasses, fennel, carrots and marmite. Yeasty. Flavor and palate: Sweet. Huge amounts of cinnamon, molasses, plums, carrots, fennel and marmite showing up. Yeasty. Medium to full bodied. Low bitterness. Sweet finish with lingering hints of yeast and plums. Overall impression: Very nice with sophisticated spicy, fruity components.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2009
330ml green bottle with a long, thin neck. Bought at Vinmonopolet a long time ago (bb.29.09.09). Medium, off-white head. Deep amber-brown body. Mild malty aroma with a discreet touch of yeast. Flavour of fruit-filled, sweet malts, slightly roasted. Not enough bitterness in the finish to counter all the sweetness. Foamy in the mouth (Tromsø, 21.02.2009).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2008
Nut brown colour. Lightly malty aroma. Slightly sweet and malty flavour. Warming aftertaste. Quite a rich, silky texture.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2008
33cl, from the brewery, complex brew, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, nice brew

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle 33cl @ [ Tasting in Ulfborg ].
Clear medium red amber color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, brown sugar, moderate yeasty, coriander notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (110708)

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle 0,33l. Brown colored. A small fluffy lasting head. Modest aroma of fruit. Soft mouthfeel. Sweet malty and fruity flavor. Hardly any bitterness. KI=4.


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