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Brewed by Brouwerij Sterkens
Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, - OCT 18, 2007
330 ml bottle. A clear reddish brown beer with a slowly diminishing big tan head. Pleasant and mellow aromas of fruit, semi-dry malts and mild spices. Taste is well rounded; light malty, light caramellish with notes of dry fruitiness, mild spices with a touch of gentle hops. Body is light plus. Ends up with some spicy and fairly bitter notes. A well composed, easy drinkable and harmonic Belgian. Yum.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zarguon (15) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark reddish appearance with long lasting medium head. Aroma of malts, caramel, yeast, raisins. Taste is quite similar to aroma. I was expecting it to be sweeter and more complex. Still nice and balanced beer. Mouthfeel is nice, full and a bit oily with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5380) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 16, 2016
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy amber brown beer with good head and retention. Nose is on caramel and cady sugar, belgian yeast. Aroma is dominant on candy sugar and toasted caramel, a kind of dubble just with less alcohol. Body has fruit notes such as plum, toffee notes, finish is a bit spicy with cinnamon. Nice one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (871) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
Dark brown color with off-white head. Aroma of caramel and a little spicy. Taste is fruity, malty with a soft sweet undertone.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (1187) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2016
Donker roodbruin bier met stevig schuim. Smaak is licht zoet en kruidig, met iets van bessen en aardbei.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jamaty (1777) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2015
Ambar oscura, marrón. Abundante espuma ocre. Aroma tostado, miel y frutos secos. Ligera de cuerpo y carbonatación en su punto, para un sabor menos dulce de lo que anunciaba en el aroma. Malteada, fruto seco, tostada, de amargor moderado y contraste algo terroso. Mediocre.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lokitje (163) - - AUG 25, 2015
faint aroma some slight malt and raisin looks dark for an amber with good looking head full bodied dark malt pleasant sweetness some liquorice in there to very special indeed

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rouhlas (2614) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy golden orange color with white head. Malty caramel and spicy yeasty aroma, light fruity. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JanVah (239) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
På flaska importerad från Belgien. Mörk brun färg. Doftar honung. Något brödig stickigt smak.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
janubio (659) - SPAIN - JUL 11, 2015
Reddish-brown colour, witha samll off white head that does not hold, leaving a small lace. Aroma of red fruits, spices, some caramel. MEdium body, soft carbonation. Taste of spices, red fruits, caramel. Good but simple, I was expecting more complexity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yiannnos (1252) - , CYPRUS - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Sweet caramel aroma. Medium body, sweet, caramel, nalty taste


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