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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Abbey Tripel
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A top-fermenting golden strong beer of 7.6% ABV, that is very firm-bodied, fruity-dry and assertive. It has a fine hop-aroma (dry-hopping is used) and a splendid apertif bitterness in palate and finish.


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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sandorf (49) - - JUL 23, 2012
Hay, honeysweet light yellow fruits, lively mouthfeel, slightly watery, short dry sour bitterness, spruce


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (5632) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of honey, flowers, citrus peels, graininess, yeast and fruitiness. Sweet honey-ish flavor with floral spiciness and fruitiness. Medium-bodied. Not my thing and not very Tripel-like.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rugamu (100) - SPAIN - MAY 24, 2014
Buena triple belga con reminiscencias típicas de las triples añadiendo unos sabores a platano y frutos secos curiosos. El problema de esta cerveza, en botella de 33 cl, es lo excesivamente gaseosa que es, tanta burbuja no te deja disfrutar bien del trago y además es extremadamente duradera. No creo que vuelva a repetir si hay otras.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1623) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle, stable long lasting bubbly head, hazy lightish orange colour, amroma of honeycomb, yeast and dirt, flavour of candy with some fruity notes and somehoney im the back, smooth and quite light, though some alcohol intruding as the beer warms up. A bit simple but nice and easy to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markschiedon (171) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle. A bitter, alcohol aroma. The clear, golden beer has a medium white head. A mainly bitter taste, not so sweet. An average triple. High carbonated.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoufCustom (750) - HONG KONG - APR 19, 2014


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

Cloudy hazy golden orange colour with some dirt-like yeast sediments; One and a half finger head with crumpety white foams which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of malt, with strong vanilla, banana, caramel, sugar, strong Bel yeast, faint cinnamon and faint grass; Mid to light sweet taste of malt, with initial strong metallic, faint sourness, light fruity ester, light sugar, light booze, Bel yeast, lime, light bitter hops and faint grass; Medium body. Slick and quite creamy palate; Mouth feel is on-average Tripel. A good creamy body is right here, taste is adequate for something ‘big’. The fruity ester, light booze and Bel yeast are all here, but it feels bare and the taste level can’t go further. Hmm… Hoppiness is faint grass nose, lime, faint cinnamon and faint grass in taste. Bitterness is typical low for Tripel for a low sweet-bitter semi-finish; Slightly dry after taste. Easy and creamy to mouth.

Comments: As a Tripel, this one is just average. All the right attributes to be a decent brew are there, but not enough to be impressive. Like the St. Sebastiaan Golden, this brew as well as many others from Sterkens are all thunders but no rain. Oh well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6493) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2014
330 ml bottle. C. BB 13/11/16. From belgianbeerfactory.com.
Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Belgian yeast, rubber, caramel sweetness, malt and mild hops in the aroma. The flavour is yeast, bitterness, caramel sweetness, mild hops and malt. The alcohol is quite nicely hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moffo80 (1) - - MAR 21, 2014 does not count
Molto buona. Non amara, leggermente frizzante. Sembra molto leggera nonostante i 7 gradi

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fashawn (47) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 28, 2014
Buona birra. Si presenta bella arancione opalescente, con una schiuma bianca e porosa, spugnosa, persistente e abbondante pronta a troneggiare sulla birra. All’aroma frutta sotto spirito e pane raffermo emergono a ogni annusata, con ciliegia e fragola più pompanti che mai. Aroma non troppo persistente ma bello , piacevole. Al palato bon brilla per corpo, ma ha un sapore dolciastro sulle prime e leggermente amaricante. Finale leggermente lungo, ma non lunghissimo. Buona birra insomma.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamsen78 (2890) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours nearly clear pale golden with stable white head. Clear aroma of fruit and flowers, with notes of hops. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with sourish and sweetish floral and fruity notes. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Excessively high carbonation. Drinkable but nothing special. Way too expensive: 10 euro per bottle in a supermarket in Poland!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - AUG 18, 2013
I tried a 330 cc bottle, purchased at a local store. When it’s poured in the glass a cloudy golden beer it’s seen. The foam head it’s exaggerated at the begin but in a couple of seconds disappear without any trace. Taste is the expected for a Strong beer, with an alcoholic end.


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