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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Quote from the bottle: "Dark top-fermented abby ale brewed according to the purity law of 1516."


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2003
Hazy brown coloured. Fruity aroma of green apples. Complex malty and fruity flavour with a touch of mint chocolate. Dry finish. A truly complex and interesting brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2003
UPDATED: APR 24, 2004 Deep amber/Brown color with a slightly grey or brownish head. The taste is spices, licorice and slightly bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2003
Spices and light lactic aroma. Redbrown color, light brown head, fair lace. Licorice, spices, yeasty, bitter, alcohol finish. This 75cl bottle just was too much for me, couldn't finish it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Brown color which when held to the light reveals a nice dark amber hue. Light tan creamy looking head. Candied date aroma. Caramel, oak and alcohol flavors. Harsh and overbearing when cool. Seems to mellow, as it warms. Nice malty linger.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8023) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Dark clear brown. Smells and drinks like an English brown. Vanilla, maple, wood, sweat socks in the aroma and flavor. Somewhat syrupy, and a little bitter. Chemicaly-woody finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Dark amber in coloration, tan head with a nice lacing. Heavy smell of malts, much like a brown ale. tastes malty, maplesque... its a brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Malty aroma of brown sugar caramel and bananas.Chestnut red appearance with a pillowy head.Mild sweet caramel,slight dark fruit flavor with a slightly sour very mild hop finish.Hid alcohol well but lacked complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2003
The bottle is super cool, solid with a normal bottle cap yet a grolsch style resealable cap. Poured amber with a thick, coarse beige head. Floating particulate. Aroma was very big, yeast and nuts. Flavor was somewhat milder than what I was expecting, everything about this beer was bold until now. Taste was yeast, alcohol and grapes going down. It didnt really come together well and it bored me--thin to boot....this beer had so much going for it before hitting a wall.....still not bad though.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Just like the golden but with a bit more flavor to it. Chocolate, nutty, coffee flavor. Wonderful

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Pours a dark murky caramel brown with a large tan pillowy head. Complex malty aroma with good bready Belgian yeast. Body is semi-sweet with an earthy chocolate palate with lots of carbonation. A good Belgian ale with nice flavor that won't knock you out.


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