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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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."


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Beautiful looking beer, brown with a red tint and a rocky lacing tan head. Nice fruity aroma with some spice and some grass. The flavor has some fruit and candy sugar, quite sweet but not cloying. The finish is lasting with a bit of burn.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - NOV 19, 2012
Half of a 750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Slightly hazy deep brown color, big, thick and steady dark off white head. Yeasty nose with faint fruit and mellow spicy hops and some sink water. Watery overriped and sweet fruit flavor, lo bitterness, some delicate roast, caramel, alcohol and mold. Medium body, gassy, unpleasant finish, not so good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1804) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle , big creamy stable head, dark burgundy red to brown with rusty streaks, aroma of strawberry and apricot jam, waffles an a metalic hint, flavour of sourdough bread with some burned sugar, tropical fruits, cider and citrus, light to medium body and quite sour, very long fruity finish. Suprisingly different and very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3351) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2012
Sizeable biege head dark ruby red pour medium carbonation aromas spicy dark fruit alcohol sweetness malt some brown sugar dried fruit a freshness flavours port wine plums aniseed sultanas sugar smooth sweetness to the ale some spice a creamy note mild bitter the finish nice ale good balance of tastes sweet nice bitter very pleasant ale decent aftertastes spice fruit alcohol

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerenmk (2595) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle, Thanks DSG. Pours dark brown, almost black with a frothy off-white head. Old malt, soapy aroma, then wood. Tastes bitter, a little dry, then slightly sweet. Too carbonated, medium-bodied, alcoholic finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6351) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle shared at kerenmk’s place. Dark brown a big bubbly beige head. Malty aroma with a bit of fruity esters, a bit perfumy, yeasty spiciness, caramel, a bit of licorice and a bit of alcohol notes. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, some fruitiness, light toastiness, a faint chocolate note, a bit of licorice and a drier finish, a bit bitter, slightly spicy and slightly alcoholic. Medium-bodied and over-carbonated. OK.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jojojodio (7) - - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
Had it a long time ago but I still remember the taste of it. One of the better dark beers I had in my life. Expensive here in Japan.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Ceramic looking bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel and chocolate from the malts, plus a little hops. Flavor the same, a nice blend of it all. Average texture. A pretty good Belgian beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 28, 2012
Pours like coke with a decent head aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate, herbs, yeast and some metalic notes, aroma of yeast, apple, caramel and dried fruits, medium bodied

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2575) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
500 ml bottle at Volo. Pours a slightly rubyish dark brown with large light tan head. Aroma is sort of cola-ish with dark fruit. Flavour is fruity (cherry and other slight dark fruits), brown sugar and light chocolate. Fairly lively carbonation. Good.


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