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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 321   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."


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malty, dried fruit, dark sugar and spicy - orange peel. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 061011

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Not bad, but nothing excellent. Some standard malty and dried fruit flavors expected of the belgian style, but nothing else. Also, very weak flavor for the style, almost watered-down tasting. I’ve had much better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2011
750 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel spicy and dry fruits flavor malts caramel spicy fruits and some hops

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1092) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Poured pretty much black with a large bubbly light-tan head. Interesting aroma of roasted malts, figs, and fruit with yeast. Taste is smooth and roasted with a lot of fruity notes. Finish has lots of figs and some fruity yeast flavors. A tad over-carbonated. Taste has raisins as well. Overall pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4141) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 500mL ceramic swingtop bottle poured hazy brown with big beige head and nice lace. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt and nuts. Body is medium as is the carbonation. Is it just me or do beers taste better from ceramics?

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (6634) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle, shared with my brother-in-law. Medium amber brown, average tan head. Aroma is sweet and cola-ish, kind of odd and uninviting. Sweet caramel flavour, watery, sugary and simple. No yeast, no fruit, no spice, just blah. I don’t really get this brew, especially given that their blonde ale was pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2605) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2011
16 oz. swing top ceramic bottle. Pours a light beige, lasting head, over a clear, reddish brown (SRM 25) body...nose is heavy malts with raisin, fig, brown sugar...taste is raisin, fig toffee/caramel finishing with a hint of allspice...mouth feel medium, carbonation high. This is almost a light take on a Dubbel, but it brushes the Biere de Garde also. It is not particularly distinguished. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Saint Sebastian Dark Pours dark brown with a huge thick long lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel malts yeast, spices (cloves, nutmeg) and raisins. Flavor is subdued some when cold, but the body filled in as it warmed up. Super bubbly all the way. Flavor is reminiscent of a Belgian Dubbel. Dark fruits and malt with a very slight sour note on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maledictum (613) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUL 10, 2011
Pours a murky brown body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of yeast, dough, toffee, and mustiness. Flavor of sweet malt and yeast.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
This beer was delicious. Tingly carbonation, earthy, dark fruits. Really memorable and leaves you wanting more.


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