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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Quote from the bottle: "Dark top-fermented abby ale brewed according to the purity law of 1516."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4417) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2012
Mildly sweet malts and yeast in aroma. The flavor is caramel, candy sugar, dark fruit and not much bitterness. Somewhat subdued but pretty good still.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2012
From back log

head: off white, medium , foamy
Colour: dark brown
Smell: caramel, candy sugar, toffee, chocolat, sweet, malts
Taste: highly drinkable , not thin bodied, rather sweet tough , but quite good actually !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
500ml ceramic swingtop bottle. Pours dark mahogany with a thin white quickly dissipating head with minimal lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, brown sugar and subtle dark fruits. Not much hops. Taste is very sweet. Unfortunately this beer was not very exciting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3412) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
earthy, spruce, cereal, chocolate, cooked vegetables, smoke, brown, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (659) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Ceramic bottle. Dark brown color with an inch tan head. Fruity sweet aroma. Sweet candy sugar fruity flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2577) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2011
50cl ceramic bottle. Dark brown colour with a frothy and good lasting off-white head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel and toasted malts. Flavour is sweet, moderate to burnt sugar, slightly spicy and bready. The final is average long, sweet and bready. Carbonation is soft. Texture is oily. Body is medium to high.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2011
750 mL bottle at home. Pours dark brown with hints of mahogany and some red. Very light brown foam, good lacing. Aroma of dried cherries, some plum, spiciness, and light, yeasty malts. Taste profile mirrors the aroma’s, with the dried cherries accentuated. Lighter on the palate than I expected, though it’s pleasant. Nothing too special here, but pairs nicely with a chicken dinner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12876) - 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 (188) - 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 (1820) - 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


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