Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Quote from the bottle: "Dark top-fermented abby ale brewed according to the purity law of 1516."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3518) - 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,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (660) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Ceramic bottle. Dark brown color with an inch tan head. Fruity sweet aroma. Sweet candy sugar fruity flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2803) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14027) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1910) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1150) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4885) - 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?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (8041) - 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.

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