Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 335   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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2850) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maledictum (683) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
This beer was delicious. Tingly carbonation, earthy, dark fruits. Really memorable and leaves you wanting more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2011
Aroma is some red fruits, figs, alcohol and diacetyl. Taste is rather dry, again dark fruits and some wood. Finish is malty and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
I decided to pour this into a goblet to open it up. Once poured the head disapated almost intently, leaving a small 1/8 inch layer of beautiful head. The beer is a dark rubyish color, or as I call it, mahogany. The aroma from the glass is of toffee and caramel. The flavor of this Dubbel is strong at first, and then it mellows into its greatness. There is a very light amount of lacing with this beer as well. This Dubble is really nice especially when comparing it to several others that I have tried. After a few sips, my mouth feels clean, as if I had just drank water...this is not a bad thing, as the flavor of the beer is still lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3770) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Has a strong, malty aroma with a spicy undertone and a hint of apple. It pours a semi-transparent mahogany with a thin and not too persistent light tan head. Flavor is malty with an undertone of apple and a hint of caramel. Texture is smooth yet subtly fizzy, and it leaves a fairly persistent soft tingle and just a whisper of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
POLK (2219) - Hřrning, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
A nice Belgian ale that just gets better and better from sip to sip. A dark, top fermented abbey, with a high fermentation process. It is reasonably strong with a gentle flavor of caramel malt. The bittersweet taste characterizes this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4784) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2010
Ceramic bottle with ceramic stopper. Dark beer with deep red highlights. Fair foam head. Nice fruit aroma with scents of cherry, pineapple and plum and hints of chocolate and yeast. Similar light fruit flavour. A little airy, light body and cherry pineapple. Could be more if deeper and darker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Swing top from pikapp327. Pour is dark a with white head. Aroma is a little roasted, carbonation, and cocoa. Taste isn’t overly aggressive, some bitter cocoa, roasted malt, a slight fruitiness, and licorice.

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