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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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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."


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle pours deep copper with a khaki colored head. Aroma smells of wheat bread, oatmeal cookies, and some other fruit that I can’t quite put my finger on. Flavor shows the same with some caramel, nuts, and light oak. Overall body is soft, moderately sweet, and finishes lightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Poured into a trappist glass. Smells of raisins and oatmeal immediate. Very carbonated beer. Good body. Sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
05 bottle. Sweet malts caramel and sherry notes on the nose. Pours caramel amber with little to no head. Tart and funky with cidery flavors and caramelized malts. Its developing some sherry-like flavors as well, but is starting to go down.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2010
7/12/10. 16oz flip top. Dirty, musty, old homebrew aroma. Huge sweet caramelly taste. Dirty and not too pleasant. Skip it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4546) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2010
dark bread, roasty, burnt,dark amber, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2010
Thanks to Henrik, Saxo, Ole and Zita for this one. Dark brown and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of dark fruit, plums, rasins, caramel. Flavor is heavy sweet. Soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
Ceramic bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. DArk amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
onystrom (1318) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle. Beautiful dark amber colour with great head. Nice fruity spicey aroma. Nice flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with creamy head. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, licorice, malt, yeast and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Dark brown pour. Nose of raisins, caramel, nuts. Taste is smooth raisins, prunes and burnt fruits. Rated 5/18/04


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