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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 328   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14342) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2008
Bottle. An amber beer with some floaties, and a beige head leaving nice lacings. Caramel-sweet aroma with some spicyness, maybe lacking complexity, but quite nice. The flavor is sweet,with dried fruits, spices and bitterness. Effervescent, full-bodied beer, quite sticky in the mouth. A nice one. (080412)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13836) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2008
Ceramic bottle, 6.9%. Vinous flavour. Sweet and roasted. Clear dark brown colour. Slightly slimy mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2005
Bottled (BB 06/2008)
Dark brown color, nice creamy tanned head. Strong metal and lemon in the nose same time with caramel and prunes. Medium-bodied - a bit empty, carbonated. Strange metallic flavor also. Otherwise quite enjoyable: fruity but dry with hints of licorice, late hoppyness and some fruits and roasted malts.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12849) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
Amber-burgundy colour. Aroma is light, with treacle notes and a slight peach fruitiness. The body is light, but offers a vibrant character. Toffee and light orange notes abound, but are drowned out by too much alcohol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12217) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
(Bottle) 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11725) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Clear mahogany body topped by a medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, raisin, anise. Taste is mild sweet, caramel, anise. Finish is somewhat burnt, with slightly sweet brown sugar. Watery medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2005
Nice amber color with an offwhite head. Aroma from syrup, nutty, malty, figs, plaums, some vanilla and with creamy notes. Flavor is fruity and malty with figs and plums and also some smoky notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2007
16 oz. ceramic bottle. Aromas of sweet dark fruits and caramel malt. Near opaque color, but brilliant ruby red using halogen. Beige head that frothed and laced. Medium bodied. Mild carbonation. Sweet berry and raisin flavors. As the sweetness leaves, a mild bitter arises. The finish begins sweet, but as the sugars rinse away, a mild bitter stays. Dark fruits come and go. Very drinkable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11429) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle @ Maria tasting. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, caramel, spices. Flavour is roasted, alcohol, malt, caramel, spices, sweetness. Nice beer


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