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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 321   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2008
Ceramic bottle, 6.9%. Vinous flavour. Sweet and roasted. Clear dark brown colour. Slightly slimy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13106) - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12329) - 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 (12167) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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 (11317) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11101) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from Citti, Flensburg. Pours a clear redish brown with a BIG beige bubbly head - filling up most of my tulip glass. Aroma has dark dried fruits, and a little toffee. Quite low in carbonation compared to the giant head. Flavour is surprisingly roasted with an undertone of raisins and plums. There is a definite dark bitterness to the end - perhaps a little chocolate even.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009
Date: August 12, 1999
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Good malt taste/aroma

Date: August 12, 1999
Appearance: brown, big tan head
Aroma: light toasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of chocolate and carmel, slight aged malt complexity

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10696) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - 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


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