Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


on tap

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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."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Pours a deep transparent ruby read with a full, rocky, tan head. Light on the carbonation. The aroma is bitter, spicy and of over-ripe fruit. The taste is somewhat one-dimensional, with a slightly sweet start and a lasting bitter finish. The mouthfeel is watery with some effervescence and a lasting bite. A pleasant warming feeling as it goes down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tool2scream (187) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2003
I bought this beer because of the bottle. Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a nicely cloudy, dark-brown with little head that quickly disappears. Aroma is sweet with walnuts, hazelnuts, molasses, and slight alcohol. Flavor is nutty, yeasty, and alcoholicy... not much else. Easily drinkable. Sampled at 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Comes around with a nice ruby copper tone and a nose full of brown sugar, raisins, and yeast. Decent head, some fine microbubble sheets form on the side of the glass. Beginning is a shade on the sweet side, but rounds out into a slightly sour ending which is quite nice. It has Trappiste overtones, but it's not quite as complex. Good, but I find myself searching for more flavors that aren't there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 13, 2009
This brew is very pretty, nice color and decent head, but flavors are weak. Malty mildly carbonated

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Brown color, light tan creamy head. Caramel,slight dark fruit flavor with a slightly sour very mild hop finish. Easily drinkable. Good Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Bottle. Aroma is a nice fruit (apple) scent. Color is deep amber. Very smooth caramel flavor with a touch of hops. Very smooth mouthfeel. I really like this one. It is worth the price just for the cool ceramic bottle!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joechristenson (146) - 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
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Yep, the alcohol is here. Nutty and sweet. Yeasty. The problem here is that there should or at least could be more flavors.

   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.

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