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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 334   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."


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Presented in an attractive ceramic bottle that I will likely use for homebrew! ours clear, dark mahogany with no head. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, dang it. Aroma is molassas, caramel and prunes along with sweet malt. Flavor is sweet and dominated by over-ripe fruit and special-b malt (raisin/caramel). Not complex at all for the style. Full-bodied and barely carbonated. This bottle must be jacked up, so Iíll have to try it again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle. Very dark brown with a good tan head. Aroma is nice with malty caramel dark fruit and some yeast. However the flavor is disappointing. Quite bland in fact. Some sweetness at first with some bitterness, but it is very muted and unimpressive. Not bad but definitely a little bland on the tongue. Rather smooth and easy to drink though. For a standard belgian ale this is okay.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlbertC (276) - GŲteborg, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2001
Not my favorite style, but an interesting beer and one of the better Belgians I have had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2001
Very nice dark ale, with a strong taste and nice palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Dark amber in coloration, tan head with a nice lacing. Heavy smell of malts, much like a brown ale. tastes malty, maplesque... its a brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Smell of malts and raisin but not sweet, and actually I also get a smell reminiscent of Chinese barbecue. Taste is drier than I expected, malty, with a mildly sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2001
Better than other Belgian Ales that Iíve had. I really canít put my finger on what it tastes like, but I enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MRMedellin (214) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - NOV 7, 2013
Interesting beer, when itís poured In glass a dark brown beer is seen. This one in particular exhibits a small and persistent foam head. The aroma reveals some coffee, floral, citrus, raisin and vanilla notes. When itís tasted a strong body can be felt, the flavor is strong and constant, leaving a nice final perception. Really good Dark Belgium Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2008
WOW! I love this one. Cermaic 16 ounce jug, Pours very dark brown, almost black. I didnít get a lot of head and what was there disappeared very quickly. Sweet smelling and tasting. fruity, raisins. Good beer, I will get this one again. I tasted it at about 55 degrees, which helped I think, this one shouldnít be too cold, you wonít taste anything.


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