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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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common

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RATINGS: 328   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."


jojojodio's rating

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jojojodio (7) - - SEP 8, 2012
Had it a long time ago but I still remember the taste of it. One of the better dark beers I had in my life. Expensive here in Japan.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2618) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Mahogny red in color with an off-white head. Chocolate, butterscotch and sweet malty notes in aroma. There’s also some ripe and dark fruityness present. Nuttyness and dark fruits in taste. Sweet and slightly spiced finish with some bready malty notes and plums in aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
16 ounce ceramic bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/15/2017. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian dark ale style. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (155) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
16 Fl OZ. ($8.39) Very good dark beer. Very drinkable. like the earthenware bottle too. will be buying again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5938) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle picked up at Jungle Jims from backlog notes. Pours brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts,ddark fruits, a hint of chocolate, a light nutty character, a splash of yeast, age is a question.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
One of Sterkens’ ’kruikenbieren’, dark brown, malty, sweet and yeasty with some complexity, but a bit thin body, like most of the Sterkens ales.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (984) - SPAIN - SEP 12, 2014
Botella de 75 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta tostada, caramelo, levadura.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (720) - ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown with a huge beige head. Aroma of prunes, raisins, light roast and yeast. Sweet dried fruits favors, coffee and caramel, slightly soapy, mild bitter finish. Medium bodied, fizzy, sticky mouthfeel. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (572) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, pod światło rubinowa, klarowna. Piana koloru kremowego, dość obfita, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, ładnie oblepiająca szkło. [4/5] Aromat: słodki, cukierkowy, ciemne słody, lekka nuta alkoholowa i ... Koniec, zaskakująco ubogi. Smak: dość pełny, słodowy, słodki. Do tego karmel, nieco miodu. Dopiero pod koniec nieco czekolady. Tym razem piwo belgijskie w kamionkowej butelce, które dostałem na urodziny w ubiegłym roku. Przyznam, że spodziewałem się trunku w duchu konkretnego i esencjonalnego, tymczasem okazało się, że piwo jest płaskie i nudne. Dopiero pod koniec, gdy wlałem bardziej mętną część (o dziwo) uaktywniły się bardziej wyraziste smaki i aromaty. To stanowczo za mało. Dawno już nie próbowałem dobrego "Belga".

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Case (256) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Aromas of caramel and raisins. Taste is sweet and full of caramel. Body is weak and watery. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2014
An interesting beer some some yeast flavors coming through. It has an old time flavor to it.


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