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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 341   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."


polaxis' rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
polaxis (73) - - FEB 15, 2014
500 ml capped stoneware bottle, with swingtop, at home @10°C large and lasting off-white to beige head. Beer is completely dark. Malty with hints of caramel and chocolate aroma. Balance between sweetness and hoppyness is just a tick on the sweet side, but still very balanced. Very good beer, would definitely buy again.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7642) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
75 cl. bottle at KØ15. Clear dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel, fruit, yeast and spice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1162) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Bonito color chocolate, muy oscuro. Un dedo de espuma cremosa, que se va pronto pero deja la tipica película. Aroma ligero a chocolate y pan tostado. Buen cuerpo con mucha carbonatación. Sabor predominante dulce, sin exagerar, en medio de la efervescencia y con muchos más tonos que dan bastante complejidad. Uva, fruta roja, malta tostada, chocolate...El alcohol se deja notar y redondea el conjunto. Gran ale belga

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3135) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2015
(St. Sebastiaan Dark) From a heavy stone bottle, served into a tulip, ABV 6.9% Deep mahogany brown colour on the body, tall and thin tan head, with good retention though. Aroma has caramel, dates, raisins, metal, sugars. Taste is sweet, wit caramel, metallic notes, sugar, red and dark fruits, some nutty touches. Medium thin body with good carbonation. Not bad, nothing great either.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1470) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2015
0,5L bottle (from beerExpress, Tallinn). Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, dark fruits, plums. Flavor is sweet and bitter, burnt sugar, dark fruits, metallic notes, spicy notes. Overall: ok brew, don’t like the metallic notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermaris (108) - - MAY 10, 2015
Sour-bitter taste and aroma. More than average palete. Dark and cloudly appearance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (934) - LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
Dark brown almost black with medium beige head. Dry hoppiness with some roasted notes and certain sourness at the beginning.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
euniceradio (150) - Colton, California, USA - APR 5, 2015
1 Pint Ceramic - Pours pitch black yet brilliant red when backlit. Beautiful in a cervoise glass. Head is light tan and plentiful. Aroma is caramel malts and banana bread. Taste is the same with a malty sweetness. Tastes less dark than looks. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with good amount of carbonation. Overall...pretty good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (954) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 15, 2015
Clear dark brown-red colour with a medium frothy off white head, good lacings. On the nose aromas of caramel, malt, light herbal influences as well as ripe banana and bread. Softly carbonated woth a slick texture and full body. Rather fruity malt sweetness developing on the palate with a light aniseed flavour developing. Lasting medium finish. Nice idea with the swing top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3523) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
16oz Ceramic Swing Top 3/14/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-42° in Tulip-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of yeast and dark fruits. Taste of the same with some caramel and toffee. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PauloAG (196) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
500cc clay bottle. Dark brown with creamy tanned head. At first doesn’t taste like a dark beer. A bit hoppy. Some caramel sweetness. Nice beer.


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