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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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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."


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Nuts and dark fruit in the nose. Appearance is brown with a nice head. For a low ABV belgian this has loads of flavor. Grapes, nutmeg, caramel, chocolate, spices, and something slightly sour I cant seem to put a finger on. It's a bit on the carbonated side but that's the only flaw I can find in this beer. Another great beer from Sterkens!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2004
This roasted almond colored beer has a near perfect brownish-white, fizzy head that leaves a touch of lacing. The nose is incredibly malty with caramelized grains and hints of chocolate. The palate echos the intensity of the nose with massive caramel and nutty malt. The finish actually picks up a touch of hoppiness, which quickly fades into marzipan.

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 didn’t 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 shouldn’t be too cold, you won’t taste anything.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3151) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
earthy, spruce, cereal, chocolate, cooked vegetables, smoke, brown, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2001
A slightly cloudy copper hue with a nice persistent collar. Gentle aroma of malt, caramel, banana and subdued spices. Nice body, smoooooth as all hell, soft malt, soft caramel,soft banana and pear flavors that are consistent througout with a quick clean dry finish. A very well constructed and refined brew. Reminds me of Ommegang somewhat. Fantastic beer but almost $8 for 16oz. The bottle isnt that cool. Drop the price and i would have something to go back to.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Dark garnet color, somewhere between eggplant and maroon, with a huge, rocky, creamy tan head. Aroma is soft, sweet, nutty, with notes of toffee, butterscotch and dates. Smooth palate, with a generous, gorgeous, tingly mouthful of hops, abundant in flavor. Excellent body and texture, extemely fruity, too. Like a big, sparkling, delicious boozy fruit punch. I caught this on sale for $4.99 a 750 ml, which is a bargain and then some. A reliably tasy Belgian brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5374) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Central Market - Austin,Tx. - 16 oz crockery bottle with a clasp cork top pretty nifty - earns this a five in appearance along with the dark, copper murky pour with an off white but thin head. Aroma is sweet and delectable with some strong date and raisin notes. The flavor picks up where the aroma leaves off with some added chocolate notes to accent the dates and raisins - some baked brown bread makes its way in there as well. The palate is smooth and creamy- very smooth going down. An excellent Belgian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Very hard to pour especially into a short chalice. Head was rather non-existant even after a fast and very aware pour. More bubbles than anything with a modest sized ring around that glass that laced up well for what it had to work with. Color was burguny with rubyish-yellowish-pinkish highlights. Nice color on this one. Definately cherries in the aroma but I really had to smell deep to conjure up anything else. Once you get those cherries it is very pleasing. Tastes pretty good especially on the mid-palte. Unique is the word I would use to describes its flavor. Fruity and well hopped. Lots of cherries, raisins, dates, some clove on the mid-palate with a well balanced smooth character. Tastes great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 7, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 PErfect, this is a Good beer, but I had a similar one previous. NOt as alcoholic, but good quallity.


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