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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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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."


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
Amber-burgundy colour. Aroma is light, with treacle notes and a slight peach fruitiness. The body is light, but offers a vibrant character. Toffee and light orange notes abound, but are drowned out by too much alcohol in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Ruby colored with a nice frothy head. Dried fruit, sweetness and alcohol in the aroma. Flavors were dried cherries and prunes, malt and too little spice. Decent, but not something I’d look for again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 Dark cloudy brown, almost no head, weak but ok lacing. Aroma of caramel and brown sugar. Flavor of brown sugar, caramel, little bit nutty, and even a touch of metallic. Some dates in the flavor as it warmed (would rather have figs or plums). Mouthfeel was thin, astringent (undeveloped), and a little watery. Re-rate, Dec 06 in Okayama, Japan, bottle: Spices in the aroma, safron, roses? Appearance was equally weak as my first w/ no lacing, some red hues to the brown. The flavor was caramel, brown sugar, some diacetyl. Bumped flavor and aroma up a notch or two.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Ceramic bottle. Pours dark caramel, off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt grass. Flavor is toffee, caramel, grass. Too sweet for me.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
Ceramic bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Clear, orangey brown with a rough, off-white head. Sweetish aroma of dried fruits. Medium body with basically no carbonation. Roasted malts and a light fruitiness with a discreet hoppiness in the finish. Indifferent and not completely fresh. 221108

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2002
Amber coloured with a medium head. Slightly sweet malty aroma and taste. Rather bland.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Pours a deep hazy brown with alomst no head. Aromas of roasted malts, vanila and maple.. Flavors of light chocolate, and a sweetness that lingers on the palate.

2.8
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Porued deep brown with thin white head...smelled musty and sweet...taste is watery but sweet with raisins...yeasty too...not good yeast though...cloying raisin sweetness in the finish...I like the jug though...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2005
Bottle. Dark chestnut reddish hue with light-tan bigbubbled head. Phenolic aroma. Flavor is dry with some chocolate and slight roast. Heavily carbonated and a bit thinbodied. As I poured the last glass, huge, sticky lumps of sediment came into the glass. I like my yeast, but not in these excessive, disgusting looking, quantities.


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