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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 318   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."


2.8
   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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2005
Sweet malty/yeasty nose provides mellow earthiness envelopping a floral, dark fruit medley accentuated by tartish chocolatey roastiness. Body is dark brown, hazy developping a diminishing off-white head. Almost surprisingly thin in mouth, not very belgian in that aspect. The flavors are sparse, losing themselves in a soft breeze that was too strong for them. Very thin, moderately high carbonation. Short finish, might have been a bit old I guess though no date was indicated, but even fresh, there are a bit too many better examples to go and pay the premium price for a special bottle again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8189) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2006
500 ml ceramic bottle. Pretty swish looking packaging. Dark brown orange-tan beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is of brown sugar, honey, toasted rye bread. Fairly simple, light spiciness but the yeast is generally subdued. Light plumminess but also some metallic flavours. Some rumminess as well. Body is a bit thin and it’s fairly bitter for the style. OK, but not great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Dark reddish brown color with an off-white head. I get a whole lot of yeast and not much of anything else from the aroma. There’s some sweet malt in the flavor but I mainly get an unpleasant yeast flavor and some metallic bitterness. Just a hint of nuts in there too. Pretty bland stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4284) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Thanks to Joebrew for donating this beer to Footbalm’s September 2006 tasting. Sadly this beer disappointed. Sweet malt and light fruit aroma. Flavor was sweet but lacked depth, and like the palate was too thin. The beer was also lacking carbonation. It was probably very nice at one time. But what hell is a Belgian brewery doing, if they are adhering to the Reihengesboht?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2006
a mild cola like flavor, that gives the flavor of dark malts with mild spicyness. a semi-harsh taste of bitterness. very good

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (8534) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle... Hazy, dark, Longhorn-orange ale with a small, creamy, fawn head. Excellent, tight retention. Grainy, meaty, metallic nose. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Perfectly balanced, but thin and uninspired. A touch chocolaty. Crisp, lightly sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUL 10, 2011
Pours a murky brown body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of yeast, dough, toffee, and mustiness. Flavor of sweet malt and yeast.


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