Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


on tap

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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."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (2919) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maledictum (608) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11328) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Clear mahogany body topped by a medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, raisin, anise. Taste is mild sweet, caramel, anise. Finish is somewhat burnt, with slightly sweet brown sugar. Watery medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009
Date: August 12, 1999
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Good malt taste/aroma

Date: August 12, 1999
Appearance: brown, big tan head
Aroma: light toasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of chocolate and carmel, slight aged malt complexity

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2004
reddish brown with floaties, lacey off white head. cocoa, nutty, cherry and red liquorice in the aroma. the flavour, sadly is a bit thjin and goes plain watery and boring int he finish. not my fav.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Per usual, the St. Sebastiaan series comes in a handsome, swingtop bottle, but...
...I rated this straight down the middle since it’s such a bland, uninteresting, but unoffensive beer. It pours a near carbonation free brown body with a wispy, large bubble head that soons pops into nothingness. The aroma is faint - some caramel malt. The watery body delivers a light caramel malt and dark candy flavor. This is all right, but doesn’t merit repeating.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmmbeer (1225) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Recieved in a ceramic cask- nice pop when it opened. Great head when poured when I noticed something- bubbles. What was I thinking? If I wanted Champagne, I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT CHAMPAGNE. Waited for the carbonation to disappear, good taste after that happened. Went down smooth with hints of it actually tasting like beer. Some people like BEERPAGNE, but I don’t.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2010
7/12/10. 16oz flip top. Dirty, musty, old homebrew aroma. Huge sweet caramelly taste. Dirty and not too pleasant. Skip it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 31, 2006
"Poured a cloudy brown no head at all. Aroma was of strong brown sugar. Flavor was unimpressive, watered down brown sugar and caramel. Some awful metallic aftertaste. not good. "

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chuma (5) - Essen, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2005 does not count
750’ glass bottle. Brewed 2001, BB 8/04. Nice brown colour, pours with a huge off-white head. Head melts down quickly. Low in CO². Light malty-fruity aroma. Lighter body than expected. Flavor is sweet with toffee, coca, chocolate and burned toast. Short dry finish with some alcoholic aftertaste. Seems too old already.

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