Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Quote from the bottle: "Dark top-fermented abby ale brewed according to the purity law of 1516."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13600) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2958) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Pours almsot black with very slight head. Lots of inital carbonation. Aroma was pretty good. Malts and spice. Flavor was very bland and flat tasting. Sort of tasted like it came out of a can. The Monks dropped the ball on this one

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2854) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle from BevMo. Pours a dark bronish color. Looks flat. Dark fruit aromas of raisins and fig. Decent but too flat for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
05 bottle. Sweet malts caramel and sherry notes on the nose. Pours caramel amber with little to no head. Tart and funky with cidery flavors and caramelized malts. Its developing some sherry-like flavors as well, but is starting to go down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 28, 2012
Pours like coke with a decent head aroma of caramel, nuts, chocolate, herbs, yeast and some metalic notes, aroma of yeast, apple, caramel and dried fruits, medium bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle, Thanks DSG. Pours dark brown, almost black with a frothy off-white head. Old malt, soapy aroma, then wood. Tastes bitter, a little dry, then slightly sweet. Too carbonated, medium-bodied, alcoholic finish.

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