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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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."


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
This beer poured a very dark amber color and formed a nice very light tan bubbly head that subsided quickly and left some lace. The aroma was of malt and fruit, very sweet. The flavor was of malt, fruit and some spice. The body was a medium and the finish had elements of both the fruit and the spice. The alcohol was detectable, but not distracting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2003
Tasty Belgian ale. Aroma is nice and complex with hints of raisins, spice, and alcohol. Pours up big fluffy head that is mostly diminishing. Beer is burgandy colored and exhibits light lacing. Nice complex flavor to compliment the aroma. Almost excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2003
Hazy brown coloured. Fruity aroma of green apples. Complex malty and fruity flavour with a touch of mint chocolate. Dry finish. A truly complex and interesting brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (405) - SPAIN - AUG 31, 2007
500 cl ceramic bottle. Dark brown colour aond no head at all. At first I thought it was going to be bad from travel, but no. Delicious aroma of pears, peaches, dark fruits and chocolate. How can this be made according to the German purity law? Sweet silky flavor, but a lighter body than expected. Taste of fruits, again peaches, port wine, spices, and chocolate. It’s great, the only weakness is the shy body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (501) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Dark brown auburn color. Malty bready nose. Flavor of prune, molasses with roasted coffee at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bweezy (53) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
Poured a dark brown with creamy, off-white head. Aroma is malt/yeast and a hint of fruit.. Flavour is malt with hints of...nuts? Not sure exactly. Pleasant easy drinking brew, but not as complex as I’d have thought. Still, a nice brew to drink

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vikingguy (801) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Pours nearly black; some ruby hints when held up to a light. Tall foamy head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste has notes of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, some good balancing hops. Lots of malt with a creamy texture. Really liked this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8259) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Dark brown pour. Nose of raisins, caramel, nuts. Taste is smooth raisins, prunes and burnt fruits. Rated 5/18/04

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
A nice Belgian ale that just gets better and better from sip to sip. A dark, top fermented abbey, with a high fermentation process. It is reasonably strong with a gentle flavor of caramel malt. The bittersweet taste characterizes this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4155) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 500mL ceramic swingtop bottle poured hazy brown with big beige head and nice lace. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt and nuts. Body is medium as is the carbonation. Is it just me or do beers taste better from ceramics?


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