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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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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."


Poobah's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Poobah (265) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Dark brown with a thin head and some lacing. Easy entry with a mildly carbonated mouthfeel and a raisiny, vanilla finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (436) - POLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, pod światło rubinowa, klarowna. Piana koloru kremowego, dość obfita, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, ładnie oblepiająca szkło. [4/5] Aromat: słodki, cukierkowy, ciemne słody, lekka nuta alkoholowa i ... Koniec, zaskakująco ubogi. Smak: dość pełny, słodowy, słodki. Do tego karmel, nieco miodu. Dopiero pod koniec nieco czekolady. Tym razem piwo belgijskie w kamionkowej butelce, które dostałem na urodziny w ubiegłym roku. Przyznam, że spodziewałem się trunku w duchu konkretnego i esencjonalnego, tymczasem okazało się, że piwo jest płaskie i nudne. Dopiero pod koniec, gdy wlałem bardziej mętną część (o dziwo) uaktywniły się bardziej wyraziste smaki i aromaty. To stanowczo za mało. Dawno już nie próbowałem dobrego "Belga".

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Case (239) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Aromas of caramel and raisins. Taste is sweet and full of caramel. Body is weak and watery. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2014
An interesting beer some some yeast flavors coming through. It has an old time flavor to it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1414) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Aromas of hay, raisins, spice and cola. An opaque dark brown pour with a robust, but short lived tan head, producing fine lacing. The overall taste is fragely sweet. Cola, Belgina yeast, with hints of raisins. Medium body with medium carbonation. Carbonated mouthfeel. Overall, enjoyable but not necessarily outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 15, 2014
500 ml capped stoneware bottle, with swingtop, at home @10°C large and lasting off-white to beige head. Beer is completely dark. Malty with hints of caramel and chocolate aroma. Balance between sweetness and hoppyness is just a tick on the sweet side, but still very balanced. Very good beer, would definitely buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (3078) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark coffee brown with airy but stable light tan head. Clear aroma of fruit and flowers, with notes of malt. Sweet, malty flavour, with fruity and caramellish notes and mild hoppy touches. Bitter finish. Reasonable but I have tasted better beers of this style. Way too expensive, at least where I bought it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5010) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
500 ml capped stoneware bottle, with swingtop. Bought at Alcampo Gran Canaria. ABV is 6.9%. A dark strong beer, brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot. Very dark brown colour, large and lasting off-white to beige head. Moderately malty and slightly spicy aroma, hints of caramel. Malty flavour, hints of caramel, mild spices and brown bread, but not as sweet as many other Belgians.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3028) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
I was lucky enough to get the lower priced 75cl glass bottle version instead of the pottery 50cl one. Dark red brown colour. Dried fruits in the aroma, raisins, etc. Flavour is generally quite sweet and caramelesque but there’s a background woody, nutty dryness to keep it in check.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1724) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
500 ml crock. Pours a dark brown with moderate head. Aromas of dark fruit, Flavors of juniper berries and wood. Distinct. Bitter with sweet finish. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3630) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle at Belgian Beer Bar in Zhuhai for $220 CNY. Pours opaque brown. Huge tan, foamy head. Clean, but dusty yeast aroma. Flavor is belgium hay. Very clean danky malt syrup, purified. Strong flavor but goes down too smooth, esp. in Zhuhai.


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