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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 338   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."


KajII's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
16.9oz Ceramic Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a slight reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head, which reduced down to a medium film and collar with excellent sheeting of lacing. The aroma was strong of a musty Belgian yeast and a toasted grain malt with notes of toffee, dark fruit (dates and figs) and a mild medicinal odor. The taste was a tad sweet with a nice malty feel, a hint of toffee and a slight chocolate presence from the start, becoming ever so lightly bitter with a good sweet yeast taste and a note of dark fruit and a slight medicinal flavor right at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a dry, bitter and slightly fruity taste left lying on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a ticklish carbonation. Overall this was a decent enough Dubbel, which was rich and creamy and had a nice bold yeasty taste. Although I did think it was a bit over carbonated, it did still possess a smooth and satisfying drinkability...


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1368) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2015
0,5L bottle (from beerExpress, Tallinn). Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, dark fruits, plums. Flavor is sweet and bitter, burnt sugar, dark fruits, metallic notes, spicy notes. Overall: ok brew, don’t like the metallic notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermaris (52) - - MAY 10, 2015
Sour-bitter taste and aroma. More than average palete. Dark and cloudly appearance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (837) - LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
Dark brown almost black with medium beige head. Dry hoppiness with some roasted notes and certain sourness at the beginning.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
euniceradio (97) - Colton, California, USA - APR 5, 2015
1 Pint Ceramic - Pours pitch black yet brilliant red when backlit. Beautiful in a cervoise glass. Head is light tan and plentiful. Aroma is caramel malts and banana bread. Taste is the same with a malty sweetness. Tastes less dark than looks. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with good amount of carbonation. Overall...pretty good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (839) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 15, 2015
Clear dark brown-red colour with a medium frothy off white head, good lacings. On the nose aromas of caramel, malt, light herbal influences as well as ripe banana and bread. Softly carbonated woth a slick texture and full body. Rather fruity malt sweetness developing on the palate with a light aniseed flavour developing. Lasting medium finish. Nice idea with the swing top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3501) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
16oz Ceramic Swing Top 3/14/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-42° in Tulip-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of yeast and dark fruits. Taste of the same with some caramel and toffee. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PauloAG (160) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
500cc clay bottle. Dark brown with creamy tanned head. At first doesn’t taste like a dark beer. A bit hoppy. Some caramel sweetness. Nice beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (1703) - Granollers, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2015
Cervesa amb un toc dolç i afruitat, un pel amb massa carbonatació. Cerveza con un toque dulce y frutado, un poco demasiado carbonatada.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1966) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle from De Bierloods, Adegem. Dark brown, thin layer of foam. Medium carbonation. Light roastiness. Sweet flavour of caramel and ripe fruit. Rater thin body. Ok.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayaron (602) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle 0.5l. Clear dark amber with medium beige head. Sweetish aroma of dark fruits, some graininess and hint of cola. Sweetish flavor, some dark fruits, notes of cola and carob, a bit spicy with light sourness in the finish. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied.


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