Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Abbey Tripel
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
A slightly bitter, golden colored beer with a good head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1928) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle from alcampo, gran canaria. Bb 15.10.15. Hazy deep golden color, small white head. Pretty light aroma of yeast, citrus, fruits. Fruity, little sour taste, some sweetness, yeast. Dry but sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Poured from a 16 oz ceramic swing top at Amp 150 in Cleveland. Bright yellow-gold pour with a white head. Nice sweet fruity aroma with some yeast. Easy drinking and flavorful - hitting the spot right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3753) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
16 ounce bottle into chalice, best before 4/9/2014. Pours hazy and cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, bread, candi sugar, honey, clove, earth, pepper, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of apple, pear, grape, apricot, bread, pepper, clove, earth, honey, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, bread, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian tripel style. Very nice complexity and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5863) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
(16oz ceramic fliptop) clear gold, lasting off-white head with nice lacing. Nose of golden raisins, Belgian yeast, coriander and other spices, white pepper in the background. Taste is a tinge metallic, golden raisins, slighty papery but mostly in the background, touches of saccharin, tastes artificially sweetened, light spices like white pepper, probably just esters from the Belgian yeast. Medium carbonation, but still fairly sweet. Decent beer, but a few flaws make it just slightly above average for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (2427) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle as "St. Sebastiaan Grand Cru", long lasting creamy head with some lacing, hazy golden colour with some orange streaks, earthy yeasty aroma with rose petals, some white fruits and candy in the back, flavour of rose petals, orange blossom and citrus, finely balanced and not too heavy with lively carbonation, light bitterness and a long sourish afteraste. A very nice brew that’s quite easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3984) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2012
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Hazy golden yellow colour, big foamy head. Yeast grain malt aroma. Strong dry flowery orange flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Really nice bottle, not a bad beer but a bit too strong & not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2012
16oz Bottle. The pour was a clear light golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that had great retention and superb sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a light grain malt and a musty sweet Belgian yeast with notes of banana, green apple, citrus (lemon), bubblegum and coriander. The taste was malty and lightly sweet with a touch of apple and a hint of banana early on, with a nice fruity ester creeping in along with a bold yeasty presence and just a bit of spice at the end. The flavor lasted only a short time proceeding the swallow with the fruity yeast taste lingering for a little while, before fading away entirely. Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery yet mildly dry texture and a strong lively carbonation. Overall a light flavorful Abbey Ale with a great drinkability, which could be dangerous considering the somewhat higher ABV...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Landmonger (155) - USA - SEP 20, 2012
Poured from bottle/ Jar? into trappist glass, color is hazy gold with a think head with a lot of lacing, aroma is yeast and some banana, the taste is some citrus, bready, good amount of carbonation crisp, mild bitterness after

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2012
bottled, thanks to sebastian for sharing his special beer. well-aged, golden with some haze; vanilla with some doughy yeast character; hints of hibiscus and geranium; light bitterness but somewhat nondeScript finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Weird-ass Yeast Hoist bottle. Golden pour with a smallish white head. Lots of fruity esters on the aroma with grains and Belgian yeast. The flavor is somewhat sweet and fairly yeasty but well balanced. Peach and banana yeast notes. Medium-plus bodies with good carbonation. Maybe a tad on the syrupy side. Good beer overall.

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