Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Abbey Tripel
Meer, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
A slightly bitter, golden colored beer with a good head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
From a 500 ml ceramic bottle that was given to me. I was told it was about six years old. I poured it carefully into two glasses but even then it was very cloudy with lots of swirling yeast. Nose of fruits such as apricots and caramel, a rich mouthfeel, and full flavors of flowers, fruits, makes this very enjoyable. Slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chefelf (55) - New York, USA - SEP 4, 2011
I got this in the limited edition YEAST HOIST ceramic bottle. It was good if a little more citrusy than Iíd expect. Good beer but I wonder how much of the $11 price is tied into the fancy packaging. Hey, it worked to get my attention and buy it so I guess you canít argue with that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
500 ml crock. Pours gold with a large head and nice lacing. Yeasty aroma with lemons and spice. Flavors of lemons, white pepper, coriander, bananas and bubblegum. Not too strong. Refreshing. Cool bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (3043) - 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 thatís quite easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4742) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Ceramic bottle, shared by a friend. Aroma is a light wheat, sweet malt, yeast. Flavor is sweet malts, yeast. Warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
500ml ceramic bottle into a Trappist glass; served cold. Aroma: Light raisins, fresh yeast, bready, boozy. Appearance: Moderately hazy, gold body. Creamy, white, head that slowly dissipates to a thin cap. Taste: A little malty, dried fruits like apricot and raisin. Some light caramel too. Alcohol is present but not overpowering. Palate: Very high amount of prickly carbonation. Medium body, medium+ finish that ends on light bitterness. Overall: A really nice golden. Has lots of flavors that remind me of some triples, but isnít overly sweet or boozy. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2014
500 ml stoneware bottle, as Sterkens St. Sebastiaan Grand Cru BiŤre Forte, capped and with swingtop. ABV is 7.5%. Bought at Alcampo, Gran Canaria. In the German translation on the label the beer is classified as a "doppelbock", which it clearly is not, despite being brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot. Pale golden colour, large and lasting white head. Nice and "typical Belgian" spicy aroma, also some fruity notes. Fairly light bodied for its strength , nice and mild spicy flavour, again "typically Belgian", not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (717) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - AUG 25, 2015
Light golden, clear with nice white foam. Mild citrus. Soap in the aroma. Malt, toffee. Sweet fruit with mild bitterness in the aftertaste. High in carbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (534) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Medium toast and malt, a little yeast, touch of honey, herbal. Large, heavy stone-line container. Somewhat complex, but mostly smooth with a unique combination of flavors that works well.

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