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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14090) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle, 75cl ceramic. It pours a clear, dark brown body under a big beige head. It’s fruity and sweet on the nose, in that belgo-style way. Some cellar and dried fruits too. Belgo-fruity and sweet flavor, dried fruits, dark sugars and some cellar too. Full-bodied, effervescent and quite dry on the palate. Dry, fruity, caramel finish. A nice beer with a misleading name. 100331

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13788) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
Bottle. Malty aroma. Nice brown colour. Sherry/wine-like undertones reminding me of old/vintage beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2005
Bottled 75 cl (BB 06/2007)
Dark ruby color, cloudy expresso head, lace. Berry aroma, malts, hints of cardboard. Medium-bodied, but a bit watery palate. Barley, roasted flavor, also berry-like tones. "Watered barley wine".

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
Chestnut colour with a light tan head. Aroma shows toffee, caramel, nuts. Lean toffeeish malt notes in the body. Light walnut, almond hints as well. Sweetish and pleasant, but does not capture my imagination.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2004
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown color with a thick, frothy (like a root beer float), long-lasting, beige head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Flavors of toffee and cola. Bitter palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11824) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
As Hoogstraten Porter. Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malt, light roasted malt, dried fruit and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 071011

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
A: The pour is a dark amber color with about a finger of off-white head. S: Lots of malty sweetness with a definite dark fruit aroma which consists mostly of plums, black cherries, and raisins. There is a mild roasted malt quality and some nice toffee, chocolate, and caramel. T: While the beer smells nice, there is a bit of a cardboard flavor to it. The sweetness is still there with plenty of toffee, chocolate, and caramel, along with the fruitiness. A mild to moderate roasted malt quality and a fair amount of yeast. M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: Smelled quite nice and tasted pretty good as well. Not a bad beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Aroma of dark malt and arguably citrus hop. A huge frothy tan head on top of a ruby mahogany beautiful color. Although strong light is required to penetrate the ale. Full bodied, creamy carbonation. Some citrus sour, some coffee, arguably anise, could be prune or plum. The finish is fairly dry, lightly bitter, again some anise, and mostly just wonderful. Way underrated. Truly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11445) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2008
75 cl bottle. Dark amber/brown color, nice creamy beige head. Great aroma, malty, milky, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, raisin and some fruity notes. Milky chocolate flavor, nutty notes, some hops, vanilla. Mild finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11235) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Poetzsh, Flensburg.
Pour is dark brown amber with a pretty, frothy off-white head. Aroma is nice and fruity, lots of berries, some apple, light tartness and a good dose of caramel behind it. Fresh and lively mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly tart, some raisins, a little chocolate, biscuits and oranges. Semi-dry.


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