Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10117) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 5, 2001
beautiful ruby colour, plum aroma, sweet, toasted with a caramel and cherry aftertaste - is this really a porter ?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Superdave. Brown pour. Tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, molasses, tart fruit. Flavor is tart, vinous, raisins. Just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9980) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 5, 2008
750ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Very deep red, large self-supporting beige head, some sinky bits. Plenty of CO2 in the aroma due to the high carbonation. Aroma like a belgian bruin. Quite refreshing palate, lively carbonation. Not a big taste at all, again like a belgian bruin, but slightly watered down, and not at all sticky. Pleasant rubbery burnt corner to the taste. Fairly spicy too, cloves, a touch fruity, and some sticky raw hops, Has a slightly tingly hoppy finish. Very refreshing, I prefer this to many bruins despite the fact that the flavour profile is very similar. No hint of 6.5%, drink this by the pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Deep Mohogany beer. Small, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention and weeping lacework. Alcohol, copper, nickel, prune and dark chocolate in the aroma. Strong coffee and cocoa flavors. Astringent, but well-balanced. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, dry finish. Way overpriced, but I'm a beer geek. I had to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8641) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
Bottle. Thanks to "Secret Santa" for this beer. Dark brown with red tints and a beige bubbly head. Aromas are sugar, molasses, berries, sour pear drops and caramel and chocolate malts. Quite herbal and floral. Flavours are molasses, brown sugar, chocolate, and fruit. Also, lots of medicinal herbal notes. Quite smooth on the palate. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Thanks to beer handy for this. Pours deep ruby (it looks like non-filtered iced tea in the glass, but very ruby when viewed through a desk lamp). Aroma of malt, fruit, soil. Tastes very unique, with hints of malt, nuts, some plums and prunes, and a slight soy saucey finish. Not sweet, yet not dry. This one has such a unique flavor that I fear I can’t describe it accurately. I would drink this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2003
Excellent fluffy head. Dark ruby colour. Flavour is malty with a bit of roasty bitterness, and a splash of caramel mixed in. Thanks for sharing Doug!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8226) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2005
Best Before date 9/05 Dark red-chestnut beer; dense, creamy head, first collapsing, thén stable, as dried soap foam. Rather alcoholic nose, leafy aroma’s, sweet nose but with a faint sourish, ironoxyde background. Burnt, roasted malts, roasted peanuts (not salted), bit earthy. After reflection, there IS a certain saltiness, apart from the malt sweetness, the bitterness that is exclusively roasted, no acidity in the taste - there remains a salty touch. Dark malts come even more forward warming up. Medium bodied, burnt impression, bit fizzy. Rather ideosyncratic beer, which is about the last eptithet I would link to the former Sterkens brewery. Which brings me to the main question - who made this, and where?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
750mL Ceramic swingtop bottle. Listed as Hoogstraten Poorter. Pours with a hazy brown body. Aroma of dried fruits, honey, tangerine, and chocolate malts. Full retention and lacing on the head. Doesn’t taste anything like the porter it claims to be. For sure a belgian, if not a belgian streong. Fruity sweet taste. Bit too fizzy carbonation ontop of a watery body. Overall quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
"Brewed according to the purity laws of 1516". Hmmm, so what kind of unfiltered crap might be in this giant clay bottle? Actually, it was pretty nice. Not a porter mind you, but more a dark ale. Deep copper brown with a large beige head that formed interesting little peaks and islands as it settled. Caramel and brown sugar aroma, although I had to really search for it. Decent palate with nutty toasted malt and a slightly bitter finish. Thin bodied, but nice overall. DEFINITELY not worth the $20 I paid for a single bottle though! (...what was I thinking...)

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