Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The Bokrijks is a blonde and strong local beer of high fermentation of Brouwerij Sterkens. This blonde, with a nice white head, has a strong fruity aroma and a subtle, mild malty flavor. This refreshing beer has a slightly bitter aftertaste and is brewed with unique ingredients to create the best possible balance between bitter and sweet.

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gripweed57 (3092) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy golden orange color. Thick, rocky beige head. Sweet, fruity herbal hop aroma. Firm fruity malt flavor finishes dry and hoppy with an earthy character.big alcohol prescence.

tderoeck (11096) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2017
19/II/17 - 75cl stone bottle from ’t Bierhuis (Hoogstraten) @ home - BB: 17/II/18 (2017-184)

Clear blond to orange beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: orange peel, some banana, yeast. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: little sweet, fruity, some orange peel, bit malty, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: bit metallic, grassy, bit spicy, soft bitterness.

mgajdaczewa (2397) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 5, 2016
Mooocno wyleżakowane. W aromacie mokry karton, lekkie przyprawy, nieco szmaciano, ale i przyjemne "belgijskie" owoce. W smaku za to brak oznak utlenienia, bardzo gładko, owocowo, brzoskwiniowo, przyprawowo, z dominantą kolendry. Bardzo pijalne. Ok!

martjoobolut (5558) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2015
Big bottle (from beerExpress). Pours golden with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is fresh fruits, citrus, malt. Flavor is sweet, fruits, spices, citrus. Overall: good.

Peter_L (1251) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2015
Flaska från belgianbeerfactory.com. Lätt grådaskigt gyllengul färg med två fingrar högt skum. Fruktig och citrusig doft. Lätt beska med viss syrlighet. Munnen fylls av en bestående eftersmak från aprikospure.

suurjuust (3959) - ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
Clear golden beer, big white head. Nose is grassy notes, some malt, hops. Flavor is malty, some grass and hop notes. Pretty simplistic, but nice.

Nicke80 (858) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
750ml bottle from belgium. Pours golden with nice white head. Fruity aroma with little malty taste. Short aftertaste with some caramell.

OldMrCrow (2448) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle in Santa Barbara. Golden pour, white head. Yeasty nose, flavor modest on the esters, a bit grainy and a bit alcohol-forward. Somewhat disappointing, like the others in this series.

Alengrin (6079) - BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Probably the most well-known of the Sterkens ’kruikenbieren’ in ceramic bottles, for the Bokrijk open air museum. Moussy, stable, yellowish head, colour peach blonde, almost amber, lightly misty with some protein flakes. Flowery and fruity aroma of orange, pear, caramel, cheese, butter, wheat, coriander, white pepper, honey, cognac. Taste sweet and fruity, malty, hints of gingerbread, but a bit collapsing towards the end with too much astringent alcohol and too little hops for balance. Maybe the bottle I had was just in bad condition, because I suspect this can be a lot better when younger.

superspak (6476) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
750 ml ceramic bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/10/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big peach, apricot, lemon, pear, apple, honey, candi sugar, bread, light clove, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, honey, bread, candi sugar, light clove, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of peach, apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, honey, candi sugar, bread, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of fruity/earthy yeast ester and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly slick/crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian golden ale. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

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