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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The St. Paul Speciale is an amber coloured, high-fermented abbey beer of Brouwerij Sterkens. This beer was brewed according to the so-called purity law of 1516. Thanks to the dryhopping technique, which adds hops after the fermentation, it has a sweet, fruity aroma with notes of caramel and malt. The Speciale has a rich, sweet and slightly bitter taste.

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2.7
Benzai (16521) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle @ home. Color is something like hazy dark copper to brown. Small to medium sized off-white head. Smell some sweetness, slightly metallic, lightly earthy. Tastes lightly earthy, lightly bitter and some sweetness mixed with some overripe fruits. Medium carbo, low to medium body.

3
Dedollewaitor (16315) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle @ Berts Bierhuis, Utrecht. Pours cloudy amber with a frothy head. Lots of tart fruit, caramel and yeast. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Rough around the edges and very dominated by yeast.

2.9
JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2011
Slightly aged sample Small tan head over fully opaque amber-brown beer, UFO-ridden. Oxydized, diluted portwine; watery, with a dash of walnutoil. Oxydized flavours, slightly nutty, Madeira-vinous. Finish has some fade hops, roasted & caramel. Spritzy carbonation, but empty feel, slightly slick. Seriously oxydized for relatively short overaging. In Webbianese, St. Paul Not-so-Special.

3.3
Wombata (625) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle. Aroma: Coriander notes, burnt toast and coffee, dusty wheat, yeast, sweet malt and possibly candy sugar Palate: Creamy, smooth mouth feel Flavor: Light toffee and candy sugar, medium sweet malt, yeast, wheat. Finishes with some bitterness, spice (light nutmeg and maybe coriander). Comments: Good smooth mouth feel like the Blond.

3
tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2011
14/07/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 17/11/12 (2011-325)

Very little clouded copper red to red brown beer, light beige head, aery and unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: citrus notes, bit metallic, hint of bread yeast. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus and slightly bitter hops, bit of malts, toast. Aftertaste: mocha and caramel being overpowered by the citric but not bitter hops. It is worth checking this one out. Not the best beer I ever had, but definitely one of the more special ones. Ha! Special.

3
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Cola coloured pour with a one finer white head. Aroma is quite bland. Dark fruits, yeast and caramel on the nose. Lots of fruity yeasts come through with some raw grain and toffee. Not bad

2.9
ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle (33 cl) from the Cracked Kettle. Clear copper, medium fluffy off-white head. Dusty, a bit old cellar aroma, some red berries and madeira. Ligth to meidum bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with low bitternes. Dull.

3.1
Sdaniel90 (1096) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a deep, cloudy amber colour with a strong reddish hue, and a nice tan head. Aroma exhibits all the sweetness, some spices and fruitiness. Taste is sweet as expected, but slightly disappoiting, not as complex as one would hope. Poor, insipid finish.

3.6
Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
bread, nuts, golden, hazy, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, nice soft finish.

3.4
Nekronos (4174) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 2, 2011
Very nice, not so sweet nor spicy as other St Paul’s, but very well brewed. Nice to have on a tomantic light and with good food.


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