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Bokrijks Kruikenbier - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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Bokrijks KruikenbierBokrijks Kruikenbier

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BA SCORE
88
very good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-23-2000)
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bigbankhank

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-11-2013 08:47:39 | More by bigbankhank
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 01:42:13 | More by superspak
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lakeylake

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-14-2014 23:52:42 | More by lakeylake
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.7%

11-13-2013 05:55:09 | More by Gonzoillini
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benfons

Belgium

3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright yellow-orange colour, slightly hazy nice head
S: Lemon and orange, hints of hops and coriander, smells refreshing
T: apricot and orange, slightest hint of spices and hops, a bit too sweet
M: undercarbonated, medium body, a bit sticky
O; does not deliver on the promise, but not a bad beer, drinks easily, not heavy

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 20:33:41 | More by benfons
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REDAMI

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Straw gold with some slight haze. A white laced foam.

S - Fruit, peach/apricot, lemon zest, sweet malt and candi sugar.

T - Phenols, alcohol, candied fruit, grapefruit-like hop bitterness. Mild sweetness and peachy ester notes.

M - A medium body with a slightly astringent finish.

The smell was fantastic, but the flavors come through in the wrong order. The alcohol and hop astringency really throws the balance.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 02:02:08 | More by REDAMI
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-13-2013 16:35:49 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-26-2013 18:49:38 | More by 2GOOFY
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-30-2013 23:10:34 | More by Haybeerman
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vapodge

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-19-2013 03:52:02 | More by vapodge
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-13-2013 20:45:05 | More by harpus
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diodeelph

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-27-2013 07:19:55 | More by diodeelph
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Beer_Belly

California

5/5  rDev +27.2%

01-21-2013 06:26:39 | More by Beer_Belly
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DanKThetaXi

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Hazy golden pour, good head with light bubles.

Smell- Smells like a very malty beer. (Not my favorite smell, but it's a good smelling for a golden ale)

Taste- Sweeter tasting beer with a slight carbonation taste. A little bitter tasting towards the end and leaves a dry feeling afterwards.

Mouthfeel- Carbonation feel immediately, followed by a crisp flavor, and finishes dry.

Overall- I love belgian style ales. This one didn't disappoint!! I didn't like how the ending was as dry as it was but still very good. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 04:00:18 | More by DanKThetaXi
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-14-2013 00:02:18 | More by OregonGrown7
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KimenTshom

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-24-2012 22:38:47 | More by KimenTshom
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

12-23-2012 05:15:01 | More by EvanWilliams
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roblowther

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big ol' ceramic bottle with swing top, labeled as "Monsters" and a perfect Halloween brew, I figure. It is clear pale gold in color with a frothy white head and very active carbonation. Looks like champagne. Smell is sugar, caramel, oranges, and grass. The taste is toffee and caramel malt, with a slight spicy finish. Very balanced and very good :) It is very carbonated with a nice slickness that holds it in check. Very very nice, malty and sweet without being cloying. This gives Duvel a serious run for its money.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 00:11:59 | More by roblowther
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WynnO

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-08-2012 06:05:08 | More by WynnO
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Neog

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-09-2012 15:06:55 | More by Neog
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StJamesGate

New York

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy lemon blonde with pitted lacey white head. Tangy yeast on the nose - a bit of lemon, bit of clove, bit of wax.
Dusty lemon, Saltines, some wax, a bit of white peach, and an herbal cough drop ending.
Lemon rind sorbet finish and more wax lingers. Dry, crisp, a bit of heat.

Brewed by Duvel/Moortgat, I believe.

Too lean, too hot and a strange compote thing going on. Too estery? Average blonde.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 14:48:32 | More by StJamesGate
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-22-2012 22:35:26 | More by MacStinson
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottling date as 18/01/15 G 12:44

A= Beer pours a nice hazy golden color with a finger of nice white head on it that holds solid lacing and retenion with some spotty lacing on the side of the glass.

S= The aroma is a solid malty aroma without much hop character and a bit of a sweet malt. Somewhat quite in the nose with maybe a bit of a yeast spice.

T= The taste is as I thought a nice light Belgian yeast taste with a little bit of bubblegum without being out of hand as well as some slight grain flavor and little to no hop profile. Solid and refreshing sort of reminds me of Duvel only a little less bright.

M= Solid carbonation

O= This is a solid beer in a sweet bottle. Bought for the bottle and I will likely buy it again for the bottle and the beer inside is tasty. A fine example of a Belgian Golden Ale. Not as good as Duvel but worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 04:13:24 | More by jjanega08
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TheSarge

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this into a tulip glass, and the brew makes a good strong three finger thick bright white foam presentation, and the body is hazy with a nice golden color.

The aroma is grains, sugar, orange with a twist of lemon.

The taste is of powdered sugar... Kind of like original bubble gum flavor. There is honey, metallic qualities, and orange rind is detectable.

Feels well carbonated, powdery dry, and slightly warm in the end.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 00:10:30 | More by TheSarge
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the ceramic 'Monsters' bottle a hazy lemon yellow with two fingers of off-white head.

Sweet aroma of fruit cocktail, light spice and Belgian yeast.

Like the aroma, the taste is sweet and fruity with apple and white grapes. A light spicy yeast note carries to the finish.

Medium bodied and dry with a sharper carbonation.

This was an easy one to enjoy. A bit pricy ($19) but worth it.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 02:01:09 | More by Monkeyknife
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Bokrijks Kruikenbier from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.