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Sterkens White Ale - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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Sterkens White AleSterkens White Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

172 Ratings

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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-10-2001

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Ratings: 172 | Reviews: 128
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3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Pours a light golden color with little to no head. Aroma has grape and a bit of orange blossom honey. The taste is well balanced a bit of wheat and Belgian yeast fruitiness. Light bitterness. Tasty.

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3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: cloudy orange, barely passes light; persistent, deep eggshell meringue head
S: coriander, yeast, orange zest, lemon
T: muddled tea, lemon/orange zest
M: dry finish, medium-bodied, dishwater
O: Not bad, but not terribly complementary, either. Too dry, not orangy enough, disappointing flavor, could be more crisp or more rich.

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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sterkens White Ale has a very thick, spongy, white head, a cloudy (which becomes even cloudier when the bottom 3rd is swished and poured in), fiercely bubbly appearance, and no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is mildly spicy, with faint coriander, banana, and citrus, and a bit of sweet, white bread. Taste is of those elements, with an overarching tap water note. Mouthfeel is mostly watery, and Sterkens White Ale finishes semi-wet and easy drinking.


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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Hazy, light golden hue. Pours a large, foamy, white head. Settles slowly. Peak and valley lacing.

S: Yeast and sugar.

T: Yeasty, with hints of coriander, lemon pith, and sugar.

M: Light in body. Slightly bitter finish but well balanced with a hint of sweetness.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice head, and some persistent albeit lite lacing. Nose is basic yeast and sugary sweetness. Yeasty flavor accentuated with spice, citrus, and sugar. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently I had a beer tasting event at my house and I served this. I also went with M to Handlebars in Tempe and they served it. She really knew how to drink it: she asked for a lemon with it.

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with no date code into a pint glass and got 2 fingers of white head that settled to be a covering of white bubbly foam on the top of my glass.

A: Pours a hazy yellow, straw color with 2 fingers of head that dissipates at a moderate rate to leave an interesting, bubbly covering on the top of my glass.

S: Smell of wheat, yeast and some spice.

T: Taste of coriander, citrus and then coriander.

M: Light bodied and highly carbonated with a slightly smaller carbonation. Light, refreshing feel.

O: I like this beer and I like it better without the lemon. I would have it again and might try it on tap next time I'm in Tempe.

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Sterkens White Ale from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.