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Sterkens White Ale - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

168 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-10-2001)
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5/5  rDev +33%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

harpus, Sep 09, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

NathanE2047, Jul 20, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

Texasfan549, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of RandomExile
3.31/5  rDev -12%
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.

RandomExile, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.51/5  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.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

oriolesfan4, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

hopmashian, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

PatGreer, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ItsBeer4Me, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Axnjxn, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

drbenderdo, Jan 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

tard24, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

WynnO, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

bmwats, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Drew966, Dec 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

vpoxon, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of JohnnyJam
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

JohnnyJam, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JMS1512, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

MonkeyStain, Jul 02, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a pale yellow gold body with fizzy well-carb'd two finger head that didn't last long. Spicy, clove-like aroma with a mix of sharp citric, mostly orange zest and just a touch of yeast. Overall, a good but not spectacular wit that I enjoyed but was just underwhelmed with at times. Light bodied, smooth, has a good citric orange like flavor with spicy clove to balance and never gets watery, muddled, or just a disgusting sour texture and taste, but the complementary spices aren't really shining and I don't get much more than orange (no banana, hints of tropical). A good wit nonetheless but not one of the best.

clayrock81, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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Sterkens White Ale from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.