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Sterkens White Ale - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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Sterkens White AleSterkens White Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

171 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
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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Photo of MonkeyStain
4/5  rDev +6.1%

MonkeyStain, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
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
Photo of petermethot
3/5  rDev -20.4%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of MPSTARR
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

MPSTARR, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of vandemonian
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sterkens White Ale is a well made beer with a pretty boring flavour. I bet it's great for a session beer but it's a little dull for just tasting.

A: Cloudy orange colour and a 5 mm head that lasts pretty well. 4.5

S: Yeasty, wheaty goodness. 4

T: Thick and wheaty with some mineral flavours. Not much else going on. 3

M: Really thick and foamy. I kinda like that. 4.5

O: 3.5

vandemonian, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of johntfox
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

johntfox, May 31, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Slatetank, May 25, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Big Bear Cafe in D.C. Consumed during a jazz trio gig I had there.

Typical witbier appearance. Cloudy body with a thick white cap. The aroma brings coriander, light spice, orange peel. Pretty easy drinking. Citrusy flavor with a hint of pepper. I enjoyed this.

Huhzubendah, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Flashyspoons
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Flashyspoons, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of OregonGrown7
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

OregonGrown7, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of -ronin-
4/5  rDev +6.1%

-ronin-, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of cityupsidedown
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

cityupsidedown, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Witbierer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Witbierer, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Danflurry
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Danflurry, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +6.1%

bigred89, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Labeorphile
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Nice golden hazy color typical of the style. Thin head that quickly disappeared with no lacing. Could be due to the fact that i served it a bit too cold.

Good fruity aroma with coriander, wheat and orange.

Taste was really good and refreshing. Would be great on a warm day. Paired it with bratwurst, which was probably not ideal, but it workers.

Mouth feel was amazing. Very creamy and full unlike many of the mass produced wheat beers. This was definitely the beer's strong point.

Overall enjoyable and refreshing. I'll remember this one, come late Spring.

Labeorphile, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Bobhoya, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of bzach
4/5  rDev +6.1%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of henryhampton
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

henryhampton, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

duceswild, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of scootny
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy chunky yeast in a straw gold fluid. Appreciable head that gently fades. Not much if any lace. The nose if full of apples a touch of grape and wheat malt. Taste is very traditional with a good mild lemony sourness and spices. Low bitterness and a dry clean finish that leaves notes of malt and lemon lingering. Feel is just heavy enough to be above water but light enough to be crisp and refreshing with a lively carbonation. Silky on the tongue. Drinkability is off the charts and so perfect at this time of year that it is all I can do t keep from scoring it higher. Just a perfect and classic Wit.

scootny, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of kobeer
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

kobeer, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredibly pale golden color, massive fluffy and craggy bright white head. Lots of coriander, orange peel, and bright citrus fruit on the nose. Smells incredible.

Sweet coriander upfront followed by rich wheaty and graininess. Coarse full mouth mouthfeel. For how dirty and unarranged these beautiful flavors are the slightly peppery finish cleans the palate making for a super clean finish. Bright citric acidity and excellent balance. My only complaint is that at certain moments it thins out in the mouth. Overall awesome though.

jtierney89, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Havion383
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Havion383, May 24, 2012
Photo of Kam
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Kam, May 24, 2012
Sterkens White Ale from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.