Bokrijks Kruikenbier | Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

Bokrijks KruikenbierBokrijks Kruikenbier
BA SCORE
3.92/5
84 Ratings
Bokrijks KruikenbierBokrijks Kruikenbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
Belgium
sterkensbrew.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-23-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,382
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
84
pDev:
11.48%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of benfons
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
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

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Photo of REDAMI
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Haybeerman
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of vapodge
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of diodeelph
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Beer_Belly
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of DanKThetaXi
4/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bigbankhank
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of KimenTshom
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of EvanWilliams
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of roblowther
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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Photo of WynnO
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Neog
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Photo of MacStinson
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of jjanega08
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. ceramic Monsters bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Out of a very unique 'Monsters' flip top ceramic bottle, this pours a hazy golden tangerine color. Lots of resplendent carbonation refreshes a creamy white head. Initially a large cap rests on top, but a thinner film remains for the duration of the glass. Nice lace down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is fairly sweet. White grape and green apple work with a honey sweet pale malt to provide this effect.

Taste: The flavor is fairly sweet as well. A gentle honey sweetness and bready malt carries the flavor into the fruit. White grapes and green apples and then a vague spiciness. The end of the sip has a slightly medicinal flavor and remains sweet.

Mouthfeel: The body of this beer is on the fuller side of medium. The carbonation is soft and creamy smooth. A grainy feel exists in each sip.

Overall: Without a ton of complexity, this ends up being a fairly plain, fairly sweet Belgian Strong Pale Ale. The best thing about it is the bottle. But since that was the reason I picked it up in the first place, I don't really have much to complain about.

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Photo of impending
2.92/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

750ml into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy dull light yellow, minor dense head, ok lacing.

Aroma is mild yeast and minor light skinned fruits plus a hint of citrus.

Taste is undefined, lacks focus. Barely sweet, barely dry, barely bitter. The taste is barely. Only at room temp does this have personality. Thin smooth mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

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Bokrijks Kruikenbier from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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