Sterkens White Ale | Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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Sterkens White AleSterkens White Ale

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Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 10-10-2001

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.59/5  rDev -5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.83/5  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.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Sterkens White Ale from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 180 ratings