This beer has been designed as an old export porter. It has been brewed as undrinkable bitter and then aged in wood for 9 months. The result is a strong dark beer that has a perfect bitter/sour balance.
Pours hazy reddish-brown, minimal head. Nose is rotting cherry, old vinegar, lactic sour, wine leaves, rotting sour fruit sour, almost vinegar, sour chocolate, sour coffee, sour cacao, berries. Taste is rotting cherries, bit watery, sour cherry compote, rotting oak, sour leaves, low vinegar, rotting cherry & dark berries profile is huge, carbonation is low, ancient barrel Oud Bruin,…. Little carbonation, sour fruit cherry compote, going to watery, sour cacao / chocolate,… Very tasty, very interesting brew.
English style stout, hopped with Citra and Simcoe. Called Citra Stout before it got the definitive name.
Very dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, stable, pretty adhesive. Has a dark roast aroma with some burnt sugar and definite citrus poking through. Nice flavor if slightly thin. Lightly sweet with some roast, light plastic, burnt cocoa, and some burnt citrus rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Burnt roast malt finish, with some wood, scorched earth, cocoa, mild citrus and grass. Easy drinker, lots of flavor. Good stuff.
Sainte Hélène Black Mamba 4.3°
Little hazy amber to orange beer, creamy irregular solid yellow head, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is malt, caramel, ripe citrus, orange, candied fruits, dried stone fruits, fruity hops, touch of pine, mild syrupy. Flavour is sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is medium. Good balance between fruity hops, dried stone fruits and sweet malty caramel. Bit syrupy, orange, candied. Very nice.
Het Nest Four Aces Barley Wine 9°
St. Paul White is the white beer of high fermentation of Brouwerij Sterkens. It has a beautiful, light colour with a perfect, white head. With a spicy aroma of wheat, thanks to the technique of dryhopping, and striking notes of coriander and orange, the St. Paul White is an incredible thirst quencher. This sparkling wheat beer is a light and refreshing beer with a subtle, but very pleasant aftertaste.
The St. Paul White won the bronze medal in the category ‘White Beer’ at the Brussels Beer Challenge 2015.
St Paul White 4.5°
Vieille Provision is a preservation beer, made from a selection of the best barrels of aged beer in our brewery. The beer is the base for Cuvée De Ranke and Kriek De Ranke and has aged at least one year on oak barrels.
Golden yellow colour. Very thin white head which disappears quickly. Aroma had wood, fruitiness, tartness and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sourness, fruitiness, tartness, wood and bitterness. Aftertaste was sour, woody and bitter. A delicious sour brew with wood notes.
De Ranke Vieille Provision 7.5°
Underground’ immediately raises the image of the miner with a low dust around the face, hard work in the vast underground corridors. The roasted malt largely determines the color, aroma and taste of this beer. The beer is black as a coal in the glass and has a cream-colored foam collar. Kompel Ondergronds referments in the bottle, which makes the beer better protected and develops a more complex character.
Clear red brown beer, creamy irregular beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, dried fruits, banana, sugary, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, raisins, some red fruits, bit sweet, red liquorice, overripe fruits, somewhat bitter. Aftertaste: smoky touch, little roasted, hoppy touch, bit cheesy, sweet, yeast, some caramel.
Kompel Ondergronds 6°
This is a genuine local product, the raw materials of which come from the fertile soil of the plains of Waterloo. The beer captivates the taste buds and requires a strategic approach, but it’s not tricky because it can be discovered via its forefront of malts and wheat followed by its slightly rougher back taste, which is bitter without being invasive. Once conquered, expect setbacks, however, because it is very charming but also cunning: ’Bravery!’
This refreshing seasonal beer is brewed on the battlefield of Waterloo, at the Mont-Saint-Jean farm. Its colour is blonde-combined with its light and delicate foam, the beer provides a real sensation of freshness.
Golden hazy with good white creamy head. Spicy herbal aroma. Refreshing taste of some sourness with touch of sweet, followed by good remaining bitterness. Well remarkable coriander, citrusy and herbal notes.