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Brewed by Brouwerij Sterkens
Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The St. Sebastiaan Dark is a dark, medium to heavy high fermented abbey beer that tastes both sweet and bitter on the tongue. This St. Sebastiaan has a strong, sweet aroma of caramel and malt and gives you a full taste in the mouth. It is re-fermented on the jug and on the bottle by the brewery. The result is a nice, clear beer with a wonderful aroma and, for those who love it, a nice touch of yeast at the bottom of the bottle.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Very hard to pour especially into a short chalice. Head was rather non-existant even after a fast and very aware pour. More bubbles than anything with a modest sized ring around that glass that laced up well for what it had to work with. Color was burguny with rubyish-yellowish-pinkish highlights. Nice color on this one. Definately cherries in the aroma but I really had to smell deep to conjure up anything else. Once you get those cherries it is very pleasing. Tastes pretty good especially on the mid-palte. Unique is the word I would use to describes its flavor. Fruity and well hopped. Lots of cherries, raisins, dates, some clove on the mid-palate with a well balanced smooth character. Tastes great!

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 29, 2004
pours a garnet color with a creamy light tan head. yeasty belgian smell with a dry apple and biscuit note. dry taste that starts bitter and has a maltiness that emerges later. dry chocolate flavor is left at finish. the downside is that all of these flavors are subdued and watered down. this might be the bud light of belgians, i could be wrong, but itís a risk iím willing to take.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Bottle. Very interesting tastes. Notes of candi sugar, lots of straw, slight cardboard, and bitter hops. The taste here is nice, but it is a little thin and watery. Finish is a little bitter and lasting. Not bad, but needs more body.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2004
reddish brown with floaties, lacey off white head. cocoa, nutty, cherry and red liquorice in the aroma. the flavour, sadly is a bit thjin and goes plain watery and boring int he finish. not my fav.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Pours a deep transparent ruby read with a full, rocky, tan head. Light on the carbonation. The aroma is bitter, spicy and of over-ripe fruit. The taste is somewhat one-dimensional, with a slightly sweet start and a lasting bitter finish. The mouthfeel is watery with some effervescence and a lasting bite. A pleasant warming feeling as it goes down.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Pours a deep hazy brown with alomst no head. Aromas of roasted malts, vanila and maple.. Flavors of light chocolate, and a sweetness that lingers on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1066) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
Pours hazy red/brown with floaters. Short off white head. Malty brown sugar nose. Berries, soft hops, caramel,chocolate and vanilla. Minerally. Flavours are rounded nicely but seems to water out in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
Murky mahogany-brown w/ lots of sediment. Frothy beige head. Sweet malty aroma w/ slight yeasty fruitiness. Body is a little bit thin. Rich, malty flavour w/ a slight fruitiness. Mild notes of iron & wood.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2004
This roasted almond colored beer has a near perfect brownish-white, fizzy head that leaves a touch of lacing. The nose is incredibly malty with caramelized grains and hints of chocolate. The palate echos the intensity of the nose with massive caramel and nutty malt. The finish actually picks up a touch of hoppiness, which quickly fades into marzipan.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Pours a cloudy light brown. Aromas of malt fruit and caramel. Body is very light, with caramel, malt and some hops, that quickly disappears. Alcohol is well hidden, almost unnoticible.


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