Brewed by Brouwerij Sterkens
Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Pours a clean brown with a light beige foam. Smells full of caramel and smoke...tastes similar to the smell only slightly watered down. Almost no aftertaste and no real thickness to it at all. A bit bland, but its sweetness tastes fairly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2004
Murky brown w. small head. Sweet and fruity (little flowery), with hints of chocolate. Light bodied-

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2768) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Nuts and dark fruit in the nose. Appearance is brown with a nice head. For a low ABV belgian this has loads of flavor. Grapes, nutmeg, caramel, chocolate, spices, and something slightly sour I cant seem to put a finger on. It's a bit on the carbonated side but that's the only flaw I can find in this beer. Another great beer from Sterkens!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Cloudy red/brown color with a large tan head. Very sweet grape and caramel aroma. Fairly sweet grape and caramel flavors with some hops bitterness. Crisop feel with a slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Murky orangeish brown color with a large tan head. The aroma and flavor were dominated by sweet caramel...some licorice and slightly sour tones as well. Crisp feel...soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2004
Very sweet brew. Malty toffee in the aroma. A little thin texture. Smooth feeling. Nice delicious caramelly toffee and chocolate flavor. Too sweet in the end, though. Finishes with a strong filthy heavy feeling of malt and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Nice red color. More hops in the nose than I expected - slight spice to it. Not bad, pretty drinkable Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3381) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Nut brown with ruby notes. Minimal head with nice lacing. Fruity and rich. Caramel and alcohol. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2003
This is not a bad Belgian Ale. Malt, fruit and toffee flavors. Finish is crisp, clean, and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2003
Dark brown ruby colour, light brown head. Body is slightly thin. Dark malty flavour with hint of toffee and some alcohol notes at the end. Cheers to Doug for sharing.

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