Brewed by Brouwerij Sterkens
Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 358   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6231) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
500 ml capped stoneware bottle, with swingtop. Bought at Alcampo Gran Canaria. ABV is 6.9%. A dark strong beer, brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot. Very dark brown colour, large and lasting off-white to beige head. Moderately malty and slightly spicy aroma, hints of caramel. Malty flavour, hints of caramel, mild spices and brown bread, but not as sweet as many other Belgians.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4781) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
I was lucky enough to get the lower priced 75cl glass bottle version instead of the pottery 50cl one. Dark red brown colour. Dried fruits in the aroma, raisins, etc. Flavour is generally quite sweet and caramelesque but there’s a background woody, nutty dryness to keep it in check.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
500 ml crock. Pours a dark brown with moderate head. Aromas of dark fruit, Flavors of juniper berries and wood. Distinct. Bitter with sweet finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4322) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle at Belgian Beer Bar in Zhuhai for $220 CNY. Pours opaque brown. Huge tan, foamy head. Clean, but dusty yeast aroma. Flavor is belgium hay. Very clean danky malt syrup, purified. Strong flavor but goes down too smooth, esp. in Zhuhai.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2014
Brune acajou, effervescence moyenne, mousse beige crémeuse et onctueuse. Plutôt maltée, torréfaction légère-moyenne, fruits secs, légèrement rôtie, moelleuse, petite amertume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (2935) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Duft av frukter. Mørk kastanjebrun farge. Tynt dekkende skum. Mye karbonering. Frisk smak av frukter og krydder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (2034) - PORTUGAL - NOV 26, 2013
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours an almost clear reddish brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is yeast, caramel and toffee, roasted and bread. Medium carbonation and medium to full creamy body. Flavour is bitter with a sweet lightly boring and dry end. Overall, not bad but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MRMedellin (261) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - NOV 7, 2013
Interesting beer, when it’s poured In glass a dark brown beer is seen. This one in particular exhibits a small and persistent foam head. The aroma reveals some coffee, floral, citrus, raisin and vanilla notes. When it’s tasted a strong body can be felt, the flavor is strong and constant, leaving a nice final perception. Really good Dark Belgium Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2804) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a light brown with no head. Aroma of figs, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, oxidation. Not exciting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
16oz ceramic bottle. Poured a clear reddish/brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is some dried fruits, brown sugar notes. Malts with notes of caramel, toffee. Flavor had notes of of toffee, caramel, brown sugar. Fruied fruits were a bit noticeable here. Not too bad.

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