Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 364   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 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 (3560) - 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 (2397) - 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 (275) - 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 (3148) - 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 (7392) - Alexandria, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 12, 2013
Very dark brown body with a huge off white head. Malty aroma with spices, caramel, brown sugar, bread, some dark fruits, raisins. Highly carbonated, medium body. Bittersweet balanced flavour with caramel, bread, brown sugar, yeast and a slightly herbal finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAY 23, 2013
50cl bottle. Dark brown with tanned , cheesy head. Nose : yeeast, toffee, roasted, burned caramel, cheese. Sip : creamy with good carbonation. Medium body. Sweet and full of burned caramel, toffee background. Dark fruits, dried ones like figs. The beer had a mellow finish, very moderate bitterness. Quite drinkable and enjoyable in mouth thanks to creamy body. It’s the best St. Sebastiaan I tried for the moment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2013
This was decent but not nearly as flavorful as I was hoping. Pours a dark brown into the glass with a nice off-white head (filtered). Malts on the nose with notes of some dried fruit but primarily just malt. From the stand point of just a dark beer, it’s a classic example of a solid dark belgian ale. From the standpoint of fine belgian brews, it’s a bit one dimensional and pedestrian. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Smell of malts and raisin but not sweet, and actually I also get a smell reminiscent of Chinese barbecue. Taste is drier than I expected, malty, with a mildly sweet finish.

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