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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10740) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Thanks to bu11zeye for the 16oz bottle of this Belgian. Pours a murky dark brown with a burgundy tint. Thick beige head and nice lacing. The aroma is malty and nutty, but has some characteristics of a Flemish Sour too. Medium-bodied and smooth with flavors of burnt malt, raisin, sour fruit and yeast. The finish is on the thin side and is rather fruity. All in all this is a decent Belgian. At times it is well balanced and at others it is not, but more often than not it is pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2005
very dark brown. Smell of toffee and roast and alcohol. A hint of sourness and dryness and sweetness, yet none of the above. Complex in every sip, yet simple and very drinkable. Very much liked.A surprise at Volo Cafe.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (10564) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle shared at kerenmk’s place. Dark brown a big bubbly beige head. Malty aroma with a bit of fruity esters, a bit perfumy, yeasty spiciness, caramel, a bit of licorice and a bit of alcohol notes. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, some fruitiness, light toastiness, a faint chocolate note, a bit of licorice and a drier finish, a bit bitter, slightly spicy and slightly alcoholic. Medium-bodied and over-carbonated. OK.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle... Hazy, dark, Longhorn-orange ale with a small, creamy, fawn head. Excellent, tight retention. Grainy, meaty, metallic nose. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Perfectly balanced, but thin and uninspired. A touch chocolaty. Crisp, lightly sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10408) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
Clear dark amber with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Flavour is sweet with roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Finished sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
Courtesy of Fonefan. Red-brown with a nice, creamy head. The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of candy sugar and light fruit. The flavour is sweet with notes of malt, candy sugar and a light citrussy bitterness. Ordinary IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (10174) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
75 cl. bottle at KØ15. Clear dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel, fruit, yeast and spice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9505) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2004
Looks very good - dark with an off-white head. Aromas are earthy, coffee, sweet and bready yeast. Flavours are sweet malts with roast coffee. Some spices on the palate with more bready yeast following. Not bad - even though it is a little simplistic. The faux stone bottle looks great on the mantle piece (if I had one - I have radiators).

3.2
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9245) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. I’m pretty stoked about this one. The pour emerges a deep brown/ruby through light, with a 2-finger, uniform khaki head. Nice look. The aroma is of corn flakes, cabernet grapes, some brown sugar, hazelnuts, and very slight aroused female taint. The flavor is malty, with solid almond, caramel, red grape, apple, and cherry hints. Very crisp taste and smooth finish. This one is very good, but steep at 6-7 bucks a bottle. That said, this bottle will rpoudly sit in my bottle collection, as it is a great speckled brown pop-cap ceramic bottle.


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