Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 363   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11607) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (11401) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2004
Bottled: Golden coloured. Unclear. Way too much head, even though you pour the beer gentle. Yeast, fruit (apple) and sirup in the aroma. Vague fruity, alcaholdense and malty flavour. Alcahol is too dominant for my likings. Very vague aftertaste. Alcahol is dominant again. Not a beer I'll drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11216) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009
Date: August 12, 1999
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Good malt taste/aroma

Date: August 12, 1999
Appearance: brown, big tan head
Aroma: light toasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of chocolate and carmel, slight aged malt complexity

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small head of very big bubbles. Nose is pure malt and maybe dried fruits. Flavor profile is nutty, malty, sweet. Not bad. Not amazing either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10642) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10441) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, spice, some dark fruits. Flavor is light sweet, malty, yeast, caramel, nuts, spice, dark fruits, raisin. Medium body, lively carbonation, light sweet finish. 140515

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10423) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10213) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - 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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