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Brewed by Brouwerij Sterkens
Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 362   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (15160) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2008
Ceramic bottle, 6.9%. Vinous flavour. Sweet and roasted. Clear dark brown colour. Slightly slimy mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highibus (779) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Pours a deep mahogany with decent white head and good lacing. Aroma is somewhat muted but some plum and raisin. Flavor is slightly off, not sure why. Not infected, just dank and musty. Some dark fruit comes through before the mustiness hits. I will try again someday to see if another is the same, disappointing.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (6211) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2009
75cl Bottle. Clear dark brown colour, off white head. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses, dark malts and some metal. Flavour is sweet, molasses, caramel, malts, light roasted malts, light bitter finish. Medium bodied, prickly mouthfeel. OK, but a bit too sweet and one dimensional.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
17th May 2008. Smooth brown beer. Slightly sour. Has a mild chocolatey taste and the barest hint of toasted malt. Easy drinking.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11279) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (2085) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (1278) - Z±bki, POLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, pod światło rubinowa, klarowna. Piana koloru kremowego, dość obfita, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, ładnie oblepiająca szkło. [4/5] Aromat: słodki, cukierkowy, ciemne słody, lekka nuta alkoholowa i ... Koniec, zaskakująco ubogi. Smak: dość pełny, słodowy, słodki. Do tego karmel, nieco miodu. Dopiero pod koniec nieco czekolady. Tym razem piwo belgijskie w kamionkowej butelce, które dostałem na urodziny w ubiegłym roku. Przyznam, że spodziewałem się trunku w duchu konkretnego i esencjonalnego, tymczasem okazało się, że piwo jest płaskie i nudne. Dopiero pod koniec, gdy wlałem bardziej mętną część (o dziwo) uaktywniły się bardziej wyraziste smaki i aromaty. To stanowczo za mało. Dawno już nie próbowałem dobrego "Belga".

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (1504) - ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown with a huge beige head. Aroma of prunes, raisins, light roast and yeast. Sweet dried fruits favors, coffee and caramel, slightly soapy, mild bitter finish. Medium bodied, fizzy, sticky mouthfeel. Ok.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kr1zz (333) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle bought at Dranken Hinderdael in Temse. Pours dark brown to black with a medium beige head. medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Nose: raisin, dried fruits, caramel, sugar, roasted malts, banana, vanilla and floral. Taste: starts with some notes of port and a alcoholic feeling in my throath. followed by foral and coffee notes. together with caramel, vanilla and dried fruits and a creamy feeling. Finish is medium dry bitter with some dusty notes.
Earlier Rating: 9/7/2015 Total Score: 3
Bottle bought at Schaliënhuis Prik en Tik in Temse. Pous dark brown with a big creamy beige head. Well carbonation. Nose: caramel, roasted malts, floral perfumed. Taste: bit watery in the beginning, afterwards: roasted malts with floral touches. Finishing is bit watery with floral and coffee notes and a medium bitterness that sticks in the aftertaste. Medium bodied.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3898) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to s_hartshorne, cheers Shane. Dark brown beer with large head. Aroma of roast malts and some dark fruit. Taste is dark malts, a little caramel, sugar candy sand brown bread. Ok.


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