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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 375   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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3.5
Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
16oz Ceramic Swing Top 3/14/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-42° in Tulip-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of yeast and dark fruits. Taste of the same with some caramel and toffee. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.

3.4
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
500cc clay bottle. Dark brown with creamy tanned head. At first doesn’t taste like a dark beer. A bit hoppy. Some caramel sweetness. Nice beer.

2.7
miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2015
Cervesa amb un toc dolç i afruitat, un pel amb massa carbonatació. Cerveza con un toque dulce y frutado, un poco demasiado carbonatada.

3.1
JefVerstraete (3636) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle from De Bierloods, Adegem. Dark brown, thin layer of foam. Medium carbonation. Light roastiness. Sweet flavour of caramel and ripe fruit. Rater thin body. Ok.

2.6
rayaron (1997) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle 0.5l. Clear dark amber with medium beige head. Sweetish aroma of dark fruits, some graininess and hint of cola. Sweetish flavor, some dark fruits, notes of cola and carob, a bit spicy with light sourness in the finish. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied.

3.5
RexTalionis (3800) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Mahogny red in color with an off-white head. Chocolate, butterscotch and sweet malty notes in aroma. There’s also some ripe and dark fruityness present. Nuttyness and dark fruits in taste. Sweet and slightly spiced finish with some bready malty notes and plums in aftertaste.

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superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
16 ounce ceramic bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/15/2017. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian dark ale style. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4.3
AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
16 Fl OZ. ($8.39) Very good dark beer. Very drinkable. like the earthenware bottle too. will be buying again.

3.2
alexsdad06 (10812) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle picked up at Jungle Jims from backlog notes. Pours brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts,ddark fruits, a hint of chocolate, a light nutty character, a splash of yeast, age is a question.

3.2
Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
One of Sterkens’ ’kruikenbieren’, dark brown, malty, sweet and yeasty with some complexity, but a bit thin body, like most of the Sterkens ales.


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