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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium

bottled
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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
bhensonb (15971) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2007
16 oz. ceramic bottle. Aromas of sweet dark fruits and caramel malt. Near opaque color, but brilliant ruby red using halogen. Beige head that frothed and laced. Medium bodied. Mild carbonation. Sweet berry and raisin flavors. As the sweetness leaves, a mild bitter arises. The finish begins sweet, but as the sugars rinse away, a mild bitter stays. Dark fruits come and go. Very drinkable brew.

3.6
Borup (15943) - 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.

3.4
gunnfryd (15495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle @ Maria tasting. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, caramel, spices. Flavour is roasted, alcohol, malt, caramel, spices, sweetness. Nice beer

3
DSG (15432) - 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.

3.5
Tmoney99 (15126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle at Dilly Deli. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malty and sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

3.4
HenrikSoegaard (14710) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
Ceramic bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. DArk amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.5
Dogbrick (14326) - 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.

2.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Clear mahogany body topped by a medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, raisin, anise. Taste is mild sweet, caramel, anise. Finish is somewhat burnt, with slightly sweet brown sugar. Watery medium body.

2.9
mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle shared at Cotteridge convention 05/03/2016. Thanks to Shane. A clear dark amer coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is dark cereal grains, papery, brown sugars, pale grains. Flavour is composed of spicy rye bread, brown sugars, little jammy fruits, papery, little oxidised. Palate is semi sweet, higjish carbonation. Not in great shape.

3
Desverger (13711) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle sourced from Toft Vin, Copenhagen, shared with the Mrs - pours dark brown with a fizzy big beige head. Sweet malty with lots of caramel and toffee notes, some dried fruit, slight yeasty character, light spices, is rather highly carbonated and has a rather harsh jarring metallic aftertaste, and looking at previous page of reviews seems like I am not the only one to experience this.


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