Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium


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RATINGS: 368   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
Another great sebaastian with a nice cola brown and a reddish offwhite head. Light a heated honeycomb with a touch of malt and chocolate. Strong on the sediment unlike the grand cru. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle thanks to Woodsman52. Pours a dark brown caramel color with a fizzy white head. Flavor is somewhat bland, but you can pick up on caramel and malt. Has a nice mouthfeel with well balanced carbonation. Crisp clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Just like the golden but with a bit more flavor to it. Chocolate, nutty, coffee flavor. Wonderful

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (558) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Dark brown auburn color. Malty bready nose. Flavor of prune, molasses with roasted coffee at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2010
brown beer with an offwhite head. smells malty and of dried plums, has a corriander-like spiciness. tasts malty, fruity, corriander-like. aftertaste has a nice bittersweetness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle (750ml) Cellared for 1 year. Poured dark brown with a good sized, dense, frothy, lightly tanned head which lasted well. Aroma was of raisin bread with blackcurrant juice, muscatels, blackberries, cinnamon, pepper and some chocolate. Flavor was an extremely light bitterness with bready malts, over ripe plums, dates, sultanas, cherry chocolates, cinnamon and allspice. Alcohol content was well masked. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation, a medium texture and an average length finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2004
Large, fluffy, dense tan head that lingers for some time. Mirky reddish brown in color. Malty somewhat alcoholic aroma. Despite the large head, not overcarbonated. Moderated to full bodied flavor. Flavor is malty, fruity, bitter and yeasty Finishes bitter and somewhat caramel and chocolaty. This is a good belgian ale. It lacks some richness and complexity, but has a very clean finish for the complexity it does have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Poured brownish black with good head and lacing. It had a yeasty aroma with some bread hints. Taste was acidic start to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haf (531) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2005
Una de las mejores cervezas que he tomado hasta ahora. Cerveza sin una excesiva gasificacion. mucho sabor aunque no muy fuerte. Color oscuro

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Medium Dark brown. Smooth and malty sweet with a bit of fruityness. Not as complex and robust as many belgians, but good in its own simple way.

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