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style
Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 373   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
thewolf (12602) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from Citti, Flensburg. Pours a clear redish brown with a BIG beige bubbly head - filling up most of my tulip glass. Aroma has dark dried fruits, and a little toffee. Quite low in carbonation compared to the giant head. Flavour is surprisingly roasted with an undertone of raisins and plums. There is a definite dark bitterness to the end - perhaps a little chocolate even.

3.5
Camons (12450) - 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

3.6
Sammy (12212) - 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.

2.9
mR_fr0g (12128) - 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.

2.3
madsberg (11770) - 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.

3
Desverger (11492) - 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.

2.8
hopscotch (11113) - 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.

3.6
daknole (11049) - 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.

2.7
kp (10882) - 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.

3.6
DocLock (10706) - 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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