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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
Camons (13522) - 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

3.1
Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 22, 2002
clear dark reddish colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, peachy and malty aroma, smooth, sweet and heavy, dry fruity finish - lacks of balance

3.5
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a murky brown body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of yeast, dough, toffee, and mustiness. Flavor of sweet malt and yeast.

3.6
Sammy (13013) - 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.

3.5
thewolf (12949) - 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.

2.3
madsberg (11799) - 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.

4
77ships (11482) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2012
Thx. to Tim for sharing this one during the GBF 2012 // 50 cl. swingtop stone ’kruik’ type of bottle sampled // despite the Westmalle name this appears to have nothing to do with that brewery // lighter shade of dark brown with a light mocha head // smells vintage/oxidized, rather mellow nose of dried dark fruits, malts and spices, BE stuff // sweetish concoctions of well aged malts, plenty of nuts, spices, smoothed out, dried fruits, sweet herbal in the back still some hops in here, flourishes of milk chocolate, touch bread // creamy, quite good stuff, easily surpassed my low expectations

3.4
BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle (small sample). Dirty orange/brown pour. Brown sugar on the nose, caramel and brown sugar on taste. Good beer.

2.8
hopscotch (11451) - 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.

3.2
alexsdad06 (11242) - 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.


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