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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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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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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.

4.3
FROTHINGSLOSH (7879) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a large fluffy tan head that lingered forever and left great lacing. The aroma was sweet raisin, cherry, molasses, cola and a touch of citrus. The flavor was sweet with toasty malts, caramel, molasses, bread, raisin, fig and cherry. Very long finish. Moderately full bodied. Outstanding.

4.3
Hrodulf (59) - Aveiro, PORTUGAL - MAR 23, 2017
Garrafa 50 cl, cor caramelo, sabor com notas cítricas, a caramelo e malte, cerveja muito saborosa, corpo médio e carbonatação boa.

4.2
Shag (3026) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Nuts and dark fruit in the nose. Appearance is brown with a nice head. For a low ABV belgian this has loads of flavor. Grapes, nutmeg, caramel, chocolate, spices, and something slightly sour I cant seem to put a finger on. It's a bit on the carbonated side but that's the only flaw I can find in this beer. Another great beer from Sterkens!

4.2
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2004
This roasted almond colored beer has a near perfect brownish-white, fizzy head that leaves a touch of lacing. The nose is incredibly malty with caramelized grains and hints of chocolate. The palate echos the intensity of the nose with massive caramel and nutty malt. The finish actually picks up a touch of hoppiness, which quickly fades into marzipan.

4.2
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2008
WOW! I love this one. Cermaic 16 ounce jug, Pours very dark brown, almost black. I didn’t get a lot of head and what was there disappeared very quickly. Sweet smelling and tasting. fruity, raisins. Good beer, I will get this one again. I tasted it at about 55 degrees, which helped I think, this one shouldn’t be too cold, you won’t taste anything.

4.2
Grzesiek79 (4314) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
earthy, spruce, cereal, chocolate, cooked vegetables, smoke, brown, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4.2
polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 15, 2014
500 ml capped stoneware bottle, with swingtop, at home @10°C large and lasting off-white to beige head. Beer is completely dark. Malty with hints of caramel and chocolate aroma. Balance between sweetness and hoppyness is just a tick on the sweet side, but still very balanced. Very good beer, would definitely buy again.

4.1
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2001
A slightly cloudy copper hue with a nice persistent collar. Gentle aroma of malt, caramel, banana and subdued spices. Nice body, smoooooth as all hell, soft malt, soft caramel,soft banana and pear flavors that are consistent througout with a quick clean dry finish. A very well constructed and refined brew. Reminds me of Ommegang somewhat. Fantastic beer but almost $8 for 16oz. The bottle isnt that cool. Drop the price and i would have something to go back to.

4.1
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Dark garnet color, somewhere between eggplant and maroon, with a huge, rocky, creamy tan head. Aroma is soft, sweet, nutty, with notes of toffee, butterscotch and dates. Smooth palate, with a generous, gorgeous, tingly mouthful of hops, abundant in flavor. Excellent body and texture, extemely fruity, too. Like a big, sparkling, delicious boozy fruit punch. I caught this on sale for $4.99 a 750 ml, which is a bargain and then some. A reliably tasy Belgian brew.


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