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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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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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PorterPounder (8357) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Central Market - Austin,Tx. - 16 oz crockery bottle with a clasp cork top pretty nifty - earns this a five in appearance along with the dark, copper murky pour with an off white but thin head. Aroma is sweet and delectable with some strong date and raisin notes. The flavor picks up where the aroma leaves off with some added chocolate notes to accent the dates and raisins - some baked brown bread makes its way in there as well. The palate is smooth and creamy- very smooth going down. An excellent Belgian.

4
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2001
Very nice dark ale, with a strong taste and nice palate.....................

4
Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2002
Burgundy in color, cloudy, beige head that is creamy and generous, lace that clings in sheets to the glass. Nose is malt laden, over ripe fruit, plummish if you like, earthy. The start is sweet, the mouth feel is full and somewhat frothy. Finish is lightly carbonated, wineish, dry, lightly hopped and quite a quaffable beer.

4
TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Round, clean rum-like nose. Clean, yet unaggressive aroma of peach, coarse hop, almond extract, sharp alcohol (as it warms) candyish malts, alongside cotton candy. Superly dense, creamy foam with attractive lacework. Medium-light texture. Semi-complexity with marshamallow cream-like, touch of fresh hop finish, and cardboard. Slight brash dryness. The hops and malts are of the highest quality here. Refined, yet restrained in all aspects.

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Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Nice white head and brown body. Very fruity smell and taste. Specially plum. Its like eating a piece of fruit. Smooth and easy!

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Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Very hard to pour especially into a short chalice. Head was rather non-existant even after a fast and very aware pour. More bubbles than anything with a modest sized ring around that glass that laced up well for what it had to work with. Color was burguny with rubyish-yellowish-pinkish highlights. Nice color on this one. Definately cherries in the aroma but I really had to smell deep to conjure up anything else. Once you get those cherries it is very pleasing. Tastes pretty good especially on the mid-palte. Unique is the word I would use to describes its flavor. Fruity and well hopped. Lots of cherries, raisins, dates, some clove on the mid-palate with a well balanced smooth character. Tastes great!

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jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2004
This wonderful belgian pours a murky brown, looks quite good. Smell is of (I am going to have to agree with the previous reviewer) of dark fruits and hazelnuts, slightly sweet smelling, not to bad. Taste is quite bland compared to the cornucopia of smells erupting from this beer. Leaves a great lacing on the glass, nice head... Overall a solid selection, very good. Great packaging too.

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Nekronos (4213) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 7, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 PErfect, this is a Good beer, but I had a similar one previous. NOt as alcoholic, but good quallity.


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