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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Van Den Bossche

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Meer, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 374   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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Bov (13221) - 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

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jazz88 (2683) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Bottle. A very dark reddish brown color with a big light foamy brown head. A pepper and sweet malt aroma. Smooth and rich flavor with earthy malts and some dark fruits.

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joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
Murky mahogany-brown w/ lots of sediment. Frothy beige head. Sweet malty aroma w/ slight yeasty fruitiness. Body is a little bit thin. Rich, malty flavour w/ a slight fruitiness. Mild notes of iron & wood.

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leaparsons (10712) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2004
Looks very good - dark with an off-white head. Aromas are earthy, coffee, sweet and bready yeast. Flavours are sweet malts with roast coffee. Some spices on the palate with more bready yeast following. Not bad - even though it is a little simplistic. The faux stone bottle looks great on the mantle piece (if I had one - I have radiators).

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GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2005
Aroma:Caramel,dark fruit.... Appearance:dark redish brown,light tan head... Flavor:caramel,brown sugar,watery for a dark belgian ale......

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LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2006
Nice sweet malty aroma, I catch some carmel and fruity aromas. It doesn’t taste like a dark beer! Its a good belgian, but I expected a bit better mouthfeel and roasted malts. Smokey apple finish. decent beer, wouldn’t buy it again.

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YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Alcohol is the first smell so only light tones of plums, dates and syrup are recognicable. Amber, more reddish, little head. Warming alcohol taste, plums are the main taste. A bit thin but fullmouth. Nice stone bottle.

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roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2003
I bought this beer because of the bottle. Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a nicely cloudy, dark-brown with little head that quickly disappears. Aroma is sweet with walnuts, hazelnuts, molasses, and slight alcohol. Flavor is nutty, yeasty, and alcoholicy... not much else. Easily drinkable. Sampled at 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

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3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Dark clear brown. Smells and drinks like an English brown. Vanilla, maple, wood, sweat socks in the aroma and flavor. Somewhat syrupy, and a little bitter. Chemicaly-woody finish.

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harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Pours a light brown color with a big frothy head, that is lightly tan. The smell is big and malty, with lots of caramel and toffee in the flavor, slightly smoked and sweet at times, the flavor is kind of unbalanced and watery. The mouthfeel is thin with little to no aftertaste.


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