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St. Sebastiaan Dark - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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St. Sebastiaan DarkSt. Sebastiaan Dark

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BA SCORE
87
very good

188 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-30-2000)
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Photo of DavidST
3.53/5  rDev -9%

Poured from a pint ceramic bottle into a tulip glass, best before 08/29/2016. This pours a dark brown almost black with a massive tan head which dissapates in a few minutes to a thin film. The smell is mostly malty, dark fruits, coco. The feel is mediumish high carbonination. The taste is okay, lighter than expected, you get some brown sugar, plum, coco, light malts.

DavidST, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of theParish
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

theParish, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Ranz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Ranz, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Joshgonzales79
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Joshgonzales79, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Johnhaley1989
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of BourbonDork
4/5  rDev +3.1%

BourbonDork, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev +3.1%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

Review from 10/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a deep murky red amber with a fast dissipating off white head. Aroma of malt and cola, nice. Taste is light toasty malt, fruits and cola, abruptly finishing to nothing. Light to medium bodied. Very subdued and uninteresting. Not unpleasant, but boring.

LiquidAmber, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Harkrank
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Harkrank, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of efb123
4.5/5  rDev +16%

efb123, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

cheefdaddy1, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.18/5  rDev -18%

Fantastic heavy ceramic bottle. Dark cola-like head with large abundant bubbles. Head faded fast. A lot of carbonation rolls around the mouth. Needs to warm up a bit. Tastes sweet and is more complex than other dubbels I have had. I did not pick up on bubble gum notes as I have in other dubbels, which was nice. It was a good dubbel, but dubels are not my thing.

XicanoBeerRun, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of trioxin
1/5  rDev -74.2%

trioxin, May 05, 2012
Photo of Nerudamann
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look - dark brown/black with about two and a half fingers' worth of frothy khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - pretty malty-smelling, as the type would suggest. But it also seems like there's something like a caramel syrup, which of course can't be the case with the purity law and all.

Taste - malty indeed, but it has a different taste than I was expecting. It tastes more like a dark or roasted German Pilsner. Interesting choice of barleys. Not much of an aftertaste except for the grains.

Mouthfeel - very well-balanced, pretty close to perfectly between the watery and/or creamy sides.

Overall - not a bad brew at all! Very interesting to taste, and given the purity law, pretty amazing in the quality and complexity involved.

Nerudamann, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +3.1%

OldTime, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of MyName
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

MyName, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of twizzbeatz
4.5/5  rDev +16%

twizzbeatz, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Lexiconical
4.5/5  rDev +16%

There may not be much variety in the taste, but this is one of the most friendly dark beers you'll find. Goes extremely well with food. Comforting, nutty flavor, pleasant smell, great mouthfeel, and pleasant appearance. Well worth the world class rating it gets from the bros. If you drink this while not eating YMMV.

Lexiconical, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours dark brown with cinnamon in the glass from the light. A good sized tan head dissipates quickly to leave some lacing and a nice cap that stays throughout the whole drink.

Smells of molasses, thick, dark, dense, with a hint of dark fruits.

Tastes of roasted malt, and a hint of bitter chocolate.

A smooth beer, well carbonated to make it's medium body feel light.

I was a little disappointed in the flavor, almost one note. All the other aspects of the beer were better done.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of MrBillyMac
3/5  rDev -22.7%

MrBillyMac, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of MrVonzipper
4/5  rDev +3.1%

MrVonzipper, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of jumbopanda
4/5  rDev +3.1%

jumbopanda, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of ikantspel
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

16 oz bottle served into a duvel tulip

best by date of 01.07.2016

pours a lurking dark brown color with a modest foamy head that leaves behind a nice lacing

heavy dark fruits, heavy toasted malts, oak aged smell, and some brown sugar in the smell. could pass as a quad

follows the nose, but was surprised to find a hint of citrus in there as well

mouthfeel as pretty light considering the style

ikantspel, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of teromous
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%

First off, the bottle is very cool. I won't base my review of the appearance including the bottle...but it will be a keeper.

A: The beer has a very nice brown color. It's hard to describe, but it has a sort of "soft brown" appearance as it's poured. In the glass it appears very dark brown, with lighter shades at the bottom. The head is perfect. It's a light shade of tan, with lots of creamy foam that sticks to the side of the glass.

S: It smells wonderful. There's a sweet candy-like scent to the beer, like vanilla and strawberry taffy. I get the strong smell of figs, instantly. It has a distinctly Belgian scent...completely unmistakable.

T: It has a very light fruit taste to it, like raisins and even some plum. The malt character is very light, but just enough sweetness.

M: It has a nice pleasant mouthfeel. The body is light, hinting at medium. Nicely carbonated.

O: Overall I think this is a really nice beer. It has a very light character. I would drink it again and would recommend it. It would go well with a number of dishes, such as a lightly seasoned steak or a light dessert desert.

teromous, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Vylo, Jan 26, 2012
St. Sebastiaan Dark from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.