St. Sebastiaan Dark - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
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3.29/5 rDev -15.2%
I'm not a huge fan of Belgian Darks, but this was certainly worth a try and its in a cool bottle. The beer poured a cloudy dark amber with reddish hue. The scent had Belgian sugar, peat and slight roast. The taste was most Belgian leaning with touches of toffee and earth. The mouthfeel was medium in body with not much carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer and worth a try for those that enjoy dark Belgians.
07-13-2014 14:27:41 | More by WoodBrew
3.99/5 rDev +2.8%
A- deep hazy mahogany with lots of active carbonation. Nice fluffy tan head with spotty lacing.
A- nutty, as in toasted pecans. Orange, cinnamon, clove. As it warms it reveals notes of dried fig and alcohol.
T- nice, toasty roasted cocoa with earthy brandy soaked raisins. Light orange in the finish. Definitely boozy.
M- light bodied, lively carbonation. Watery finish.
O- I thoroughly enjoyed it. The flavors develop nicely as it warms up.
05-04-2014 23:49:28 | More by silverking
4.18/5 rDev +7.7%
A - Black/Brown, Dark Ruby when held to the light. Nice light caramel head.
S - Malty, Nutty
T - Nutty, Sweet
M - Full and balanced. Very nice.
O - Great beer. Full bodied and flavorful, but not overwhelming. I could drink one, or several, in one sitting. Cheers.
05-04-2014 21:43:02 | More by SammyV123
3.81/5 rDev -1.8%
Pours with the big foam common to a lot of beers from Belgium, but it settles down to a nice mashed potatoes heap. Color is clear red-brown. Plenty of spritz in the mouth. Fairly light body with just a little sweet stickiness. Not much aroma, but a little roasted grain.
Sweet and malty with the dry aftertaste. Some yeasty bitterness but no actual hop flavor. Raisins and dried figs in the flavor with a hint of spice. Caramel and browned raisin toast. Flavor of muffin tops. Hint of molasses but the dry bready taste keeps this from being too sweet.
The foam lasts to the final sip. From the ceramic jug with swing-top closure. There were three varieties of these brews at Bev Mo in La Jolla.
01-27-2014 06:35:39 | More by mactrail
3.81/5 rDev -1.8%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):
LOOK: Clear, brownish garnet, decent head
SMELL: Sweet, cotton candy, booze-soaked raisins, caramel, slightly bready, ripe fruit, grape confections
TASTE: Sublimely smooth, creamy, medium body; sweet, candied fruit, grape skin, dried grass, meek hopping, sage, yeast, estery alcohol, walnuts; dry, cracker-like finish
Ceramic flip-top bottles? That is some old-school packing. All in all, we are pretty happy with this brew, clearly a benchmark for the style. Happy as well to see this brand come around again to the US, bringing back memories of some of our initial explorations into Belgian beer.
11-27-2013 22:57:17 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
Dark brown with a tan head that has a fine texture and long retention.
Cherry and lime lifesavers (I know how crazy that sounds), sweet malt, brown bread, raisins, cinnamon, tangerine.
Brown bread and raisins repeat on the palate with earthy notes and dates.
Medium bodied, but has a relatively light mouthfeel in relation to the nose and appearance.
Moderate bitterness in the finish.
08-20-2013 15:59:14 | More by Libationguy
St. Sebastiaan Dark from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.