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St. Sebastiaan Dark - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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very good

188 Ratings
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

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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3.55/5  rDev -8.5%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Zekenyce, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bblouin8, Jul 26, 2014
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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.

WoodBrew, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

nleaders, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

AlpacaAlpaca, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Jspriest, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

animal69, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

henryclay_, May 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

MSCUSN, May 07, 2014
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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.

silverking, May 04, 2014
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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.

SammyV123, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

ViragS, Apr 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

EpicUsername, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

KindaFondaGoozah, Apr 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

bttrbean, Mar 26, 2014
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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.

mactrail, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Sspeer1, Jan 25, 2014
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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.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

WDJersey, Nov 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Chiefmanynames, Oct 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

beernads, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

drunkheathen, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
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St. Sebastiaan Dark from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.