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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

184 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 15
Gots: 13 | 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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SGToliver

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16%

08-23-2013 08:50:17 | More by SGToliver
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Libationguy

Nevada

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 15:59:14 | More by Libationguy
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-08-2013 02:49:45 | More by AngusOg
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ScottJ

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My oh my what a lovely dark Belgian ale! I poured this into a goblet and noticed the large frothy head and dark color. Nutty flavor very refreshing! I need to try the other St. Sebastiaan brews next! The ale was VERY strong but did not feel like alcohol at first and quite refreshing trappiste style beer.

Serving type: growler

08-02-2013 21:56:48 | More by ScottJ
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a darkish brown (not close to black) with solid one finger head and lace ring. A mix of yeast and roasted sweet malts, like some caramel and bitter chocolate or coffee mixed with bread and char/roasted malts. Medium bodied with a solid malt base that is sturdy and bready, the beer has a dryness to it not typical in most dubbels. Still, easy to drink and creamy, almost chewey, with a nutty toffeesque sweetness along with touches of dark chocoolate. Yeast adds balance and there is a bit of sharp carbonation; citric hops and dark fruit/raisins/figs taste sensation barely noticeable as mostly muted compared to the sweet and roast malt. Overall, a good beer but just not my preference for this style, hence, my "low" rating.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 21:43:56 | More by clayrock81
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-02-2013 15:45:51 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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bmontoto

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-02-2013 02:01:46 | More by bmontoto
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-29-2013 12:09:13 | More by DrunkinYogi
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cowboy83

New York

5/5  rDev +28.9%

05-24-2013 13:06:10 | More by cowboy83
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Lobstertainment

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +28.9%

04-24-2013 06:45:10 | More by Lobstertainment
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LJC3

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-01-2013 21:45:39 | More by LJC3
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-13-2013 20:47:32 | More by harpus
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-11-2013 05:07:51 | More by spycow
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-01-2013 04:35:06 | More by VALIS666
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oakaged88

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-23-2013 02:10:36 | More by oakaged88
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-28-2013 01:03:41 | More by DarthKostrizer
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phishbone23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-23-2013 15:53:17 | More by phishbone23
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-19-2013 16:32:25 | More by Segelstrom
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-16-2013 03:03:54 | More by Mattyb79
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BILF

Israel

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-14-2013 18:01:33 | More by BILF
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

01-14-2013 00:12:03 | More by OregonGrown7
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Fossilhunter

California

5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-06-2013 03:55:46 | More by Fossilhunter
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-25-2012 00:26:00 | More by kjkinsey
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KajII

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Trappist Glass]

The pour was a murky dark brown with a slight reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head, which reduced down to a medium film and collar with excellent sheeting of lacing.

The aroma was strong of a musty Belgian yeast and a toasted grain malt with notes of toffee, dark fruit (dates and figs) and a mild medicinal odor.

The taste was a tad sweet with a nice malty feel, a hint of toffee and a slight chocolate presence from the start, becoming ever so lightly bitter with a good sweet yeast taste and a note of dark fruit and a slight medicinal flavor right at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a dry, bitter and slightly fruity taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a ticklish carbonation.

Overall this was a decent enough Dubbel, which was rich and creamy and had a nice bold yeasty taste. Although I did think it was a bit over carbonated, it did still possess a smooth and satisfying drinkability...

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Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 15:38:56 | More by KajII
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Kam

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-15-2012 02:40:47 | More by Kam
St. Sebastiaan Dark from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.