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St. Sebastiaan Dark - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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St. Sebastiaan DarkSt. Sebastiaan Dark

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very good

190 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 125
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of Libationguy
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.

Libationguy, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +3.1%

AngusOg, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of ScottJ
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.

ScottJ, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
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.

clayrock81, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

bmontoto, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DrunkinYogi, May 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

cowboy83, May 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Lobstertainment, Apr 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

LJC3, Apr 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

harpus, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

VALIS666, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

oakaged88, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DarthKostrizer, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Segelstrom, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Mattyb79, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

OregonGrown7, Jan 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Fossilhunter, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of KajII
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...


KajII, Dec 23, 2012
St. Sebastiaan Dark from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.