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St. Sebastiaan Dark | Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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St. Sebastiaan DarkSt. Sebastiaan Dark
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
209 Ratings
St. Sebastiaan DarkSt. Sebastiaan Dark
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
Belgium
sterkensbrew.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-30-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,316
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
209
pDev:
14.47%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
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20
Gots:
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Ratings: 209 |  Reviews: 128
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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce ceramic bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/15/2017. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian dark ale style. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottle at 45 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma none.
Head large (6.5 cm), light brown, frothy, slooowly fading to 5 mm frothy layer
Lacing fair – thick partial rings and arcs of small bubbles
Body dark brown, clear
Flavor weak, slightly sweet, malty; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 2.75, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 3.8125. Final weighted score: 3.8375
Not a bad brown brew, nice head, lacing, and body. The very weak to non-existent aroma is definitely detrimental to the overall score. The flavor isn’t bad, just weak.

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3.55/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of SammyV123
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

St. Sebastiaan Dark from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 209 ratings
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