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Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

Sterkens Dubbel Ale

11.2 oz single from Total Wine in Kennesaw, GA, USA. As usual, a horrible looking pour. Nasty, old dishwater color, no head, lifeless look and tobacco like floaties. Yuk. Aroma has some yeasty sweetness, but not much else. Tastes are better than the vision would suggest - just. Very light in the mouth = lacks body (apart from the nasty looking floaties), slight plastic influence (the kind I associate with dirty draught lines) and a mildly acidic finish. At the best of times I am not a huge fan...

St. Sebastiaan Dark

Somewhat disappointed by this. Novelty of the "ceramic" appearance "bottle" is lost quickly, although I do like the flip top potential of keeping the beer in the fridge for a couple of hours after it has been opened. Very malty, sweet nose, almost reminiscent of a pretty good doppelbock. However that's where the good stuff ended. Drab, brown pour with a large amount of (presumabley) yeast floaties. Alcoholic warmth seems very high for such a relatively low ABV. Taste has the malts with little...