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Brewed by Duyck
Style: Bière de Garde
Jenlain, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Sebourg beer, this was rebaptized Saint Druon de Sebourg in 2000.
Malted barley and 3 varieties of hops grown in Alsace form the basis of this recipe, which, unlike Duyck’s other beers, also contains wheat from the Beauce region of France, milled in the traditional way by Sebourg’s miller. And to give it an even more distinctive flavour, the Duyck’s use a specific strain of yeast exclusive to the beer.
St. Druon de Sebourg is the French version of a blonde abbey ale, similar in style to those found across the nearby border in Belgium. It is spicy and effervescent, and much hoppier than typical bière de garde.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Draft at Mike and Molly’s In Champaign IL. Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of yeast and belgian phenols. Lighter side of medium bodied with an earthy mouthfeel. Flavor of hay, dough, honey, and medicinal phenols. Ok, but nothing worth repeating.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2009
750ml from Once Upon a Time, Richmond. Golden to orange pour, with pretty minimal carbonation and almost no retention whatsoever. Slight diacetyl in the nose along with some pretty typical fruits and a bit of hefe character. Mouthfeel is watery, very little substantial here. A bit of grain in the taste to go with the pretty generic fruity flavors. I’m thinking this isn’t the freshest bottle, and perhaps some hop liveliness would benefit the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer (741) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Light aroma of fruit and spices. Had a very nice taste of spices, wheat, and some yeast. An interesting beer.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottled. Pours honey colored with a small white head. Aroma is slightly sour with some skunk notes. Reminds me of a Grolsch with some funky nutsack and barnyard notes. Flavor is sweet malts that get more sweet as you drink. Medium malt body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy dark yellow with a small, frothy, white head, somewhat lasting with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, meal, straw), light hop (flowers, grass), heavy yeast (dough, horse blanket) with notes of banana, pepper, and butter. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1087) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - APR 18, 2009
expected more from a biere de garde, though the aroma was good. The appearance was OK, nothing much. The taste was quite a deception, reminding me of a refined Lager. The body was watery, lively carbonation, metallic finish and light body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmatty19 (3) - Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2009 does not count
A solid beer overall but somewhat lacking in flavor in comparison to Belgian abbey ales.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4479) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Lightly clouded gold beer with a white soapy head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is small and nondescript but offers some yeast and wheat notes. A dry bitterness is the first thing tasted. There is also some bubblegum, spice, pear, and funky earthiness. Peppery feel and that bitterness is long lasting. This style is always interesting and this beer fits right in. Unique but not a great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1305) - (originally London),, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 . These biere de gardes’s are broad, but kinda paradoxicaly very similar. i’m drinking this right now,. . 1 of the better biere de gardes,just by keeping things real and eazy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
junon (388) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Its from France! I havent had too many French beer. Meh. To sum it up Id just say "Belgian Lite". Everything is so tamed compared to the beer style it was modeled from. Why would THE wine producing country feel the need to tone down things like aroma, mouth feel, and TASTE in an alcoholic beverage is beyond me. Why?


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