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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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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6122) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2008 750 bought at the Bayou. Pours a totally clear gold with a small white head. The aroma is fairly light; some apple, spices and crisp malt. The taste is also very light and easygoing; some apple and citrus, a soft dry finish and a handful of spices. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 11.2oz bottle-pours a rich white head that reduces to a ring that laces and yellow/gold color. Aroma is light malt, spice-coriander, lemon grass, dry, yeast. Taste is smooth, light malt, spice-coriander, lemon grass, dry, yeast. Soft carbonation. Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing. *101216-rerate-750ml bottle Tampa Weekly Gathering @kiefdogs- thanks to kiefdog–pours a white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is light malt, white grape. Taste is light malt-bready, white grape. 3.7

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle at Mondial 2008
Appearance: Light amber with mid fizzy top.
Nose Plain light sweet front with straight malt notes. 6-.
Flavor/Palate : Sweet honey like sugars with more of generic taste. To one dimensional and sweet for style.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Pours a golden amber with a frothy white head that leaves some light lacing. Smells a bit skunky, and my wife thought it smelled like "dirty feet". Not too great. Taste only slightly better, a bit of an apple and malt flavor. Not so good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - MAY 30, 2008
Garrafa, em maio 2008. Coloração âmbar, com um creme branco não consistente, nem persistente. Presença de fermento e lúpulo, com leve amargor. Boa drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goba (71) - BRAZIL - MAY 10, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Nice opaque orange with white foam, citric aroma with hints of malt, nuts, earth and oat. Strong malt flavor,along with oat, spice and some fruitness. Lasting bitter aftertaste, with floral and spicy touches. Dense body. Some unbalance going on to the bitter side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgentgesdo (673) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Pours clear straw color with a medium white head that lasted well in my glass. Nose reminded me of picking peaches at Porter - kind of musty sweetness, very pleasant. Grass, straw, light bready malts, and more fruitiness in the flavor. Clean finish. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
750 ml bottle. Slightly hazy orange-kissed golden colour. Very thick sticky head. Aroma is quite earthy with a dank mustiness. Lots of basementy funky character. As it warms more sweet fruity character comes to the fore. Apricot, pear and apple along with a nice honey/caramel sweetness. Not really spicy per se, but the blend of fruit, fruit skins, and sweetness is quite compelling. A light herbal/grassy bitterness along with a white peppery bite. A bit of lemon and orange tartness as it starts to warm up. I quite like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3776) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 750 ml. Clear golden with a medium-sized head that tries to last. Earthy-honey, caramel, and hay with some spice. Flavor is similar, with some cinnamon, tart apples, slight bubblegum, citrus, and bitterish green herbs as well. Near medium body is smooth and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 27, 2008
Poured from 33cl bottle a hazy blonde with a medium sized white foam head. Nose is lightly tart and sour with hints of yeast, citrus and bread. The flavors are very soft and light checking in with some fruit (raisin, apricot, plum) together with a mildly sweet bready caramel, and a mix of citrus and honey. There is also some wheaty tartness, yeast, and mild grassy flavors. The palate is less spicy than most abbey style ales, with a soft creaminess instead. This is a nice beer, easy to drink, but I had my hopes for more spice and stronger flavors. I would drink this one again but only if I could find it at a cheaper price than $4 a bottle.


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