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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2007
LIttle thin in appearance, but smells nice. Very nice, not too sweet but a good odd flavor that isn’t funky. Hard to define other than I really like this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Pale to medium gold beer with light lacing, very aromatic, exotic even, scents of lychee, perhaps spinach, mango, grassy like a good spanish cheese (quesa de serena in particular) with a faint musty hint, also fresh bisquits or a cracker factory. Wonderful off-tart flavor with a lemon and shortbread thing goin’ on, a hint of mustard, all most light rye flavored, down to the carraway. Has biere de garde like "cellar character" but refined and clean somehow, probably a great food beer. Defies categorization but very very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilkTork (5156) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2004
Bottle. Fresh, delicate and very yummy! Oh yes. This is the most drinkable and tasty Biere de Garde I’ve yet come across. Great mouthfeel - no nasty off flavours - no artificial carbonation flavours, no stale hop flavours, no metallic flavours, everything just tastes fresh and wow! Gentle wheat spice - not dry or overbearing, just cleanly citric and refreshing and exciting. A real feel good beer of the highest order. Did I say it tasted fresh and delicate? O yes! This is excitement. This is great. This is my beer of the month!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 4, 2004
75cl BBD 03/2005 Awesome heady rock of white...terra cotta copper blondish. Cork must earth sex spice. Lagerale of the highest order, the best of both worlds maybe. Malt, spice, fruit, must, bitter, alcohol. Reminds me of La Trappe Triple...but less sweetness & alcohol, plus more hops. Drinks with a slight sulfuric hint of its lager origins. Super smooth and sexy. Not sure that this would age well(that BBD is pretty accurate, I think), so look out for the bottling date.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2004 Deep gold color with lots of carbonation. Huge white head and decent lacing. Aroma is apples and wheat. The flavor is nice and subtle. I can see why SilkTork raved on this one. The flavors are lightly spicy, like ginger ale with notes of bread and a touch of sour cherry in the background. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
In the 330 mL bottle from HyVee CB. Pours a hazy rich gold with a thick fine-bubbled white head. lacing encircles the glass in rows. The aroma is not heavy, but you clearly get coriander and pepper. Maybe a bit of butterscotch. Has a delicious flavor of apples. I find this to be superbly sweet with a nice balancing hop bitterness. Has a discernable perfume nature. The body is perfect for the style. Fairly quick finish to such a flavorful beer. Delicious. I’m going against the grain on this one which is currently scored a "3" overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Courtesy of kiefdog. This 750mL pours hazy deep gold with white head. It has soft aromatic notes of sweet light skinned fruit, some malt graininess and a sense of spice. The taste is similar with a seemingly wheat softened palate ushering up smooth sweet fruit notes like apples and pears to go along with sweet malts, a bit of graininess and subtle yeasty spices. Nice easy drinkin’ brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1179) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 20, 2012
St. Druon de Sebourg has a thin, loose, white head and an opaque, bright-orange appearance, with scant lacing and brown yeast pieces afloat. This clouds up even more upon swishing the bottle and pouring in the residual yeast and gunk. The aroma is strong- alcohol, fermented grain, sugar, citrus rind, and dates. Taste is of a similar cast, with an overall old character. Hop bitterness is minimal. Mouthfeel is medium and chewy, and St. Druon de Sebourg finishes mostly dry, mellow, and relatively easy drinking. It is unusual, as bier de garde tends to be, but I rate it excellent, nonetheless. RJT

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Misakenly rated this under Sebourg Biere de Garde Blonde on 6/3/04 due to confusion brought on by this previously being labeled as an American Wheat and the other having a picture of the same label (now since corrected) Dark yellow fading to orange hazy pour with a sticky, but thin white head. Delectable aroma of peaches and apricots. Good, thick mouthfeel with some tanginess and back end spiciness. Flavor has elements of apricots as well with a bit of coriander in the aftertaste. Goes down very smooth. Impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3032) - Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2005
The beer pours a beautiful dark gold with a very slight haze. This is topped off by a large, meringue-like head that lasts forever. Slightly spicy yeast aroma and stone fruits like apricot make up much of the aroma. The flavor is fairly malty and lightly sweet. Pretty tasty.


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