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Brewed by Duyck
Style: Bière de Garde
Jenlain, France
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Pours crystal clear golden with playful carbonation and an off-white head. The aroma has bready pale malt, lots of yeast, some cream and light spice. Medium / light body that is smooth and velvety with light sharp carbonation on the finish. The flavor starts with what is on the aroma along with some lemony citrus. The finish gets a kind of sharp with a light medicinal taste that isn’t really off putting. Not a great beer for the style, but I would gladly have this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Pours a hazed straw gold. Virtually no head off a careful pour. Nose is slightly thick with a muted malt. Flavor is alive with character. Vibrant sugary flavor with a yeasty influence. Stays pretty smooth and consistent. Feel is nice and smooth off the liquid and has a decent amount of bubble on the tongue. Very drinkable, I say. Whereas it has no real stand out qualities, it is still easy to drink and is pretty good. I don’t think I would ever go back to it, but I can’t think of any reasons for you not to try it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4543) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Pours bright gold into a snifter. Fluffy white head recedes to skim surface. Malt and candi aromas. Active carbonation with pepper from front to back. Slightly sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle @ Kolding Ølmesse.
Pours a hazy yellow golden. Good frothy white head. Aroma is lightly tart, subdued hops and lots of spices. Fine mouthfeel that is light and round - rather creamy. Balanced flavour, lightly tart spiciness. Some oranges as well - some weak hops. Lovely balance.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3847) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this one. Clear light gold with a tall, tight white head. Lacing falls apart. A lightly spicy, funky sweet honey aroma. The flavor is lightly sweet with some dryness in the finish. Easy drinking, light bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11877) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle (aged about one year) in NYC with Chris. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a fine, white head. Aroma is doughy bread, subtle spice, light tartness (which doesn’t come through in the flavor, thankfully) and some aged malts. Flavor is sweet, more bread, light yeast and spice, a bit of caramel and honey. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, bit of bread, caramel, honey. There is some age coming through but it works alright. Faint sharpness, but only faint. Overall very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2358) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2012
11.7 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, grass and a bit of hops. Taste of sweet malt, yeast and a bit of hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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