groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m a big fan of St. Sebastiaan!! The Golden is a smooth Belgian Ale that hides the high alc... Especially good for Belgian newbies.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A copper tinted dark golden color with a foamy white head. A sweet fruity aroma, yes I get the apples as others have mentioned. A spicy alcohol becomes more evident as it warms. A nice flavor, I guess they use some of the same hops as a quality pils, that’s where the similarity ends. I bought mine in Japan too and as MRomero says, it’s pretty pricey there! A very good Belgian, but not quite a great one.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice brew. Lively carbonation, somewhat sweet. Does taste like a heavy pilsner. At $8.38 US per bottle, it is doubtful I will buy it again in Japan.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium clear gold orange with tiny, just visible sediment flecks under a mountainous, white, variable bubble short lasting head. Very faint bitter hops and malt, fresh fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to light body, lowly carbonated, bitter and malt flavours. Tastes more like a heavish pils that a strong Belgian. Quite ordinary really .
The Etruscan (544) - Tuscany, ITALY - JUN 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber-golden color. Large weak head. Aroma is malty with cookie notes and slightly alcoholic. Flavor is sweet, malty too, ending in a more balnced finish.
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 Bottle (BB Jun/2011). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with light notes of lemon peel and honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, yeasty. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, slightly metallic. A bit too yeasty (and not exactly a very attractive strain) to let the bright hoppy and fruity characters sing. Not the cleanest aftertaste. There is promise in this recipe, though.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden amber color, clear, creamy white head and lots of lace to coat the glass. Nose is sweet, buttery, malt, and quite pleasant. Front is sweet, the top is light, the finish is nicely hopped, dry, acidic, and the 7.6 abv is quite evident as there is a bitter bite.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 I liked this beer a lot, though not so much the price. Reminded me of apples. Quite enjoyable!
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice color and very nice tatse, very high alcohol feel,a realy great beer
Einned99 (61) - Rozenburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2001
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a nice aroma