MiP (12160) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Citric aroma, hint of oxidization. Cloudy yellow colour. Yeasty flavour, hint of mold, slightly watery.
saxo (11254) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, malt, hops and fruits.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with an average off-white head. Aroma of caramel, pear, florals, and cereal. Flavor of coriander, honey, yeast, and sweet malt.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - DEC 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden bronze colour. Aroma is toasty, slightly peachy, with additional notes of pear and a light spiciness. The palate is juicy in its maltiness. A little bit of alcohol shows, as well as a lively pear & apricot ester character.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest 08. Gold colour with floating sea monkeys. Its a Belgian golden ale. Some pear drop fruit and Belgian yeast on aroma. Fine. Bit of spice/heat. Peach/tangerine finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009
Name: St. Sebastiaan Golden Ale
Date: August 12, 1999
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Appearance: dark yellow
Aroma: light malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of complex malt character, touch of bitterness, aged malt character
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Name: St. Sebastiaan Grand Cru
Brewery: Brouwerij Moortgat
Date: March 28, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, nice phoenolic spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
yngwie (10760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 50cl ceramic. As St. Sebastiaan Grand Cru. Microfloaties in this one, else itís clear. The color is golden and itís topped by a dense, off-white head. Itís sweet, sugary and fruity on the nose, as expected, with some faint spices and some apricot. The flavor is sweet and fruity with some warming alcohol. Some bitterness, but not enough. Full-bodied and slightly over carbonated. Fruity, sweet finish. Overall, too sweet but decent. 101126
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
(16oz ceramic bottle) Completely flat from the bottle, once again the seal of bottle cap to ceramic was inadequate from St. Sebastiaan. Particulate-hazy amber body. Aroma is very sweet, honey, flowery, peach. Taste is moderately sweet, maple, some herb, cookie dough, flowery, alcohol, light cantalope, grape. Watery, flat, medium-full body. I would be willing to re-rate with an intact bottle, but this rating will be factored in -- a bottling defect like this is on the head of the brewer.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled as "Grand Cru" (BB 10/2010)
Slightly hazy yellow color, small white head. Grassy and fruity (pear, mango) nose. Dry mouthfeel. A bit fruity (mango, peach), some grassy hops. Simple. But bottle is pretty.
thewolf (9882) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Poetzh, Flensborg.
Pours clear, pale golden. Lot of small bubbles surching towards a big, frothy white head. Good duration. Aroma is sweet, yeasty, coriander, oranges, biscuits and apples. Quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is a little underwhelming, but still nice. Quite sweet, with biscuity malts dominating between some exotic fruits - pineappel, apples and oranges. A slightly dry finish.