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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A single batch of St. Sebastiaan Grand Réserve is brewed each year. This limited edition release from Brewery Sterkens is brewed with utmost care to be one of the finest beers in the world.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Bottle. Golden color with a thin laced white head. Peppery and fruity aroma with a sweet candy, pepper and spiced flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Good Belgian Strong Ale. Spicy, clove, and malt flavor. Finish is smooth, crisp, and clean. Recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Slightly hazed dark golden honey color with a small rocky, off white head with scads of lace. Light, but plethora of aromas. Floral hops, sweet malt, lemon zest, all kinds of fruit including pears, passion fruit and over ripe bananas, honey and one bandaid. Initial malt sweetness is taken back by a clove and pepper spiciness in the finish. Alcohol comes out as it warms, both in the late flavors and in the warming feel. Thicker in feel with just enough sparkle to give it some zip. I came into this one expection less. While the alcohol does seem to dominate later in the beer's life in my glass, the delicate aroma and warming fruit qualities win me over. Much like most domestic malt liquors are not afraid to strut their stuff, this one struts as a bold brash belgian strong.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Nice fruity, spicy aroma with caramel malty overtones. Beautiful orangey-amber color. Lots of carbonation, the head is nice, but fades quickly. Full bodied, robust flavor. Lots of malt and spicyness. Alcohol is very present as well, but not cloying at all. Finish is malty and warming. Can you believe that I bought a few bottles (the flip top 16 oz. bottles) for $1.99 each?!? The distributer for the Mpls. are was discontinuing this beer (that's sad), but I got a great deal on a great beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Made in small batches. One of the handful of best Belgian Ales. It has a high cost, but is well worth it. Full flavor...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Well done, straightforward, strong belgian. Strong alcohol flavor, some fruit notes. Little head. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Sparse head and lace for a Belgian strong ale. Fruity nose, apples, pears?, yeasty. Love the high ABV%, but there are better strong ales out there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2002
The pour a clear deep amber, the head is mediorce, the lace spare, the color off white. Nose is malt, citrus tones, light hints of bubble gum. Front is malt, sweet, the top is medium, the finish is acerbic, dry, the 10% ABV, is felt in the ’Tummy’ and the long lasting alcohol bitter aftertaste. ’Works for me!’, as I like my beers pungent and brawny. Ranks #504 on my current 1000 beer master list.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
To me, just an alright beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Apples in the smell, which follow through into the flavor. Sugary-sweet, complex with alcohol, fruitiness, yestiness. An excellent brew!


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