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St. Sebastiaan Golden - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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St. Sebastiaan GoldenSt. Sebastiaan Golden

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very good

155 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-17-2001

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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 103
Photo of flagmantho
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from cool 16oz stoneware bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a light-moderate haze and a light effervescence. Head is two thick fingers of pillowy ivory foam which leaves lots of chunky lace on the glass. Very good.

Smell: sweet and malty, with some serious butterscotch character. It's good, although it lacks the fruitiness I like in the style.

Taste: malty and butterscotchy, like the aroma, although not especially intense up front. There is a rather sweet finish, which is appropriate to the style. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big carbonation and a decent creaminess. Pretty good.

Overall: this is a very reasonable tripel, although one I wouldn't go out of my way to get again because its lack of complexity.

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moviedawg
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Starts out rather sweet, though the yeasty bitterness does a good job of drying it out. The fruit flavors are interesting with a pineapple note and sweet kumquat peel. Something like lemon bars, only dry. Faint hint of crackery malt.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mario_ec
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served into tulip pint glass.

Muted gold color with a beautiful, abundant and lasting head of small and medium-sized bubbles. It leaves almost no lacing in the glass.

It has that smell characteristic of Belgian whites, probably due to the yeast, sweet and somewhat fruity with faint alcohol aroma.

Fruity taste with a little bit of citrus and pineapple; also a little bit biscuity. The aftertaste is somewhat bitter with a medium high alcohol taste.

Medium light body with plenty of carbonation.

A nice example of Belgian white with a slightly higher alcohol than I remember for this type. Characteristic color and flavor profile.

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours with a beautiful stack of foam in the wide St. Bernardus globe. Pure white suds everywhere. Don't try this in a narrow lager glass, as I did at first. Kind of a musty smell. Totally fizzy on the tongue, and it never lets up. More annoyingly prickly than the hoped-for creamy.

Starts out rather sweet, though the yeasty bitterness does a good job of drying it out. The fruit flavors are interesting with a pineapple note and sweet kumquat peel. Something like lemon bars, only dry. Faint hint of crackery malt.

Authentic or not, I don't think this such a great example of the style. This might display it's rustic charms better in a little joint in Namur, say, with the rain drizzling outside. From the swing-top jug bought at BevMo.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of bmwats
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 16 oz stoneware bottle into a teku.

A: Golden (imagine that). Pours a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Settles very slowly leaving some dry sticky residue as it does. Never fully dissipates. A lot of persistent spider web lacing.

S: Yeast and honey, clove and coriander. A little lemon citrus, too.

T: Very yeasty, bitter pecan shell, with some indistinct hints of sweet and savory spice.

M: Light and crisp. High alcohol is unapparent. Bitter, dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really nice. Large, frothy head, and pervasive lacing. Yeasty nose with some sweet and savory spice notes and a bit of lemon. Light and yeasty with a deceptive high alcohol content, accentuated with a little sweet and spice. A little bitter and dry. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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St. Sebastiaan Golden from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
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