St. Sebastiaan Grande Reserve | Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

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St. Sebastiaan Grande ReserveSt. Sebastiaan Grande Reserve
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
149 Ratings
St. Sebastiaan Grande ReserveSt. Sebastiaan Grande Reserve
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
Belgium
sterkensbrew.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,532
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
149
pDev:
14.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DukieBoii
4.88/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has easily made the "my favorite beers" list I have....Unfortunately, I cannot find it anywhere. Heelllppp. I want moorree

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.01/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.83/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of user785335
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tiernan
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fooziex
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite beers to age. Never a bad time popping one of these open

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REDAMI
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Pours clear unless bottle swished to loosen sediment. Orange/tan in color with thin white head.

S - Mandarin orange, stewed apricots, slight hint of mango.

T - Sweet malt, tons of apricot, faint bitterness and slightly spicy yeast in the finish.

F - Medium body with crisp carbonation.

Well balanced, fruit-forward, golden ale. Warming and refreshing at the same time.

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce ceramic bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/12/2017. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance and fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly/dry mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming well after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.44/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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St. Sebastiaan Grande Reserve from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 149 ratings