St. Sebastiaan Golden | Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

BA SCORE
85
very good
162 Ratings
St. Sebastiaan GoldenSt. Sebastiaan Golden
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 03-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
162
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light golden colored body with high foamy head.. Hops dominate the aroma and flavor, astringent finish. Aroma is hops, pine, floral. Taste is more of the same capped with some light alcohol burn. Decent effort on this one.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moviedawg
4.5/5  rDev +19%

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 +5.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mario_ec
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served into tulip pint glass.

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

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

Taste
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.

Mouthfeel
Medium light body with plenty of carbonation.

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

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
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 +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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St. Sebastiaan Golden from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
3.78 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
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