Saint Druon De Sebourg (French Abbey Ale) | Brasserie Duyck

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Saint Druon De Sebourg (French Abbey Ale)Saint Druon De Sebourg (French Abbey Ale)
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Saint Druon De Sebourg (French Abbey Ale)Saint Druon De Sebourg (French Abbey Ale)

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Brasserie Duyck

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerGlassesCollector on 12-08-2002

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.46/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: 750ml green glass bottle which has neck and main labels that look exactly as those on pictured on the BA Database avatar. Thumbed cork has the Brewery logo and the code I-5 on it, this in held in place with a wire cage a gold colored steel cap which has the word ‘Brasserie Duyck Depuis 1922’ on it. Single main obverse label has the words ‘St Druon De Sebourg’ underneath a picture of said chap, the words ‘French Abbey Ale’ below and ‘Biere Blonde’ on the neck hint at the style. Listed at 6.0% Alc./Vol. Inkjet date on the label shows that this was bottled 10/2006.

Appearance: Light golden body with a healthy but scattered body of streamers. Soft white head lingers around for the duration but is never more than a thin covering once rested. Half decent lacing tends to scatter and thin though. Healthy conditioning tends to bolster the fading head with the gentlest swirl. Girl next door looks wane a bit too quickly to make it anything special.

Nose: Has light, but reasonably sharp hop faintness lost deep in the background. Angulated bitterness with old, aged musty hop tones and some sweet pale malts. The malts win through and convince me that I never really got the hops, or did I? Exhibits a shallow country aroma that reminds me of boiled potatoes. Pretty much hard to say anything good here, this really does come off like a thousand other “Pilsner” lagers that fill the Northern European hemisphere. Dreary stuff.

Taste: A passive brew that portrays a rather metallic edge inset with some redeeming Biere De Garde and Belgium Pale Ale features, but these are way too weak and laid back to do anything except question my own belief that this is nonetheless a very average brew. Sadly the effort from the ‘good bits’ is far from enough to outweigh the dulcet, uninspiring and tedious input from the Euro Lager side of the camp. No real hop presence except for unbalanced aluminum bitterness, the stainless steel malts and sweetness seal the fate of this one.

Mouthfeel: The body is mild, not quite weak, it isn’t that bad, but by now the flaccid tastes and “average-ness” have slapped me about quite a bit. I’m reeling from the tedium of this brew and the Mouthfeel doesn’t do anything to help this jaded Limey muster anything other than a rather American “whatever!?!”

Drinkability: Apathetic to say the least. I think I’m not that bothered about this one but I can’t be arsed to even make up my mind either way….I’m already wondering about the other beers in my fridge that will hopefully finish the night off with a more appreciative ending.

Overall: Surprisingly average and shockingly boring, Duck can and do much better than this.…’s that good that I’m off to the fridge for a tastier brew and to listen to England loose the Second Test Match of the Ashes instead of finishing this bottle.

Scores a “mighty yawn” on the boredom radar which, by the way, belies its selling price. Stick to the regular Jenlain for the money.

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2.41/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy golden color with a white, bubbly head and lacing. That's where most of the good of this beer ends. Smell is sour- way, way too sour. Overboard lemon sour. Almost brought tears to my eyes. Taste was odd- applesaucey. Sweet, but rotted sweet. Just off. Mouthfeel was bubbly but was quite heavy, too heavy. Meh, won't grab this again.

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2.26/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased from Nikki's liquors in North Providence from the sale rack (1.99)

Poured into a pint glass

A- Head was creamy looking but was only a finger deep at most and quickly vanished. Despite the lack of head. The beer suprisingly left nice lacing on the glass. Color was slightly hazy dark straw color.

S- At first, the only thing I could notice was it smelled skunky. Maybe that's because it was on the sale rack too long, but I doubt it. The store it was bought at has a pretty good turnover. I tried to smell more, and I got a kind of acidic scent coming up.

T- Taste pretty much like it smells. Funky, skunky. Aftertaste was solidly malty. No fruit or spices. This is an ale??

M- Mouthfeel makes me look forward to the swallow....just to get it out of the cavern which is my mouth.

D- Out of 10...maybe a 3 or 4. Abbey ale?? Stick to wine, for Gavroche

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2.26/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance- Slightly hazy pale gold... looks damn near like Duvel... with a two-finger fluffy crown that settles slowly. Great lacing down the sides of my Duvel tulip glass. Various size bubbles lie atop the foamy head.

Smell- Cut grass and some metal, with a floral hop note in the background. There is a sharpness to the nose, making this one a difficult one to take in.

Taste- An astringent blend of hops and grass, but the metallic aspect of this beer really is a detriment. Finishes harshly and out of balance.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Slightly watery without much activity. This is the second French Belgian style ale I've tried, and both were letdowns. Imagine the metallic "skunk" qualities of your Euro lagers, add a little grassiness, and boost the alcohol. The remaining 4 oz. in my glass went down the drain.

Not recommended.

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2.19/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

11.2 oz brown bottle (03/2005 bottling date). Slightly hazy, bright golden topped with a thick white foamy head that sticks to the glass as it settles to an appealing lace. (yeast in the bottle)

Fairly clean aroma, some grassy hops and hay, but there’s this unpleasant light rubbery / medicinal phenol that pulls through.

Quite smooth and creamy on the palate, light-bodied with a hard water mouthfeel. Crisp with a sharp-ish green apple and lemony zest citric bite, and a tingling carbonation that amplifies. Light flavors / sweetness of juicy orange slices. Some raw honey. Lager-like, tinny, sour-ish ("skunky") herbal bite. Spicy phenols and a bit grassy around the edges. Touch of astringency. Yeasty in the finish, with notes of breadiness. Drying.

Eh. Tastes more like a Euro lager than an “blonde abbey ale,” but whatever. It’s barely interesting, unbalanced, and many of the characteristics appear out of place.

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Saint Druon De Sebourg (French Abbey Ale) from Brasserie Duyck
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