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Brewed by St. Sylvestre
Style: Bière de Garde
St. Sylvestre-Cappel, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The 3MONTS beer : A wonderful return to nature, with its flavour of yesteryear, this is a beer that was drawn from the wooden metal-circled barrels to fill so many mugs in our Flanders bars! Its bitterness comes from our hop fields scattered throughout the region. Brewed by infusions, it is an old-fashioned rising beer made with strong and hearty Flemish hops. Fermented using top yeasts, like the barrel brewers of yore and clamped like bonderised barrels.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Pours yellow with no head. Aroma is grassy and metallic. Smells like lager. Tastes kind of stale, this style is best when aged?!? Finishes flat and mild. I’m dissapointed. I will try this one again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 This is a nice, gold-colored brew with a large white head. It resembles a Belgian style, with the very high alcohol well-hidden in the nose and taste. The acidicity is medium to high and the bitterness is present but not lingering. The carbonation is high, the sweetness is light, and the breadiness is high. Overall, this is a brew characterized by its breadiness - it tastes like a liquid baguette. The huge problem, however, with this style is that there are no hops. This is almost unforgivable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2005
a sparkling body shrouds the excelent full flavor of this beer. I really love it and will drink it again. I love the funky cork stopper wire thingy- Unique. The beer was fantastic. I have a pallete easy to win and this ale won a special place in my heart- it is fantastic. Btw,. we are going to cut off your Johnson Lebowski-

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (21544) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Vegetably malty nose (very lagerish). Flavour is hoppy and malty with vegetable notes. Sweet alcohol and notes of vanilla and weak pear saves the beer. Gets very pleasant when it’s been poured for a while and gotten a few degrees warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2005
Bottled. Golden honey colour, white medium sized head. Fruity, malty flavour with a hint of honey and an alcohoic aftertaste. Fairly sweet, with a small but unpleasant metallic taste, reminiscent of Delerium Tremens. Overally quite nice, though.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2005
Fête Bières et Saveurs 2005. Robe blonde voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche persistente. Arômes de sunstruck (moufette). Saveurs de métal, de blé, d’épices et de moufette. Corps bien présent. Mauvais entreposage j’imagine. À regoûter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2005
Honey golden hue, with a frothy white head, with yeasty, pale malt, floral hops accent, straw aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with pale malt, fruity, malty note, hoppy, leading to a sweet dry alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2005
Pours a nice golden colour in the glass with a thick head lasting a fairly long time. Taste is strong, inviting, and you can taste aromas of bread and spices. The finish is long and spicy too. A beer I’d drink along eating cheese, or before lunch for example.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3334) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 Pours cleer yellow, with a white head. Nice lacing. Sweet and full/creamy. Aromas of malt, iron and spices. Slightly bitter and citirc finish again with a nice hint of spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Bomber corked bottle. Clear golden color with a large white head that diminished slowly. Full sweet hop and malt aroma. Medium to full body. Complex sweet flavor with a moderate bitter finish and small alcohol bite. I will try more in this style.


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