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

bottled
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RATINGS: 802   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (11170) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
Golden coloured with a thick white head. Skunky aroma with strong oxidized honey notes. Crisp malts, sweetish notes with light hops in finish. Overhyped Kronenbourg type lager, which was oxidized. August 2005. Bought at Joanette.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabjork (677) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2006
Bottled. Light yellow with minor white head. It has a strong aroma of malt. It has a strong malty aroma with a sweetish aftertaste, dry.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2006
Bottled, 75cl (BB 05/2006)
Pale yellow, small white head. Bready, malty and sugary aroma. Alcoholic and metallic flavor over the malty base. Quite sugary palate. Rude and simple.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Garrat (1309) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle.Clear gold with a large head,aroma of malt and citric fruit,taste is malty,sweet and fruity with some metal,dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2005
750ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Gold with persistant white head. Herbally hop aroma, yeasty, slightly vinous. Tastes glorious with a good hoppy finish. Very enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (6589) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of me. Pours a clear light gold with a large lasting fizzy white head. Dissapointing sugary aroma of yeast and light skunky hops. Slightly funky flavour of yeast, malt, alcohol and hops. Light bodied. I think this is a case of the style not being for me, I did not much care for this at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of blankboy. Clear, bright gold with a moderate head. Aroma has a slightly skunky herbal hop aroma with some sweet sugary notes in the background. Flavour is like a slightly sweeter & stronger Czech pils. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle (750ml). Bought at Costco in a special presentation package. (2 bottles and 2 glasses) Beautiful color. Light yellow or gold with a big white long lasting head. Good lacing. Good carbonation. Musty character. The taste is very peculiar….Kind of stale, corky and unpleasant metallic. Is it me, the style or simply a bad bottle. Will try again to give it justice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
Bottle shared with blankboy, jerc, hogtown harry, and gregclow, courtesy of blankboy. Light yellow, big white head. Funky skunk Czech hop aroma. Lots of butter too - just on this side of bad. Sweet light malt taste - a little harsh alcohol. Hoppy as well, but it all does not come together. Average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 December 2006. Bottle from Marche Jovi in Gatineau. Crisp golden yellow, moderate creamy white head. (4) Moderate yeast and muted spice in the aroma, light notes of alcohol. Mild, subtle flavour with light alcohol and spicey hints , mild pale malt. Subtle, and quite drinkable. Average to medium palate is effervescent. 7/4/8/3/15 - 3.7 <P> December 2005. Pale golden yellow, small fluffy white head fades. Mild herbal hops, with floral notes and a slight yeasty funk in the aroma. Flavour is light on the tongue, with herbal hops similar to that in the aroam providing a pleasant moderate bitterness. Effervescent medium palate. Nice beer, not doing much for me. 6/3/7/3/13 - 3.2


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