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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: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2005
The head on this beer was huge, took 5 minutes to calm. Nice dark gold color. Flavor was grassy and crisp. This beer has 8.5% alcohol, but it doesn´t seem like it. Not very sweet at all, A plus for me. I will drink this beer again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2005
750 ml bottle, Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. Pours a brilliant golden with a long lasting pillowy white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is slightly sour with a heavy Saaz hops accent and a bit of underlying alcohol (not too unlike American Malt Liquor hate to say). Flavor has grassy notes to it with a little bit of corn and a coating of alcohol to wash it all down. Mouthfeel is decent and thick. All in all, looks good, feels good but a bit dissapointing in the aroma and flavor department. If my eyes were closed I could have sworn this was a Malt Liquor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (1897) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2004
composed of various malt notes-yeast, some banana and other fruits suger and wheat a slight alcoholic bitterness. some carbonation, yet very much like a dry white wine. light yellow in aperance. most enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Dry, yeasty, for some reason made me think of wheat rather than malt, and maybe just a bit of white wine. A tad more alcohol than I wanted in such a large bottle, but well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2004
dark golden yellow in color with frothy thick white head that lasts well. white grape/chardonnay sweet aroma. flavor is dry and sweet, liqueur-like. white candi suger, slight musty yeast, malty grain alcohol flavor, and dry aftertaste. almost an imperial pils?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Light amber color with a tall head that, when diminished, leaves a spider web behind. Grassy aroma. Watery body, but a good taste of grasses and wheat. Not nearly as bitter as some Biere de Gardes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Shared big bottle at Monks in Philly. Nice clean beer. Smelled like grass. Had a good yeasty character to it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Good beer. Light golden color. This is my first beer in this type, and it seems to me like a good introduction. Very crisp and refreshing. Nice winey flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Orange Coloring with White Head. Sweet and Grassy Aroma. Little Alcohol Detectable...Dry and Wheaty...Very Nice Biere de Garde..

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2004
Clear golden body with a large frothy white head. Sweet, yeasty aroma with hints of lemon and spice. Taste is lovely, from the malty sweet start, then the pleasant alcohol, on to the robust dry finish. I get light grains, lemon, oilly texture, thin to medium body with a fairly long finish. The only thing that I wasn’t wrapped in was the cork but it was worth the wait. Cheers!


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