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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: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 Poured from the bottle, very clear copper gold with a little carbonation and a large thick frothy white head - looks inviting. A clean and strong malty aroma with peppery notes and a yeasty follow through. Only slightly vinous (at 8.5%), with a strong yeast and malt flavours with that pepper also dominant. The long finish is slightly sour, but also a little creamy and clings to the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Poured to a golden color with thick white head that dissipated by mid-glass and left little lacing. Ironically, this is the first beer I’ve had where the head on the beer inside the bottle was bigger than that in the glass. Aroma was grassy floral hops. The flavor was more of the same, but a malty sweetness crept in to tame this down and leave a well-balanced, smooth finish. I’m not sure why this brewer chose to secure their beer with a cork and huge metal staple, but the 3 Monts made removing it worth the work.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Tart ,barnyard hay grassey aroma, smooth, slightly fruit sweet taste, really didn’t notice the alcohol to much,though I did feel a buzz coming on. A little spiceness,just a touch of bitterness at the end. Satisfying,but cant get excited about it

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6659) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2006
[Bottled] Orange with a firm, white head. Aroma with too much alco-feel. Cedar-flavor with notes of citrus and hay. Ok alco-feel in the flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
Clear blonde with a very small white head that quickly disappears. Smells like a hoppy cider. Taste is mainly very sweet/sugary with apples/apricots and a very strong presence (more than it should be for an 8.5%). Soft carbonation. Feels syrupy and rough, even raw. The French make excellent cheese.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2006
A Mes rate: 75cl bottle from that great offy in Cheadle of which the name escapes me right now. Is it really this good or am i just a little drunk? This poured from the bottle spitting head all over the place and I couldnt stop it. Sat on the desk we debated how it looked for all the world like a pils. Nick even made the point of it being able to sit next to a Stella and be downed by some Burberry wearing chav not knowing the difference. To you and me however, my fellow beer rating dorks, you can tell straight away that this is going to be special. Amazing nose. Full of sweet banana and vanilla but thick with malt and spice and just a touch of yeast. I just can’t get over that smell. The initial smack in the mouth is of alcohol and it fully backs up the intentions it has already made apparent in the aroma. This is going to get you drunk. A creamy palate with a delicate spice like start this transforms in the mouth into something like an alcoholic vanilla ice cream. As soon as that hits you and your taste buds dont know what is going on, a bitter hoppy finish rounds it all off beautifully. Amazing length for the style, and trust me usually this is not my style. This is something very special and I could drink a lot more of these. Great first sample. As Nick said even the old dregs, the last millimeters, that have been sat on the desk for a while now are fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5448) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Fluffy white micro head. Funky grass and hay notes. Smooth with a fizzy cream bitter honey and a lasting bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
Pale golden colour with a thin foamy white head. Malty aroma with a brewmash note, a vague fruityness and hints of flowers. Malty, grainy sweet flavor with yeasty notes and a spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Poured a light golden color with a thick head that disipated quickly. It has a floral aroma with a hint of spice. The beer has medium carbonation with a nice hoppy flavor and medium bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle shared by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank> mds, thanks Mike. Golden colour, lasting off-white head, very small patchy lace. The aroma was bready, light spice, some lemons, light honey and grass. The flavour was doughy and bready, some yeast and spice, grassy, some floral hops. Bitter dry mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes light, buttery, lingering. Not to bad.


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