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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 741   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2004
Aroma is hoppy, bit sweetish, some alcohol and floral. Pale, golden coloured with a lasting white head. Taste is hoppy, grainy, some floral and fruity notes and malt. Bitter and smooth. Quite good, but it gets boring. Finish is alcoholic, bit sharp and slightly metallic. Overrated beer, however certainly well-brewed.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2004
Golden coloured beer with a slighly bitter taste. It’s got a nice taste if you like it. I don’t like it too much, but it’s enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2004
toffee and vanilla with floral aromas. golden with nice creamy head. toffee and vanilla, very grainy flavoured, biscuity malt and floral hops. fairly creamy with well complimented bitterness. very nice beer, excellent with a meal.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2004
07.02.04 Big ol’bottle. Pretty honey gold pour; even creamy head. Suspended floaties like sea-monkeys all over the place. This beer’s aroma seems more complex than I’m capable of figuring - vinous, toffee, ripe summer fruits, yum! The flavors continue the aromas, plus the introduction of some sour notes, musty barn, some aged cheese in the front. Apples at the finish. Really a great beer, IMO, and underrated here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Yellow/gold color with a white creamy head. Aroma of herbs, bread, fruit. Mildly sweet and fruity on first taste but with a dry, refreshing finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2004
After a prodigious effort to open this beast- poured with a nice fluffy head and vinous aroma - like a dry white wine. Flavor was of pepper and not very complex. Finish was long and dry - slightly acidic.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2004
big rocky head, Aroma is faintly remiscent of an australian lager with a hint of something musty about it, disconcerting. Palate is harshly carbonic. I have to say this is dissapointingly similar to a VB, no weird ass aftertaste and so on which transaltes to this being a good example of an australian mass market lager. I feel stunningly ripped off. So much so that I am going to wait and try it at various temps up to room to see if something (anything) good comes out of it.... nope nothing did.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Hazy yellow with a huge white head. Spicy, citris aroma. Spicy, lemony and sweet tasting.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
Golden color, small white head. Smells just like budweiser, skunked hops. Taste is nothing: bad, cheap hops with soap and faint berries for malt. Aftertaste is nil

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2004
I tried this some years ago and was dissapointed with the recent sample.Thats not to say that it isn’t a very good beer-just that my memory was of a world class beer.Full of malt and body but not overpoweringly so despite it big 8.5 strength.Slightly sweet and very complex.One to search out and savour.


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