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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2004
a clear golden color with a big ass mountain of head. Kinda tastes like a lager but with a big pepper feel to it and even a slight burn as it warms.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
Golden colour. No sediment. Top fermented beer with Flemish hops. Alcohol content is not intrusive. Crisp & clean. Quite pleasant, but nothing exceptional. Bottled, France, December 2003.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
o.k. My sample was brought back directly from belgium...am i missing something..i must be..because well......it poured a clear yellow color with dancing bubbles abound..a big fluffy white head sat above and slowly phazed to sticky lace and thin sheets of suds..light flowery aroma with a faint lemon atmosphere and lagery tones...a bit grassy in flavor but...am i missing something..has my palate gone on vacation...it seriously tastes like nothing more than a high quality malt liquor..some peppery alcohol..but 4.7's...dude, give me a fuckin' break..this shit..is shit!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Mild malt aroma. Bitter floral hops, bit metallic. Sweet. Fine foamy white lacing head over dark golden clear. Heavy watery body with medium-high carb. Starts moderately sweet with light malts. Alcohol, some sugar. Finishes with good bitterness, floral hoppiness. After is medium dry bitter with some fruitiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
This beer formed a large sized creamy and smooth white head with fine sized bubbles. The body was slightly hazy and with fast rising lively carbonation. This beer had a pale yellow hue to it. The nose was lightly malty, sweet, citrus notes and wine notes. The flavor was sweet, spicy and some fruit notes. The palate was tingly and this was a medium bodied beer with very, very sparse lacing.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 26, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2003 This bottled brew with a cork labelled 19-12-?? 8 or a, poured a large foamy white head of finely sized bubbles that left behind a carbonated lightly hazy transparnet yellow colored body and afair lace. The aroma was mild with malty and doughy notes while the mouthfeel was smooth slightly tingly and a bit chewey. The flavor was a nice crisp well balanced mix of malt fruity notes wheaty and dough. Some vinuous notes come out later after a few drinks from its magnificent portal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2003
Poured clear gold, high carbonation. Big white head, great lacing and retention. Almost wheat-like aroma of citrus and yeast/spices. Medium smooth body. Sweet start, with a dry spicy finish. Sweet yeasty aftertaste. Interesting, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Golden pale color, huge carbonated white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is lightly citrusy and musty with some funky cheese in there too. Flavor is lightly salty. Good beer, I enjoyed this one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Very pale yellow pour with a medium size layer of head and some lacing. Lot's of carbonation playing around in the glass on this one. Somewhat sour nose, yeasty, kind of a wet hay smell, though it's not too strong. Sweet malt, yeast/bready, and quite a bit of spice comprise the flavors on here. Starts off pretty mild and hits hard with a spice filled finish. Tingly palate and light bodied. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Let me start by saying that for some reason this is one of the most difficult beers I've tried to rate. Pours a sparkling gold color with persistent white head with tiny bubbles swimming around, lively carbonation overall. Slightly sour white wine like aroma with hints of yeast, something musty resembling a lambic. Flavor really varied from taste to taste, ranging from a malt sweetness to mineral water, white wine again, woody. Medium body. Finish gets a bit dry, with sharp pepper and spices tingling the tongue. Classy and very good overall.


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