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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: 733   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Yellow with a good amount of carbonation and a thin rim of foam. Aroma is yeasty and slightly spicy. Very dry. Almost tastes like a white wine in some ways.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Tastes pretty alcoholic, but very smooth. Yeast notes in there too. Very pale and light taste. Melting whipped cream-like head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2003
Basically, this tastes like poor man's Duvel. It doesn't have the edge that Duvel does, but that doesn't make it a bad beer. It is still enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - MAR 30, 2003
Sweet malt nose a little sulfury and like canned corn, rich gold color, extremely fizzy. Fruity malt taste - apples? Gingery middle and a high, tight dry finish. Creamy mouth feel and a pretty full baody. A little odd at first but you get used to it and it becomes enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2003
First a bit sulphury - after a while yeasty nose. Golden, liveley carbonation, big rocky head, leaving laces. Apple, yeast, wine and grain taste. Very pricky, dry medium bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Clean and light colored, huge intial hedd but little carbonation in the beer itself. Sweet with a yeasty note. Good but not fabulous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 Pours a clear golden yellow color with a small white head. It has a lightly fruity aroma, with a hint of yeast and malt. Medium body with high carbonation, the flavor is light and fruity with hints of spices and bread. The finish is dry and crisp with a slight lingering sweetness. This is quite a nice Biere de Garde, very drinkable yet still retaining some complex qualities.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5162) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 Feb, 2003I’m in the middle of cooking a St Valentine’s Day meal so haven’t got the time to do this awesome beer justice. Will just have to buy another bottle and do it seriously another day. Bloody marvelous. I never thought the French had it in them to make a beer this good! [4.4]
Oct, 2010 A strong pale beer that has much in common with cheap strong lagers. There’s some perfume, but also some plastic. The appearance is clear and golden. I’m not certain at the moment of my enthusiasm 7 years ago. The beer lacks character, and has little to commend it above any other strong pale beer - indeed, the alcohol burn, and the plastic and vegetable flavours are not to my taste.. [2.3]
May, 2011 Strong pale beer. Some perfume, some plastic, some alcohol heat, but drinkable. There’s not a lot between this and some strong lagers, such as Carlsberg Special Brew. [2.5]

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1009) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Beautiful, "crisp looking" golden color with nice white head. Aroma is subtle and crisp. Flavor...very nice. Clean, soft, VERY easy to drink...which could be an issue at 8.5%! This is a nice beer, and the best Biere de Garde I've had.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Pale yellow, frothy white head. A dry, somewhat bitter beer, yet it is pretty easy to drink. The finish is biting and harsh, which may mellow out with age.


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