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


on tap

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RATINGS: 855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2005
Hazy golden coloured. Some malts and fruits in the aroma. Sweet and slightly malty flavour. Rather thin and boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Pours bright yellow colorwith a frothing, foamy white head. The aroma was of leathery and corky. Flavor reminiscent of wood, alcohol, and was very maltily sweet. Finishes slightly bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Crystal-clear light golden color; white frothy head. Unexceptional nose. Somewhat corny, though I doubt any corn is used in this brew. Some floral, spicy hops. Light, spicy flavor, but nothing exceptional. Also some floral hop and grassy flavors. Despite the lacluster nose & flavor, I really enjoy the dry mouthfeel and refreshing feeling after a drink.I was expecting more from this. I enjoyed the other biéres de gardes much more than this, though it was still decent. Additionally, this is very little to no indication of this beer’s alcoholic strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2005
Corked Bottle: Poured a hazy glowing gold with a large white head. The aroma was full of complex spicey notes (cloves, coriander, maybe allspice??), some banana, and lots of hoppy mustiness. The flavour had a noticable alcohol component but was also quite spicey. Below this was some very restrained wheaty malts and, again, the prominent mustiness. I found this surprisingly bitter, and this combined with an initial heavy carbonation took some points away from the final score. As it warmed it took on a much more elegant and restrained character. Quite nice and probably best served at higher cellar temperatures.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (7328) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4864) - 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.

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