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St. Sylvestre Bière de Noël

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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: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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St. Sylester’s Flander’s Winter Ale is a rich Hearty winter ale top fermented in the classic tradition. In1918, Remy Ricour took over the old Brasserie in St. Sylestre in the heart of French Flanders. His dream was to produce authentc brews like the Trappist ales brewed at the nearby Monastery of Mont de Cats before the turn of the Century. Today, Serge Ricour, continuesthe third generation family tradition of brewing had crafted, full flavored, top fermented ales. In Flanders, it is traditional to make a hearty brew for Noel. At St. Sylvestre, hops are harvested in the fields surrounding the village. The "Malterie", 20 kM away, supplies a malt, with and appropriate Munich roast. The local hops plus the robust malt, produce a winter al with rich warm brown tones. While originally brewed only for Noel, it is now drunk throughout the winter season until the first brew of spring arrives.


2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidobutai (344) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Copper color, good lacing, creamy. Smells musty, yeast flavor, some carbonation on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nasmith003 (62) - Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Malty aroma with a slight mustiness. Nice orange and light brown color. Overly sweet with hops at the end. Sour aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (618) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Skunky aroma of malt and spoiled fruit. Caramel color with a lasting off white well laced head. Sweet taste of malt and grain. Creamy feel with a malt finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (4925) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt, light yeast, fruits and a little citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Poured medium amber with a small off white head. Aroma of deep, dark fruit. Full body, flavour is musty, sweet berries, soft malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5181) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
75cl bottle from speciaalbier leiden. Thin creamy white head. Clear amber pour. A nice enough brew

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TrefwoordPunk (802) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle 75 cl, as Brassin d’Hiver. Pours a clear amber with a frothy, white head and an aroma of honey, caramel, spices, floral hops and dried fruits. The taste is medium sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Enjoyable beer, but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5854) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle, as Brassin d’Hiver @ Home. Pours dark golden amber with a offwhite head, leaving lioght lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, x-mas spices, cardemon, little dusty, little old. Flavor is bready malt, caramel, little chocolate, x-mas spices, light licorice, little old, light dusty. Medium body, lively carbonation. 201213

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (1529) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
Fles 75cl als Brassin d’Hiver, rood/amber helder met schuimige witte kraag
aroma: floraal, honing, caramel, kardemom, laurier, rozijn
smaken: redelijk honing zoet, matig bitter, licht zuur, sterk, matig gefruit met oa donkere fruiten, rozijnen, wijtoets, caramout redelijk, stevig kruidig met oa kardemom, laurier, gist, zoethout
medium tot volle body, glad van textuur.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3278) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750ml bottle Pours amber with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, sweetness, brown sugar, spices, and hops. Taste of the same with more sweetness. This medium to full bodied brew was not bad but a bit sweet.


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