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St. Sylvestre Bière Nouvelle / Grande Réserve

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


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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Amber beer (8 % alc. / vol.) refermented in the bottle. A speciality beer brewed over lees in winter using the first malt and hops from the last harvest. Roasted malts give it its characteristic amber hue. Obtained by top fermentation, the "Biere Nouvelle" is characterised by fruity flavours and a good bite. Biere Nouvelle must be served with care (leaving behind the fine yeast sediment) at about 10°C. Available from February while stocks last in 750 ml bottles corked and stamped

2011 vintage - 10% abv 2012 vintage - 9% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FBoekman (109) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
Ljusbrun. Poffade bara lite. Luktar lite lantligt. Smakar jordiga, lite brännt. Lite alkohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (443) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
75 cl systembolaget. Hade lite svårt i början men ölen liksom tar sig! Jag kan tillslut rekommendera denna.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gbgbrouge (352) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
Poured from bottle, dark gold with medium head. Aroma with notes of caramel, hard bread and grass. Taste is light bitterness with some sweetness and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (771) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2015
750ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden with a thick fluffy head that lingers and leaves lacing. The aroma is sweet, honey, yeast, toffee, pear. Medium body with many small bubbles that tickle your mouth, fresh and sweet mouth feel. The taste is complex with fruit and caramel flavors. Pear, candied apples, citrus, orange marmalade, caramel. Finish with some alcohol warmth. Very well-made!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3037) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2015
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear medium amber with lots of rising bubbles, generous two-finger ivory head, strips of lace. Aroma of malt and burnt caramel. Taste is full-bodied malt that moves through the swallow adding fizz and edgy toffee and hay, perhaps light dried fruit. The finish adds slight bittering, but this is mostly a malt brew. Big, some alcohol in the finish, lots of caramel, solid Biere de Garde.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3492) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle with cork and metal thingy 0,75: Clear dark golden colored brew with an dry bitter taste, hints of caramel, citrus, pear and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2600) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Spicy and sweet brew, full mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malin_aiisa (327) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. golden off white head. caramel and mild coffee aroma. sweet taste, bitter. darker and more heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senap (494) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Från år 2015. Lättsam och drickvänlig i linje med klassen. Ska jag säga något kritiskt så slår alkoholen igenom lite för mycket inledningsvis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (249) - - APR 19, 2015
Bottle came with a cork and a metal type strap to hold it in?! Weird! But, poured a very large foamy, off-white head. Pale amber colour in appearance. Lot of lacing, top to finish. Light roasted malts and grains in aroma. Flavours of malts, barley, sour type fruits (lemon), pretty sweet as well. A bit bitter on the aftertaste, taste of alcohol is apparent. Pretty strong beer (10%!) but doesn’t show it much. Ok stuff.

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