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


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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5206) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 clear golden orange tint, nice white head, good retention and lacing. fruity, grassy, soapy, hint of caramel malts, toastiness, biscuity, light to med hopping - citrusy. light yeastiness. short to medium long finish - peppery and citrusy. lively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2378) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2011
Jag blir lätt konfunderad av denna öl. Jag mindes den som ganska en ganska lätt blonde/ bier du garde och på Ratebeer anges alkoholhalten till 8%. Den här flaskan är på 10% och liknar snarare en trippel. Som sådan är den dock riktigt fin. Relativt torr, fruktig, bra kraft i de 10 utan att kännas spritig. En trevlig dryck att ha på midsommarbordet igår. Inget fynd men ett mycket gott öl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of malt and caramel with some perfumed herbal notes. Sweetish malty flavour with herbs, an earthy note and a touch of alcohol

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle@TFODRBSG11.Pours golden with a small white head.Aroma malt, yellow apples, spicy and herbal hops with some fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness and caramel.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
Botella. Malty fruity toasty aramel pleasant aroma. Good mouthfeel. Fruity malty bitter alco spicey like flavour. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle, 75cl corked. A clear one, golden in color and with a dense, off-white head of moderate size. Matly, lightly caramel-ish on the nose. Some hoppy fruityness and a faint note of yeast. It’s high on carbonation, but pleasant, dry and full-bodied. Caramel, fruityness, some yeast and a distinct alcoholic touch. Some bitterness towards the end. Although alcoholic, it’s a quite nice beer that I certainly could have with some lunch. 110820

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle 750ml vintage 2011 @ TFODRBSG11, Ulfborg
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, wheat and banana. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14336) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a fluffy white head. Yeast and fruit. Lively carbonation. A bit of metal, fruit and vegetables.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Oren. As "3 Monts Grande Réserve". 8.3%. Slightly hazy deep golden to amber color with a big white head. Aroma of fruity esters, some malt, honey hints, a bit of alcohol and some spicy hops notes. Sweetish flavor with a bit of caramel, fruits, a bit of alcohol and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
PalCabral (138) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2014 Bottle bought at Systembolaget 8/6-14. This is the 2014 version. The beer pours clear golden with a bubbly frothy head that settles to nice foam layer over the beer! Like last year, the beer is clear golden, giving suspicion of filtering? The aroma is different from last year, more sour than , reminding me more of a belgian red ale or a lambic. In the taste, the sourness continues. This used to be a very malty beer, but now it is sour like a lambic. I first thought it could be a defect but the same taste comes in a second bottle. The sour taste takes away many points from this beer, which used to have such a lovely malty taste. There are hardly any hops in the taste too, which is very different from last year. The mouthfeel is medium-thin, also very different from before. I have to say that the 2014 Bière Nouvelle is a disappointment from 2013 and I still wonder if this is a defect in the beer. Not as bad as the terrible 2011, but nowhere near as good as 2010, 2012 and 2013!

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