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


on tap

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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
750ml red label Grande Reserve @ 10% abv. Clear amber pour with a slightly off-white head that lasts forever. Yeasty biscuit, candi sugar, spice and vanilla on the nose. A little sweet and sticky on the palate with vanilla and spice dominating. Finishes with a nice spicy kick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerSkull (1368) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2011
8% alcohol. The scent is a bit metallic, sweet and floral with some yeast notes. The taste is pretty flat and boring with a lot of bitterness and flavoring of yeast and alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Parket (578) - Bruges, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2011
75cl bottle, bought in grocery in Cassel, France. Unfiltered yellow coloured with unstable white head. Smell: some alcohol. taste: yeasty, malty, much alcohol, some industrial taste. Not bad for a french beer, but some overrated ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2863) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
Flaske: Årgang 2011. Rød orange let diset øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er gæret med en smule alkohol og frugt. Smagen er frugtet med en smule alkohol igen. Rigtig elegant og god øl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3506) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty - faint wheat and sweetish aroma, some fruitiness and caramel, some alcohol and faint spiciness. Body is medium, malty - some wheat and sweetish flavor, some caramel and fruitines, some alcohol and faint spiciness. Finish is average, malty - some wheat and sweetish, some fruitiness and caramel, alcohol and faint spiciness. Sweetish strong ale - too much alcohol considering the body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2011

Bottle 750ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG11.

Clear medium amber yellow colour with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, moderate yeasty, ripped fruity, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, alcohol, yeat sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - fizzy, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20110820]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1908) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
Golden colour with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is malts, grass, earth and some slight sweetness. Taste is caramel malts, grass and some herbs. Heavy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11586) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
bottle from kihoskh. 2011 red stamp. Corked and cork held in place by a large metal clip. Very unusual, looks very rudimentary. When openng the bottle some beer gushed out, leaving approx 60cl of the 75cl originally in the bottle. The gushing died out quickly. Clear golden, smooth small offwhite head. Flowery and fruity aroma, citrussy hint - aroma reminds me of a belgian blonde. Flavor is yellow fruity, yeasty, faint citrussy or sour tinge, otherwhise dry, but sweet yellow fruity. reminds me of a messy belgian blonde, but in fact an okay belgian style beer. Better than the many boring biere de garde i’ve had from france. Alc. well used, flavor well adjusted to the strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4086) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Oren. As "3 Monts Grande Réserve". 8.3%. Pours yellow to orange hazy with a nice yellowish head, aroma of fruit, flowers, banana,marmalade and a bit of sugar ca, flavor of herbs, yeast some fruits and alchol relatively dry, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5970) - 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.

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