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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1276) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
3 Monts Grande Reserve 10% ABV. Frothy head. clear amber colour. Fruity aromas, and flavouring hops, sweet corn and some candied note. medium bodied brew with hints of toffee, sweet malts and a lush or lees aged flavour. lots of carbonation in this brew. Decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours a clear amber colour with lots of bubbles and a frothy head. aroma is hay and light citrus. Flavour is smooth light fruitiness bitterness no alc.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
*(Grande réserve 10%): Miel fruité épuisé en arôme avec une touche de pomme. En bouche c’est une corpulence moyenne qui transporte les esters de levure assez discrète. L’alcool est superbement camouflé mais c’est trop inoffensif à mon goût.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2267) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
Copper colour with a frothy white head and lace. Lively to medium carbonation. Fruity, spice malt flavour. sharp tangy finish with toffee notes in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle at DSG 2011. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is apple, spices, hop, fruit. Flavour is sweet, malt, sugar, apple, spices, hop, fruit. OK/Nice beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a clear golden / copper with a small white head. Aroma of corn, wheat, other artificial sweet flavours and hay. Flavour is sort of a mix between corn syrup and a yeasty wheat beer, starting with the former and finishing with the latter. The aftertaste is quite nice, but the initial adjunct-like flavours aren’t pleasing at all. Decent at best.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1255) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2012
(Bottle 08/11-2011) [2011 edition] Fast fading low white head, clear amber color, Belgium yeast aroma, spicy taste. BB date 01.02.14.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
Édition 2010 : bière cristalline couleur d’ambre léger coiffée d’un ample col blanc laissant une large dentelle au verre. Des arômes remplis d’esters fruités, d’alcool avec une trace de muscade. Peu amère avec un peu de sucre résiduel. Bière généreuse, à la texture lisse et à l’effervescence douce. Elle se termine assez rapidement sur un filet d’alcool et des arômes légers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Vintage 2011 Bottle, Pours a lovely golden/amber color with a thin white head.Malty and fruity aroma. Flavour of sweet malt, caramel, lots of fruit, flowers, a bit alcoholic finish. Not bad but could easily be more complex and balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (1133) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2011
750 ml bottle from local IGA grocery. A: spicy, some pear, alcohol note. App: clear light copper with nice white head. Excellent lacing T/P: body is medium-full it has a sweet short fnish. Carbonation is on the high side. O: Pleasant easy to drink could please the macro drinker and balanced enough to please the beer geek.


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