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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 287   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1129) - 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 (1307) - 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 (871) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1487) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
Bouteille 750 ml. 10% Étiquette rouge, 3 Monts Grande-Réserve. Couleur ambrée, mousse blanche. Arôme d’alcool, malt, fruits rouges. Goût d’alcool, épices, malt, poires. Très bonne.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (944) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerSkull (1286) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Parket (569) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2603) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (2963) - 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.


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