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

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TrefwoordPunk (943) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle 75 cl (edition 2009). Pours a pretty pale, hazy amber with a medium white head and an aroma of yeast, orange peel, dried prunes and sweet malts. The flavour has notes of caramel, herbs, lots of malts, sweet fruits and malts. A long sweet aftertaste. Really nice beer, allthough it’s not rally special

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 Golden, clear, large white head. Multi-layered aroma evinces notes of sweet apples, bready yeast, caramel, honey. Biscuity malt flavor, with honey, black pepper, grapes and apples. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery, overly effervescent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Vintage 2011. Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear orangeish beer with white head. Sweet / dry fruity aroma. Fruity / malty taste has apricots and licourice among many other. This winter seasonal beer is very enjoyable during summer also. ;)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ingevara (899) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2010
Huge frothy head that shrinks a bit but doesn’t go away. It forms laces on the top empty part of the glass and covers the surface efficently. The brew is light and a bit yeasty, sightly hazy and with a spritzer-vitality that feels more familar with cider. There are green apples in the flavor as well, but also lots of hops and herbal tones. The strong alcohol level is well disgusied, a little treacherous, because the bottle is big...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2003
The appearance of this beer was the first clue of how classy and remarkable it would be. Lasting, foamy, billows of puffy head. Some peppery, mossy, slightly sour (earthy) aromatic notes. Tasted some dust and metallic flavors as well. Malty thickness (rye bread)comes out as it warmed, was hardly apparent when chilled.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dandeman (809) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Tasted in February 2012. Aroma: Strong banana accents. That’s it Appearance: Gold amber, very clear, average rocky head, average lasting. Taste: Attack is warm and round, leaving a strong acidity like a lambic or a Gueuse. Very unpleasant cardboard aftertaste. Might be a bad bottle. But still I’m not a great fan of that type of beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malin_aiisa (793) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. golden off white head. caramel and mild coffee aroma. sweet taste, bitter. darker and more heavy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Pours a clear amber color with a big, lingering white head. The aroma is funky and somewhat musty, with touches of hops, fruit, and malts. Medium body with high carbonation, the flavor malty and peppery with a touch of apples. Highly drinkable and very delicious, this is probably the best French beer I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (784) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
2011 vintage. Bottle 750 ml. Bought at grocery store. Served in Tulip. Pours clear amber with very thick frothy white head, long lasting. Aroma: fruits, malt, yeast. Taste is very fruity and malty. Lacks of balance as it is a little too much on sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Some warming alcohol, as we expect from a 10 % abv. Overall, a good strong beer, a bit heavy but still enjoyable.

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.


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