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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: 292   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2008 Cloudy golden poor with a THICK/sticky foamy off-white head. Aromas of pepper, very hoppy, sour dough bread, avocados and a slight touch of mango.... Large alcohol presence. Good balance of sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with a crisp dry finish. Added flavors of orange zest, coriander...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2005
orangey deep honey color with a large pillowy head. I could smell this from a couple feet away when first opened. Aroma is sweet like a combo of honey,mild malt,grains,yeast,hints of pound cake. Slightly dry finish. Left the lips a tad sticky. This bottle was 2 yrs old. Paid $8. Would not buy all the time but nice to have a couple stashed away.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Clear amber color with a thick off white head. Extremely high carbonation and a lively mouthfeel. The nose shows white grape and apples. Pears and brioche on the palate. Medium finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle, 75cl. Hazy golden colour with a white frothy head. Grainy aroma with a light tone of citrus. Soft grainy flavour with a taste of yeast. A clear bitterness. Average carbonation & body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dandeman (611) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2003
Good deal of carbonation with a thick white head and a slightly orange-yellow appearance. Yeasty, musty nose. Slightly metallic and a light sour, tart component as well. This beer improved much as the carbonation settled and the complex subtleties of the beer shone through.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Parket (570) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (541) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
750ml 2014 years vintage rated 8% ABV, corked brown bottle with a label featuring a windmill, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy orange with a large frothy beige head, that reduced quickly leaving some lacing behind. Aroma of vinegar, apricots, pears, apples, lemon zest and barnyard. Flavours of lemon zest, wheat bread, pears, dried apricots, apples and a hint of vinegar. Taste is light-medium sweet, medium bitter and light sour. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and lively carbonation. Overall a great beer, interesting flavorful style with observable notes of Belgian yeast. I would have liked it even more with a higher ABV like the older vintages, this beer has enough body to carry it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Hopefully this is the right beer. Had some trouble figuring out if it was the regular 3 monts or this one. Anyway. Fluffy white head that floated atop a copper body. Good lacing too. Sour lemon aroma mixed with some cheese, cobweb, and alcohol. Interesting for sure. Dry alcohol, sourness, spicey, musty tatste. But all very subtle. Rather tasty and interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours a golden-orange color with a nice white foamy head. Aroma is spicy, lightly malty, caramel, and some light banana. Flavour is quite sweet, malty and caramely yet fruity. Yeasty. Medium bodied, with average carbonation. Quite good.


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