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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: 312   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (775) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle: Poured a straw color with a nice amount of head. The aroma was grass, mustiness, and spice. The flavor was smooth, slight apple, slight pear, grass, funk, and yeast. Overall, a really nice tasty beer I wouldn’t hesitate to order again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2005
Very nice warm golden-blond beer with fluffy snow white head. Great malty aroma with a refreshing thouch of grass, citrus, flowers and some fruits. Also some sweetness of caramel malts and buttercakes. The taste is malty, light fruity and has a refreshing carbonation with touches of fresh herbs some mint and lemongrass. It ends with a nice fruity bitterness of hops.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2005
This is a great Biere de Garde. Thanks Phil. Yeasty and malty flavors. Aroma is musty like its been aged forever. Finishes very clean, smooth, and chewy. Recommened.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Straw colored brew. Medium/light body. Good flavor. Fruity nose with peaches and apricots coming out. Malty with a fruity character. Yeasty and subtley spicy.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabjork (691) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2006
Hazy light brown with minor white head. It has an earthy scent, something you can find in the flavour as wel, reminds me of spoiled apples with a sweet after taste.

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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (673) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle @ home. 2011 vintage. Pours an almost clear amber liquid. The head is white and quite fizzy, with medium to large bubbles that diminishes the head within a minute. Balanced sweet and malty aroma with caramel, toffee, roasted almonds, apricots, red apples, subtle vinous raisins, licorice, honey and biscuits. Highly carbonated, medium body. Taste is sweet with a drier finish. Flavor is moderately malty with toffee, honey, gooseberries, wood, leather, raisins and hints of herbs. Some unclothed cardboard lingering in the aftertaste. Although overall good, I had expected more, especially the flavor doesn’t live up to my expectations after smelling. The high carbonation level, i believe, masks some of the malt complexity in the flavor, it does get better if left resting for a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (672) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle came with a cork and a metal type strap to hold it in?! Weird! But, poured a very large foamy, off-white head. Pale amber colour in appearance. Lot of lacing, top to finish. Light roasted malts and grains in aroma. Flavours of malts, barley, sour type fruits (lemon), pretty sweet as well. A bit bitter on the aftertaste, taste of alcohol is apparent. Pretty strong beer (10%!) but doesn’t show it much. Ok stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2005
My 705 has the 3 Monts G.R. Label? Huge chunky white head over golden, bubbly ale. The nose is yeasty and a hint of malt. The taste is complex for a golden, but I wish I could try side-by-side w/ reg. 3 Monts.... the tastes are too similar. Malty and tounge-numbing. Its over me, but maybe stale cookies? Fuk it, worth buying again @ like $6-7, Greens.


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