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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
750 ml bottle. 2006 edition. Big carbonation. Super thick head. The liquid was clear at the beginning and cloudy at the end. Yellow-orangy color. Caramel aroma. Nice flower and caramel taste. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franzen (311) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Funky, tart aroma with banana and stable elements. Clear golden white head. Malty sweet taste with lots of bread in combination with a fair bit of tartiness. Light body, lively carbonation dry. A really light and refreshing beer despite its alcohol content

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UM02 (302) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
A much better BdG than 3 Monts from the same brewery as it has a lot more flavour to go along with the high alcohol content. Strong taste of malt, a bit of alcoholic heaviness and faint smoky aroma but well balanced and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
Belle apparence, belle couleur dorée, belle broue qui dure. Une senteur discrète. Aucun arrière-goût. On perd rapidement le goût après les premières gorgées.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2010
Aroma is yeast, wheat and some sweet vanilla and spices. Taste is alcohol, clean and wheat with yeast. Sounds horrible but it’s very nice and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdan (259) - USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle Sur Lie 2011. Amber with nice head. Aroma is hops, fruit, yeast. Taste sweet with hops, yeast, fruit. Mdium/full bodie, text smotth little thick, carb average, alcohol well hidden. Finish with sweet fruity.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2002
Light-bodied, slightly champagne-like. Overpriced!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (237) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 9/7-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Fruity, yeasty. Taste: Fruity, yeasty, fresh, acidic. The finish is dry, fruity and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2010
750mL bottle, courtesy of ryan. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber. Aroma has citrus and a lot of herbal hops - mint, honey, candy. A bit of grass in there as well. Flavor has yeast, fruity citrus hops, and a pleasantly sweet herbal quality. Decent amount of carbonation, light body and somewhat bitter grapefruit peel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper orange, with a small white head. Dry, fruity aroma with a musty apple character. The apples return in the dry, somewhat alcoholic flavor. Very much like calvados, in fact! Unfortunately, it’s a wee bit watery, and has an annoyingly bubbly, carbonated mouthfeel. Quite original nevertheless.


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