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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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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Clamped 750 from Holiday in Escondido.Pours clear light copper with a foamy 4 finger white head. Med body. Lightly fruity, somewhat hoppy with a nice mild yeasty/earthy flavor. A bit more "aged" than many BdGs; a strkongly flavored BdG.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
bottle from kihoskh. 2011 red stamp. Corked and cork held in place by a large metal clip. Very unusual, looks very rudimentary. When openng the bottle some beer gushed out, leaving approx 60cl of the 75cl originally in the bottle. The gushing died out quickly. Clear golden, smooth small offwhite head. Flowery and fruity aroma, citrussy hint - aroma reminds me of a belgian blonde. Flavor is yellow fruity, yeasty, faint citrussy or sour tinge, otherwhise dry, but sweet yellow fruity. reminds me of a messy belgian blonde, but in fact an okay belgian style beer. Better than the many boring biere de garde i’ve had from france. Alc. well used, flavor well adjusted to the strength.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10406) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 7, 2012
Bottle. Vintage 2011. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. More like barleywine than blonde. Creamy palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
Botella. Malty fruity toasty aramel pleasant aroma. Good mouthfeel. Fruity malty bitter alco spicey like flavour. Pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle at DSG 2011. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is apple, spices, hop, fruit. Flavour is sweet, malt, sugar, apple, spices, hop, fruit. OK/Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10109) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2007
Hazy yellow color, huge white head. Malty bready aroma, yeast notes and some citric hops. Malty, somewhat spicy flavor. Quite mild finish. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10019) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2009
Bottled, 750ml, at The Clichy Tavern, Paris as 3 Monts Grande reserve. Gold with white head. Quite a light beer for the strength, but with a really hoppy, lemony flavour, long and refreshing, but perhaps over carbonated. Some spicing and a little sweetness, a good interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2004
2004 vintage. Dark amber color, steady frothy head. Malty biscuit aroma. Slightly bitter flavor. Malt and cookies (Verkade Mariakaakjes, for the experts). Refreshing, a bit on the sweet side maybe. Medium bodied. Good beer!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle at Belgian Beer Fest Boston. Cloudy yellow color, large white head. Aroma of peppery straw. Taste is citrus and hay.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2006
2006 version. Golden coloured beer with an verflowing thick white head, lacing. Light crisp malts with herbal grassy notes. Light sweet malt in mouth, with biscuity notes, good hopping, medium bodied. A decent garde, but not as good as Gavroche. Bought at Joanette.


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