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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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9888) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
Amber body with a moderate creamy head. (3+). Aroma of alcohol, light yeast and malt, dry. Very dry flavour with noticeable alcohol and a touch of pale malt, light bitterness. Average palate is quite effervescent. Average at best. 5/3+/6/3/12

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2007
Partly cloudy dark blonde body with a large slowly diminishing white head. Aroma of cotton candy. Very sweet beer with bready malts and bland yeast. Somewhat saved by some crisp kind-of-noble hops. Drinkable but very simple sweet-fix like so many others. Bière SameOld SameOld.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10276) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2007
Pale amber with a very thick white foam. Hoppy with some fruit tones. Alcohol sweetness with a short, sweet finish. Medium to full body.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2008
Aroma: hoppy, yeasty, pears, fresh hops. Musty but refreshing. Fresh.
Appearance: typical orange yellow lager but fluffy foam. Nice lacings.
Flavour: refreshing, hoppy, chemical, special, pears... Galia melon aftertaste.
Palate: delightful, even though it’s bubbly and acrid it is charming...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2009
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a huge orangey head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt and caramel and just a hint of spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and spices, as well as light notes of metal, leading to a dry bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (2728) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. 2012 vintage. Pours deep golden with a big frothy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some sticky trace on the glass. Smell is phenolic and fruity with marzipan, sweet white bread, biscuits, figs, hay, baked pears, orange zest and hints of alcohol and glue. Taste is sweet, bitter, phenolic and fruity with caramel, sweet white bread, marzipan, baked pears, hay, white pepper corns, glue, alcohol, sheet metal and plums. Mouthfeel is round, tiny spicy astringent, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter and phenolic with sweet white bread, hay, marzipan, apples, pears, orange zest, alcohol, glue and soil. Too phenolic and quite hot... Made for aging perhaps. Would be interesting to try a really old bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2002
Very yeasty in appearance, nose and palate. Light brown colour, dark malts and nuttiness hide underneath the yeast on the palate. Finishes long and dry.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 750 ml Bottle 2006 purchased at Marché Jovi in Hull.. Clear golden colour with a thick frothy head. Aroma is corn, metal, apple, malt and hops m Medium body. Taste is sweet malt, metal, alcohol, honey, and hops..


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