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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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RATINGS: 288   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2003
The appearance of this beer was the first clue of how classy and remarkable it would be. Lasting, foamy, billows of puffy head. Some peppery, mossy, slightly sour (earthy) aromatic notes. Tasted some dust and metallic flavors as well. Malty thickness (rye bread)comes out as it warmed, was hardly apparent when chilled.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Bottled. This beer is reminiscent of red wine or champagne. Pours a light orange color with a snow white head. It finishes like wine, but perhaps not as bitter. This 750mL bottle was well worth the $7.00 I paid for it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle of the 2010. Great looking beer: medium light copper pour with a dense, creamy white head. Aroma is rather rustic - it screams "farmhouse ale". Straw-like graininess and earthy hops. Flavor is fairly dry. Very light astringency on the mid-palate that I would more likely attribute to the malt rather than the hops with a nice, light, dried herb (terragon and bay leaf) hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3256) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle. Amber pour, frothy white head. Aroma is quite grassy/earthy, lots of grain as well, quite reminescent of Orval and belgian saisons. Taste is bitter and grainy, grassy hops. Palate has a nice alcohol touch, some saison dryness to it as well. A good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdan (260) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1880) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
Golden colour with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is malts, grass, earth and some slight sweetness. Taste is caramel malts, grass and some herbs. Heavy palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (2963) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Love the carbonated aspect of the beer, its a has a nice mildly sweet malty flavor slightly nutty, hardly any hops. when I drink this beer all I can thing about is having a nice Belgian cheese. this is a winner!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (666) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Amber pour, thick fluffy white head. Nose is malt, yeast and spices. Bittersweet. Middle is light Belgian funk and bready grain. Finish is dry and inviting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of yeast, honey, musty basement, and floral notes. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a moderate white head. The flavor starts with sweet honey and yeast. The finish has moderate grassiness, floral notes, and spice. Light-medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11251) - 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.


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