St. Sylvestre Bière Nouvelle / Grande Réserve

Brewed by St. Sylvestre
Style: Bière de Garde
St. Sylvestre-Cappel, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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elosop (704) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2018 Ljusgul med tunt vitt skum. Doftar lite hö och halm, torrt. Smaken fyllig, lite jästig. Eftersmaken tämligen kort, lite maltig och torr.

tderoeck (13088) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2018
29/VIII/18 - 75cl bottle, shared with KyotoLefty @ home - BB: 24/IV/19 (2018-1204) Thanks to KyotoLefty for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark blond to orange beer, small creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, sugary, some grains, hint of marzipan, pretty boring. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, malty, quite some banana, pretty sugary. Aftertaste: slightly sourish, sweet, overripe banana.

Cool_Bond (3406) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2018
Scent of wheat and malt. The same goes for the taste with a little alcohol. Okay bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth to a weak moment. No impressive beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

Samtzu (1003) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2017
750ml bottle. pours a pale straw with strong white head. Light nose with bannana, wheat, and a sweetness. Medium body with hints of sweet fruit at the front and a subtle yeastie note. Very light and refreshing considering the high ABV.

NordicV (3164) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2017
Gyllengul mot orange med ett störe gulvitt skum. Doft av malt, hö, karamell och lätta kryddiga jästtoner. I smaken tillkommer en viss alkoholsötma.

gripweed57 (3778) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2017
From old tasting notes. Brilliant orange gold color topped by a huge rocky beige head. Sharp, assertive malt nose. Sweet, winey malt flavor has a complex fruity character. Dryish champagne-like finish is long and tasty. Very nice indeed.

Tognetta (953) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2017
Ambar quase translúcida, espuma branca de boa formação e bastante aderência. Aroma de caramelo/malte com álcool aparente, um quê de frutas bastante maduras. Paladar de dulçor prevalecente, leve amargor lupulado. Médio corpo e carbonatação. Final de média persistência sempre puxando para caramelo e um leve toque amadeirado.

runaway (121) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle pours cloudy copper with off white head, aroma is of spices and cloves. Active mouthfeel with caramel biscuit notes, spice, and a sweet hay finish.

OminouSC2 (1510) - Mora, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2017
Golden color, large beige head. Crisp aromas of citrus, tropical fruits, yeast and some alcohol. Fresh taste of citrus, floral hops, bananas and slight alcohol. Solid.

EvanFriend (791) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2017
A faint hint of vanilla, some spiciness, a lot of grain...the flavors seem hard to quantify. I’m pretty sure I like it, though if I’d known it was French and not Belgian, I wouldn’t have bought it.

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