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

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of perfume, florals, mustiness, lightly candish, and some citrus. Flavor of yeast, florals, grass, clove, and some orange peel with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a murky gold, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, some citrus, some malt. Flavor is malty and some what spicey, a little citrus. Mouth feel is medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, it’s ok, pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Dark gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of grain, grass, fruit and earth. Taste is of candi sugar, grain, fruit and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2733) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Taste is nutty citrus, lemon. Nose is clover honey. My notes are totally unreadable. Highly carbonated and foamy mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7919) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle marked "3 Monts Grande Reserve Special Ale" thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a golden body and a small white head. Aroma of skunk, grass, candi sugar, pear and apple. Taste is bitter with buttered toast, brown sugar and apple. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5370) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Light gold pour with a thin white head. Fruity nose with grass and malts. Heavy musk and yeast flavor backed with a very hot aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle at 11 Meibockfestival (Amsterdam, May 2008). Golden body with sizeable head. Nose of grains and fruits. Spicy and sweet flavours. High ABV, especially in the finish. Nice one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14206) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2009
750ml $8.99 Sam’s Marcey 3 Monts Grande Reserve pours a surprisingly clear deep golden with stream after stream of moderate sized carbonation bubble rising to the surface. A standard pour brought about a hefty, three fingers worth of microbubbled bright white head. The head eventually settled at a finger and left incredible puffy drink lines on its way down the glass. This beer looks appetizing to say the least. Although the aroma is light it has an incredible depth. A hint of freshly husked grains is the first thing to greet my nose, this combines with a pale malty sweetness that’s very candy like. The yeast brings about an incredible complexity laden with peaches, green apple, chardonnay and a slight earthy mustiness. The aroma of this beer just draws me right in, making me want a drink immediately. The flavor follows the aroma closely. Very vinous with the mustiness coming through faintly throughout the entire drink. Mild fresh graininess mixes it up with the sweet pale maltiness. The grape character leads the way in the fruit department but the green apple and peach make solid appearances. This is a very well put together beer with a great depth of flavor. The mouthfeel on this beer is excellent! The carbonation makes the body light and airy all the while being refreshing. There’s a nice crispness and slight drying on the finish. The light, airy body makes this beer incredibly easy to put away. I could see myself drinking this until the alcohol caught up with me. An incredible drinkability when the abv is taken into consideration. I loved 3 Monts when I had it and couldn’t find 3 Monts Grande Reserve for a long time now. Luckily I came across a few bottles and it’s just as good as the original which is really saying something. The two beers I’ve had from this brewery leave me wanting more. 6/22/08

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baggio (337) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2008
Bottle@home Apperance: Golden yellow with a huge head that seems to last forever. Aroma: Wheat, Yeast, Spices, Honey, Malt. Flavor: Caramel, Hay, Bread, Hints of fruit, Spices. Palate: Lots of carbonation and a very refreshing feel to it. Goes down very easy. A very drinkable beer indeed. Because it not being overly sweet like some belgians i think this would do fine with some food. An interesting beer!


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