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

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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
AleRider78 (1114) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle came with a cork and a metal type strap to hold it in?! Weird! But, poured a very large foamy, off-white head. Pale amber colour in appearance. Lot of lacing, top to finish. Light roasted malts and grains in aroma. Flavours of malts, barley, sour type fruits (lemon), pretty sweet as well. A bit bitter on the aftertaste, taste of alcohol is apparent. Pretty strong beer (10%!) but doesn’t show it much. Ok stuff.

3.4
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Labeled as 3 Monts with 8.3% ABV in corked 25.4oz bottle. Nice aroma of fresh fruits and yeast with golden complexion and persistent thick white head. The flavor is less interesting. Metallic qualities with malt and some alcohol.

2.9
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2007
Golden hazy. White head. Fruits and aple in aroma. Fruit and littel spicy in flavor. Thin and watery.

4.1
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2007
750ml, bottled as 3 Monts Grande Reserve. Pours a pretty, cloudy amber with a rocky white cap, like snowy mountains. Aroma is intoxicating with rich red fruits, yeast, toasted malts, herbs, soft but mildly spicy hops, hay and cookie dough. Flavor is more of the same, focusing on the yeasty and fruity components. Palate is medium bodied and silky smooth. The alcohol is very well masked. Finishes slightly astringent(hops), but full of lively flavor long after the last quaff. Very good beer.I would like to note that I have never had such trouble opening a beer. The metal bracket on top of the cork is a ridiculous contraption, not only does it keep the cork in, it kept me out for a solid ten minutes. I resorted to a screwdriver and heavy duty pliers to get it off. Sillyness.

2.9
dandeman (996) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Tasted in February 2012. Aroma: Strong banana accents. That’s it Appearance: Gold amber, very clear, average rocky head, average lasting. Taste: Attack is warm and round, leaving a strong acidity like a lambic or a Gueuse. Very unpleasant cardboard aftertaste. Might be a bad bottle. But still I’m not a great fan of that type of beer.

3.5
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
750ml red label Grande Reserve @ 10% abv. Clear amber pour with a slightly off-white head that lasts forever. Yeasty biscuit, candi sugar, spice and vanilla on the nose. A little sweet and sticky on the palate with vanilla and spice dominating. Finishes with a nice spicy kick.

3.7
MikeKeller (951) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Vintage 2011. Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear orangeish beer with white head. Sweet / dry fruity aroma. Fruity / malty taste has apricots and licourice among many other. This winter seasonal beer is very enjoyable during summer also. ;)

3.5
Tognetta (951) - 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.

3.3
nutjes (938) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2016
75cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famfilora). U: Helder goudblond met gebroken witte schuimkraag.G: Granig, gist, alcohol en banaan. S: Moutzoetig en wat gist. Zacht bier met licht fruitige toetsen. Gaat na een tijdje wel vervelen. M: Gemiddelde carbonatie en medium body

4.2
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 Golden, clear, large white head. Multi-layered aroma evinces notes of sweet apples, bready yeast, caramel, honey. Biscuity malt flavor, with honey, black pepper, grapes and apples. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery, overly effervescent.


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