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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: 3.46/5   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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3.8
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours hearty gold with some sedimentation and a thick, lasting white head. Aroma of sweet malts, hops, and crisp fruit. Body is rich and carboanted perfectly. Smooth, smooth finish. Very nice, very interesting.

3.4
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar.Clear golden brew with an inch of the white stuff.This baby smells a little like sour apple candy.Highly carbonated with a sour fruit flavor.Has a good sparkling feel in the mouth.It is a style that I am growing fond of.

2.9
Diogène (1214) - 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..

3.3
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2006
Robe blonde aux reflets cuivrés surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes légers de houblon et de métal. Saveurs de céréales, de sucre caramélisé et de houblon amérisant.

4.1
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
750mL bottle I got in Gatineau, shared at our KW group tasting. 2009 vintage. Pours a nice deep gold with a huge white head. The aroma on this one was great, apple, tums, wet hops, yeasty, crisp like a Pils, seemed somewhat Abbey Tripel like actually. Flavour was quite nice and refined, sweet pale malt aspects upfront met fast by yeasty dryness and minor alcohol. Crisp and drinkable for something 8%. Caramalt in their too as well as citrus rind and the finish is fizzy with some astringency. A very enjoyable Biere de Garde if not very complex. Like a hybrid of a Pilsner and an Abbey Tripel. Another solid beer from this brewer!

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
dandeman (1105) - 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.

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.

3.5
Atheist_Peace (1042) - 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.


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