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


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RATINGS: 317   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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imdownthepub (15334) - 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.

gunnfryd (15299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle at DSG 2011. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is apple, spices, hop, fruit. Flavour is sweet, malt, sugar, apple, spices, hop, fruit. OK/Nice beer.

DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Oren. As "3 Monts Grande Réserve". 8.3%. Slightly hazy deep golden to amber color with a big white head. Aroma of fruity esters, some malt, honey hints, a bit of alcohol and some spicy hops notes. Sweetish flavor with a bit of caramel, fruits, a bit of alcohol and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.

Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle (2009) at Papsoe’s - Thanks Joergen !! Clear dark amber - white head. High yeasty, yeasty estres, sweetness, sharpness, barnyard, licorice, spicy, sweetness. ØV.

HenrikSoegaard (14620) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 7, 2012
Bottle. Vintage 2011. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. More like barleywine than blonde. Creamy palate.

Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2006
2006 version. Golden coloured beer with an verflowing thick white head, lacing. Light crisp malts with herbal grassy notes. Light sweet malt in mouth, with biscuity notes, good hopping, medium bodied. A decent garde, but not as good as Gavroche. Bought at Joanette.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2010
75cl bottle, 3 Monts Grande Reserve, 8.3% ABV. Large, rocky off-white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, candi sugar, straw, hay/yeast, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, straw, some yeast, pepper, light alcohol. Medium body, fairly smooth, light acidity.

BeerandBlues2 (13823) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle received via trade with Glouglouburp. Pours clear and sparkling orange with an average, frothy, white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, meal), average hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (horse blanket, earth) with notes of light alcohol and cask. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Rather bland beer; very effervescent.

Christian (13823) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of malt and caramel with some perfumed herbal notes. Sweetish malty flavour with herbs, an earthy note and a touch of alcohol

bierkoning (13695) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2004
2004 vintage. Dark amber color, steady frothy head. Malty biscuit aroma. Slightly bitter flavor. Malt and cookies (Verkade Mariakaakjes, for the experts). Refreshing, a bit on the sweet side maybe. Medium bodied. Good beer!

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