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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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Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2004
I had this beer many years ago at one time when I was only giving ratings to the beers but was too lazy and stupid to write down my thoughts. I will update this as soon as I get my hands on this beer again.

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HogTownHarry (6823) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc, mds and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle. Slightly hazy amber with a huge fluffy white head. Dry aroma, sharply spicy/yeasty, some generic sweetish grain - interesting, not as subtle as I’d expect from a BdG, but perhaps that’s the "sur lees." Taste is sweet, only slightly spicy, mildly fruity - I know this is supposed to be subtle and elegant, but all I wrote was "ehh". Average everything - body, carbonation, maybe a bit of floral character, it finishes incredibly quickly - just didn’t do too much for me - give me more yeast, or spice, or something - this isn’t too far off a generic Québec golden ale.

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Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle shared with the regular crew plus MDS at Greg’s, Blankboy’s bottle. Dark yellow, foamy medium white head. Weird yeasty aroma, dry. Taste: light malt, kind of flavourful actually, well carbonated. I liked the malt taste, but the odd dry sourness really detracted. Not bad - refreshing and simple and just a little off.

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Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2010
750 ml corked and caged (kinda) bottle poured a clear goldenamber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of cookie, fruitiness, yeast, light spice and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of cookie, carmel, yeast, light fruittiness and light spice with a crisp lightly fruity finish.

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gyllenbock (9156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle, vintage 2010. Clear golden with a medium, fluffy white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, spices and some floral notes. The same in the taste, also some white bread. Dry and drinkable, better with age?

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DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
750ml gradually poured into a tulip glass... Nice golden colour to the body, with some haze and a rich foamy white head. Noble hops on the nose. Some fruitiness, some herbal notes, and a bit of toffee. The taste is fairly yeasty, with a moderate hop punch, followed by a bit of sweetness, some apple fruitiness, and quite a pronounced alcohol taste. Some bitterness in the after-taste. Medium-bodied. Quite highly carbonated, and quite boozy too. Not too pleasant. Judging from the one bottle I had the drinkability is pretty low. This beer will surely warm you up and inspire some hearty conversation, though!

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Linnet (1830) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2011
Aroma: yeast, grass, straw, corn, bread, hay, earthy hops, spices, banana, citrus, alcohol. Appearance: golden colour, medium white head. Flavour: yeast, alcohol, grass, straw, citrus, hay, herbs, wheat. Mouthfeel: incredibly carbonated. Total: Good beer, but nothing that excites me.

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chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Thanks to Alex... Dark clear gold with an off white head... Smells like a biere de garÐe, honey, apicots, champagne, some yeast, a touch to sweet but good... The taste is very malty on the front but the finish is a touch alcoholic, so so

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Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a fluffy white head. Yeast and fruit. Lively carbonation. A bit of metal, fruit and vegetables.

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pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a lasting and some lacing big frothy white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, bread, hay, toffee,ripe fruit, apple, spices,flowers, pepper. Taste is medium+ sweet and bitter with little a sour note. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is lively. Finishes dry.


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