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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: 317   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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3.9
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2003
Good deal of carbonation with a thick white head and a slightly orange-yellow appearance. Yeasty, musty nose. Slightly metallic and a light sour, tart component as well. This beer improved much as the carbonation settled and the complex subtleties of the beer shone through.

3.9
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2003
The appearance of this beer was the first clue of how classy and remarkable it would be. Lasting, foamy, billows of puffy head. Some peppery, mossy, slightly sour (earthy) aromatic notes. Tasted some dust and metallic flavors as well. Malty thickness (rye bread)comes out as it warmed, was hardly apparent when chilled.

3.9
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Cloudy with floaties and a deep orange yellow color with a white head. Alcohol, raisin, fruity/malty aroma with notes of pear, apricot and peach. Big sticky malt flavor with loads of fruit. Rich and well balanced. Interesting and nice.

3.9
UNCCTF (587) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Bottled. This beer is reminiscent of red wine or champagne. Pours a light orange color with a snow white head. It finishes like wine, but perhaps not as bitter. This 750mL bottle was well worth the $7.00 I paid for it.

3.9
holdan (260) - USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle Sur Lie 2011. Amber with nice head. Aroma is hops, fruit, yeast. Taste sweet with hops, yeast, fruit. Mdium/full bodie, text smotth little thick, carb average, alcohol well hidden. Finish with sweet fruity.

3.9
PalCabral (162) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
UPDATED: APR 30, 2017 Bottle from Systembolaget - 2017 edition: deep golden with a nice white fluffy head, perhaps a tad darker than 2016, more like 2015. As with last year, the aroma is very discrete. The taste is similar to 2016, with woody peppery hops playing above the malt, leaving a long quirky aftertaste, but the hops are definitely less dominant in 2017. Not bad. The beer is back to 8% ABV again which increases the overall impression when the beer has such a hoppy profile. I have reviewed this beer since 2010 and this year is more balanced than last year’s hop bomb and I rate it as one of the better years. Very far from 2014’s sour ale and the terrible 2011 failure of 10% abc. Good job, Bière Nouvelle.

3.9
Stefano (2029) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
Golden colour with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is malts, grass, earth and some slight sweetness. Taste is caramel malts, grass and some herbs. Heavy palate.

3.9
Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Love the carbonated aspect of the beer, its a has a nice mildly sweet malty flavor slightly nutty, hardly any hops. when I drink this beer all I can thing about is having a nice Belgian cheese. this is a winner!

3.9
ttoadee (1555) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Amber pour, thick fluffy white head. Nose is malt, yeast and spices. Bittersweet. Middle is light Belgian funk and bready grain. Finish is dry and inviting.

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Senap (748) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Från år 2015. Lättsam och drickvänlig i linje med klassen. Ska jag säga något kritiskt så slår alkoholen igenom lite för mycket inledningsvis.


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