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3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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BA SCORE
88
very good

397 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 38
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001)
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PirateUlf73

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml corked bottle. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light golden color with a bright white head that was pretty substantial.

S: Dry yeast character up front with a hint of wheat and light fruit. Almost gives the impression of freshly picked green apples. Light bread notes as well.

T: Sweet and apple-like in the taste initially. Might be described as "juicy," if not for the dry yeast to add some balance. Barely noticeable bitterness. Nicely blended.

M: Lighter side of medium-bodied with plenty of carbonation. Mouth-wateringly sweet at first, leading to a bready middle and dry finish. Very nicely done.

D: Glad I decided to sample this on a hot night. Great drinking for the warmer months.

Subtle and sublime. A superb beer from start to finish. I would not buy this regularly, but it makes for an excellent change of pace. Quite rustic and charming. Give this a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 07:21:27 | More by PirateUlf73
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3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale

Appearance: Lovely deep gold color, little bubbles of carbonation rising to meet the fluffy head. The head is full of tight foamy bubbles, and lasted for a few moments. Lacing was nothing special, just a few patches around the glass rim.

Smell: Definitely has some sweet malt blended with fruity lemon and orange esters. Light spices, coriander and hints of clove. Very subtle and delicate aromas.

Taste&Mouthfeel: Very nice. The medium body is light but has the depth of spices. The malt seems to have hints of wheat, and is cut by the spices. There is a little heat on the back end from the alcohol, which surprised me because it's not a particularly strong in ABV beer. I wanted slightly more citrus, though the beer had sharp acidity, it still lacked the flavors of orange and lemon my nose had led me to believe would be present. Good carbonation is a major plus in this brew.

Overall: It is refreshing as a brew, esp after drinking so many IPAs lately. I passed my glass around and it was a crowd pleaser. Personally, it was a little sharp in heat and acid with not enough esters to mellow out the flavor of the malt and coriander. Still, as I said, the others in the room gave it higher marks than I.

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3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
88 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.