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3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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BA SCORE
88
very good

392 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 38
Gots: 16 | 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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ReFill31

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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle. On the back label, it was specified that the beer was expired. I tasted it on February 28th 2010. The expiry date was April 4th 2009. Almost a year. I had to try it though.

A : Golden color, great head, stays on and leaves big traces on the glass. There is also a lot of carbonation.

S : Yeast, nuts, some fruits and some alcohol on a final note.

T : tasted kind of sweet. There is a little acidity, reminds me of apple.

M : Enjoyable, a lot of bubbles

D : Easy to drink but the alcohol tends to stop the beat a little.

Overall, I am surprised by the quality of this beer, even if this one expired almost a year ago. I saw another one on the shelves without any expiration date so I think this mention is not really useful.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 16:35:40 | More by ReFill31
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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 392 ratings.