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3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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BA SCORE
88
very good

395 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 38
Gots: 17 | 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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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked bottle

Pours with a light yellow body, fizzy white head, pretty poor retention

Smell, slight whiff of booze, some fruit coming through, dry

Taste, dry and crisp. This is an odd one, i have nothing else of the style to compare it with, but as someone else already said it is very much like a euro lager, a good one at that but it tastes like a spicier, fruity lager. I cant taste a whole lot of complexity, there is a nice tingling spiciness on the finish though, mabye a hint of vanilla along there somewhere too, some alcohol on the finish

A real suprise, i was expecting more along the lines of a belgian pale ale. Very drinkable, the abv is well hidden, i can imagine this would be great on a hot day

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2005 20:44:55 | More by cypressbob
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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 395 ratings.