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3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

382 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 382
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.71%


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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Reviews by gleemonger:
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gleemonger

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale, sparkly golden color with a huge white frothy head. Good retention with some spotty lacing. Those bubbles just keep on coming, almost looks like a glass of champagne.

Straw, earthy, mild Belgian yeast aromas with some candy sweetness, like a cross between a German pilsner and Belgian pale ale, leaning more towards the pilsner end. Not super exciting.

Taste is much more complex. It still starts with the earthy, grainy flavors, but immediately is joined by some mellow, well blended banana/clove, bready, sugary sweetness that matches everything else pretty equally in strength. Subtly complex, and no alcohol bite as far as I can tell.

Thin, crisp, effervescent, with heavy carbonation, but not at the level I expected from the look. Super smooth and refreshing.

Very nice, refreshing, deceptively complex, and smooth. This one screams summertime to me, but I'd have to watch that ABV, since it's totally unnoticable. Don't find a whole lot of this style, I'm glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 19:32:43 | More by gleemonger
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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02-03-2014 22:21:25 | More by ToriBug13
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Pours out a bright gold with a foamy white head. Nose is bready, crackery, grainy with soft, fruited yeast, and a bit of floral hops. Flavor is overall sweet and richly malty up front. Bready, honeyed malts with floral noble hops. Slight acidity and dryness in the finish make if refreshing in spite of the initial richness. Mouthfeel is moderate in weight with a prickly, strong carbonation which works so well with the flavor profile. Pretty good stuff.

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3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
88 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.