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3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

396 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.71%
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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kkipple

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3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 750ml bottle for $6.50 at my local beverage shop. Dark brown container is more akin to a wine bottle with a cork and big oval label. Once the cork was popped, the beer was poured into two pilsner glasses.

3 Monts turned out to be a clear golden ale with a decent half inch head that disappeared after a few minutes. Lots of bubbles. Looked like a deep yellow champagne actually. Nice to observe.

The aroma was excellent, a honey-sweet, floral smell with a tinge of hops and malt. My favorite part of this brew.

Taste was crisp and refreshing. Hoppy and slightly sweet, with a nice warm aftertaste (due to the 8.5% ABV). Almost too easy to drink. I'd be wary of consuming an entire bottle on an empty stomach. Tasted a bit fruity too, especially as it warmed. Aftertaste was smooth and warm. Very pleasant.

3 Monts is a good beer, but I doubt I'd drop $6 for one regularly. For that price there are ones I prefer more. If you could buy this stuff in 12oz bottles around the $2 mark I'd be all over it. That said, it is absolutely worth trying once or twice and makes a nice treat.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2005 16:52:05 | More by kkipple
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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
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