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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

408 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 37
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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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

ShreddedThumb, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Sspeer1, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

msondel, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

BradMacMullin, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of mizx
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Tumbler, not sure about the date but I brought a few bottles back from France in September.

Clear golden colour with some carbonation, foamy and sticky white head.

Aromas of floral hop, slightly citrus in the background. Bready flavours like large/long thin Italian crispbreads, with the same slight doughy edge you get with those pale ones. Pepper.

The smell more or less explains the taste, a good tang resulting from the yeast/and 8.5% strength that doesn't hide itself. Pepper comes through in the finish. Refreshing and palate cleansing.

Light body with high carbonation, immediately effervescent but still smooth.

It isn't overtly complex in any way, but it's a solid farmhouse ale. As a supermarket beer in France you can have for pocket change (€2.50 75cl) it's great for what it is. This was better for being put away for 3 months compared to the first one I tried.

mizx, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

djrn2, Sep 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

SmallFry, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

HugoG, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

psmith161, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

MaevaS, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of joe1510
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml
$5.99
Sam's Downers Grove

3 Monts poured poured a crystal clear straw golden. The body of this beer was so light it actually looked like water as it left the bottle. A big fluffy white microbubbled head formed on the pour and stayed strong with the rapidly rising carbonation. A really nice looking beer. The head stays throughout. Left spotty lacing.

Smell is very soft. Muscat grapes are the dominate smell. Dusty pollen and bubblegum show up in the background. Smells refreshing and tasty. Really unique scents on this one that go together very nicely.

This is my first of the style since being on this site. The other I tried in the past I remember nothing about. This on the other hand will be remembered and sampled again and again. Starts off with a solid muscat grape flavor. It's the dominate flavor but in no way overpowering. Powdery yeast and mild hay overlap each other. Finishes with some white pepper spiciness and a quick hop flash. Very soft and controled flavors that go together perfectly.

Light body that moves through rather quickly with the high carbonation. Light mouthfeel with a refreshing crisp snap of prickliness on the finish. Finishes dry.

I'm going cliche again but this is a dangerously drinkable beer. Zero alcohol detection and the light body makes this beer disappear far to fast.

I bought this beer figuring it would be good but this is simply an incredible beer. All the flavors go perfect together and the body really compliments all the other qualities. A very refreshing and delicious beer.

Reviewed: 4/8/07

joe1510, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

hradmiralsfan, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

GRUUMSH, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Oakenator, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

magpieken, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of taylor714914
3.06/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Seriously. 

 

This was quite the interesting brew.  It pours a deep straw color with a poofy head that settles quickly.  Some odd funk flavors going on, reminiscent of brettanomyces Cloussini or Brettanomyces Bruxcellous.  There is some sweetness as well, with some woody/spice mix going on.  Drinks fairly similar with a smooth sweet upfront note then finishing with this woody/hay and spice flavor.  Still something odd at the end that reminds me of Brett.  Mouthfeel is heavy and oily, not a fan of this aspect at all.  I was excepting a nice smooth mouthfeel, but I believe it is overy smooth, more oily, and quite heavy. 

I had high hopes for this one, but it just fell short for me.

taylor714914, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

RobertRedmoon, Jul 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

WOLFGANG, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

deNevers, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

nmann08, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

mrfrancis, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

FrostyWPG, Jun 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Mendicant, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear; gold; small head; effervescent

Aroma: Fruity; spicy; wine-like

Taste: Peppery; well-balanced; this beer is pilsner-like, which isn't my favorite style

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
88 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.