3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
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4.36/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
08-19-2013 02:59:14 | More by joe1510
3.06/5 rDev -22.3%
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.
07-30-2013 17:25:17 | More by taylor714914
3.25/5 rDev -17.5%
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
06-15-2013 01:08:39 | More by IchLiebeBier
4.25/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
06-13-2013 19:32:43 | More by gleemonger
British Columbia (Canada)
3.54/5 rDev -10.2%
Appearance. Pours a clear yellow gold with two fingers of frothy white head.
Smell. Apples, yellow grapes, pears, light grainy malt, light pepper and spice.
Taste. Champagne, apples, cloves and savory spice, bitter grass.
Mouthfeel. Lighter than medium body, medium-strong carbonation.
Overall. An interesting beer, just not my style.
05-29-2013 01:11:57 | More by Rutager
4.16/5 rDev +5.6%
Served from a 75 ml bottle (bought in France) into a goblet.
A - Beer is pale gold and clear with just the slightest hint of haze. Head is pure white and made of miniscule bubbles. It is not very persistent, but stays as a thick ring around the glass and a spotty thin sheet. Tiny bubbles constantly rise and this could easily be mistaken for a glass of champagne.
S - Aroma is very clean, light and balanced. It is a gentle mix of cracked pilsner grain and lemony, grassy hops. There is a bit of alcohol booziness in the background. Yeast characteristics not detectable, except maybe a tiny hint of black pepper.
T - The taste is sharper than expected after the gentle aromas. The black pepper is back and mixes with a moderate hop bitterness. The slightly acrid grainy note is back as well, but balanced by grassy hops. Very cleanly fermented--no yeast notes.
M - Light body. Smooth carbonation. Hops and alcohol give a light burn, but subtle. Very dry on the palate with little aftertaste.
O - Incredibly well-crafted and clean with great attention to detail. Enough flavor to be interesting without being extreme in any area. Maybe it's too airbrushed and perfect, because somehow it doesn't blow me away.
05-26-2013 20:38:16 | More by Radome
3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
88 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.