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3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees

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BA SCORE
90
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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 20
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: frank4sail on 08-22-2002)
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Apparently this is the same as Bière Nouvelle. Served in a Russian River tulip. Order 3043, whatever that means.

A - A finger-plus of white foam settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving behind spotty lace. Hazy apricot body - apparently i was supposed to decant this carefully. Whoops...

S - Sweet pale malts and toasted grains, a bit of spicy yeast, hay and grass, light oxidation, honey, and stone fruits. Alcohol is very well-hidden - I'd never guess 8%. Somewhat understated actually.

T - Taste has a bit more spicy yeast character, but otherwise is fairly malt-forward with mid-palate honey, sugar, and fruit sweetness, as well as some grass and hay. Again, minimal alcohol presence.

M - Zesty carbonation, super dry, medium-bodied, with well-hidden alcohol.

D - It's not the most interesting beer, but it's quite easy to drink considering the ABV. Probably better for pairing with a spring feast than for consumption on its own. Nothing something I'd bother with again, but a pretty painless way to knock of France if you're into collecting countries on here.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 14:39:38 | More by MasterSki
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goochpunch

Texas

3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a light copper amber with a thin, white head. Smells of caramel malts, light booze, slight biere de garde mustiness, and not much else. Pretty subdued. Flavor is fairly faint as well. The simple character of the malts, caramel and toasty, is not what bothers me, rather the lightness of flavor. A bit boozy. I get a touch of fruit in the yeast. Finishes with a touch of bitterness. Flavor is a bit sticky with some lightly prickly carbonation. Overall, I'm enjoying the beer, but it lacks in presence like other stuff from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 23:53:14 | More by goochpunch
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oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Ommegang chalice a dull medium golden with a nicely formed white one finger crown that held well atop.Aromas are lightly spiced with a big dose of pilsner malt,a bit of drunken fruit as well.Flavors are again lightly spiced with the pilsner malt being the backbone of the flavors,a bit of drunken fruit lingers.Not overly complex but it's food friendlyo the hilt.I liked the "basic" 3 Monts a little better I think.
8.3% ABV. per bottle label.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 21:27:21 | More by oberon
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wonderful clear golden color with a very faint haze. The head is very fluffy and settles within two minutes.

There is a pungent fruity smell arising from the yeast as well as some alcohol.

Tastes very yeasty, specifically the almost nuttyness and alcohol. The sweetness from the malt is a bit overpowered by the yeast but it is still a decent flavor. Hops are very week, which is good for me.

Feels like an average beer, very wet. But the yeast and alcohol create an interesting effect; if you rub your tongue againt the roof of your mouth it feels like wet paper.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 01:07:26 | More by Doppelbockulus
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A real farmhouse. Horseblanket aroma with beige head. Tasty and drinkable biere de garde. Grassy, grainy, sweet start and bitter but balanced finish. Understated carbonation, and grainyness with some creaminess. Not the best but still a good example of the style, and a superior French effort.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 03:09:18 | More by Sammy
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impending

California

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

B+

750ml into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear wonderful amber copper, towering dense yellowish cream colored head retains nicely, excellent lacing.

The aroma is a complex triptych of fruits, floral notes and spices atop a yeasty base. No low notes. Clean, upbeat.

The taste, while all the scent promised is delivered, is muted. No personality. Fails to be of strong character, all edges are rounded. Slightly dry finish, tiny bitter, the aftertaste disappears quickly. Light to medium bodied lively mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 05:06:02 | More by impending
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Sixpack595

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber body with a huge frothy head of chunky white foam. Sweet malty aroma, fruity and light. Flavor is strongly hopped and dry. Peppery, spicy taste over an earthy base. Aftertaste is a bit musty, a bit unpleasant. The beer is fairly light in body with plenty of carbonation. I think the original is better.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2004 05:32:46 | More by Sixpack595
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-09-2013 04:46:05 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-17-2013 15:03:11 | More by Whatup14
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WynnO

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-07-2014 22:14:07 | More by WynnO
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-03-2013 23:23:20 | More by nygannon
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-12-2012 03:34:23 | More by Rollzroyce21
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-04-2013 18:36:45 | More by RochefortChris
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-11-2013 00:35:56 | More by AdamP
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-12-2012 21:37:24 | More by djrn2
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-12-2013 04:11:10 | More by NYR_Rob
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AlexJ

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Being a fan of the regular 3 Monts, I eagerly awaited the purchase of this bottle. It pours a dull, glowing amber color with a mighty dome of fluffy, white head. Lacing is slight as the dome recedes into my chalice.

The aroma is bright and loaded with soft citrus tones etched by herbal grassy highlights. I expected the sweetish, bubblegum nose I get off the regular 3 Monts. Instead, this is more sour and astringent. I'm picking up a bit of pear, green apple, and pinapple in there too.

Aromas carry over to the tasting. Initially slightly sweet with it's green apple Jolly Rancher and pear notes. Subdued lemony citrus and grassy, green herbs round out the middle. The finish is dry, alcoholic, and somewhat peppery. I detect a earthy, musty, Belgian yeast flavor throughout.

Medium bodied, amply carbonated, and dryly satisfying. Would make an excellent pairing with chesses, crisp fruit, and figs.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2005 00:04:30 | More by AlexJ
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Oldkentman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-08-2013 13:21:36 | More by Oldkentman
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed, copper-amber color, that sits beneath a frothy light tan head that creates a wispy Belgian Lace as it subsides. The aroma is spicy, fruity and malty with notes of apples, ginger, pear, caramel, vanilla, and toasted malt. This has quite the classic Bier De Garde nose, predominantly malty with nice complimentary notes of fruit and spice. This beer is well carbonated, it foams effervescently as it hits my tongue for the first time. The taste is sweet up front with nice fruity notes of apples, but then moves to a sharp prickly mix of carbonation, ginger and alcohol. This beer is quite good, though because of its strength, it does have tell tale notes of alcohol in the finish, which detracts a little bit.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2004 17:00:49 | More by Gueuzedude
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sammartin68

Quebec (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A very good beer. This one have a blond color. This is rare for the % in alcohol. The smeel is good, it's like a tropical frout and a touch of acoohol. In mouth that the same. A touch of tropical frouts + caramel and alcohol. A good drinkability. So, this one is a good choise but not the better.

Ps the bottle is very hard to open...

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2008 01:34:00 | More by sammartin68
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Jaspers.
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a huge white head that persists forever leaving copious amounts of lace on the way down my glass. Pear and plum with pepper and sweet sugar make up the bulk of the aroma. A light mineral and yeastiness rounds out the nose. The flavor is sweeter than I thought with the honey like and bready pilsner malt shining through. Light pitted fruits a touch of warming and a hint of pepper round it all out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice brew, if it weren't a country tick I never would have picked it up, but I'm glad I did, I rather enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 23:06:26 | More by johnnnniee
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Billolick

New York

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Belgian bomber w/o freshness info. Plastic covering a cork, kept in place by a metal bar, interesting task to get this baby open. Pours clouded light orangy amber, under a lovely, airy, long lasting off white head. Leaves thick blobs of nice looking lace. Nice looking beer. Faint nose, I got just a wee whiff of some musty and some light flowery fruitiness. Delicate Biere de garde, notes of light pepper, honey, leafy hops. Quite drying finish. Love the style. Enjoyed this one, but it seemed a bit on the tame side. I'd prefer more of a flavor punch, maybe I have been drinking too much San Diego style DIPA lately...

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 03:13:34 | More by Billolick
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass
2011 (Price tag is dated 08/19/11)

A - It is amber colored with golden highlights. It is topped with several inches of rocky, eggshell head that clings to the side of the glass.

S - I get some faint spices, toffee, and bread. I get a little alcohol, too.

T - The taste is mildly spiced. There is a little funk.

M - It is highly carbonated leaving a prickly feeling on my tongue. Medium bodied.

O - I fear I may have had this one too long. I expected more spiciness in the smell and taste. It is still enjoyable and actually refreshing. I will have to revisit this one with a fresher sample to see if I screwed up.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 01:03:29 | More by buschbeer
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold. Thick creamy white head. Nice retention and lacing. The lacing is thick hanging curtains-- absolutely gorgeous.

Smells spicy. A little Belgian yeast and spicy hops. Some light sweetness.

The flavor is slightly sweet, followed by a dry funky hay note, light booze, and bananas on the finish. The aftertaste is quite dry.

Body is hugely carbonated... Light and airy.

This has improved immensely as it warmed up-- at first I was thinking it would be a C- or so... This is tasty enough and complex enough to enjoy-- although this is probably not a beer I will be buying.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 01:20:35 | More by AleWatcher
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Crosling

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange.

Moderately aromatic, with scents of coriander, orange, toasted malt, flowers, grass and caramel.

Tastes very much like a Biere De Garde with a little bit of a tripel aspect as well. An elaborate fruitiness is present providing notes of orange and pear along with a light hoppiness and notes of toasted malt and caramel. The yeast reminds of Dupont. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2004 02:06:29 | More by Crosling
3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
90 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.