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

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3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees
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89
very good

144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 18
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: frank4sail on 08-22-2002

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Ratings: 144 | Reviews: 76
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3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Photo of oberon
3.61/5  rDev -10%
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.

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3.65/5  rDev -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.

Photo of AlexJ
3.73/5  rDev -7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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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

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3.79/5  rDev -5.5%

Large format bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a golden amber hue with some fizzy off-white head that starts off billowing but quickly settles into a more manageable two fingers or so. Smells like rock candy, floral perfume, lemon rind, vinous fruit like champagne perhaps, straw-like musty hops. Palate is similarly light and floral, with some orchard fruit skin (apricot and nectarine), sour white grapes, sweet corn flakes, and more lemon discernible. The malts, yeast, and hops present in a simple, no frills fashion and I was expecting more complexity. Had to check the label to ensure I was indeed drinking and reviewing this brewer's "amber" offering. Yep. Not getting much in the way of caramel malt flavor. Light to moderate body and moderate carbonation. Finishes vinous and dry. Bit of an enigma ... Maybe my bottle was old. Would investigate further should an opportunity present.

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3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
89 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.