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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
outstanding

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 20
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: frank4sail on 08-22-2002)
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Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -25.6%

pin, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of mmarv74
4/5  rDev -0.7%

mmarv74, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL (code 11 20) into a Hennepin glass. Pours a clear honey amber w/ a thick fluffy white head that leaves big sticky clumps of lace on the glass. Not nearly the same carbonation level as the regular 3 Monts.

Aroma is a combination of wet hay, spices and fruits. Similar to a saison. Yeast leads the way.

Taste is spicy, fruity malt and Belgian yeast. Apples and pears, with a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a clean dry finish.

Overall a really nice smooth Bière de Garde. Aside from less carbonation, not vastly different from the golden ale version.

draheim, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

chickenm, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of DaveONan
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

DaveONan, May 11, 2012
Photo of majcher33
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

majcher33, May 07, 2012
Photo of Doppelbockulus
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.

Doppelbockulus, May 02, 2012
Photo of avaldivia
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

avaldivia, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of duracell
4/5  rDev -0.7%

duracell, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

whartontallboy, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of LGF
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

LGF, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

djrn2, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Otterburn
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, 10% biere ambrée

poured into a tulip. The color is a beautiful amber, very clear, lots of carbonation, fine bubbles. Big thick white foam on top. It stick on the glass on every sip.

smell is malty, herbal, some alcohol,

taste is good, its a strong amber, mix of malt, herbal flavours, alcohol, fruits, evything combined makes a fine brew. Delicate and strong.

mouthfeel is a bit liquorous, fine carbonation, finish is a bit dry.medium body.

its a fine brew, nicely balanced, a 10% beer wich it does not feel too strong.

Bière de luxe mes amis

Otterburn, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of impending
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

impending, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -75.2%

Marc33, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Ralphs66
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Ralphs66, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Twal
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Twal, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden-orange color with a two-finger, long lasting head of off white foam. It left soapy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very fruity - dried fruits like plum and raisin. There was a biscuity malt aroma, too.

T - It tasted very fruity and spicy. Nice plum, raisin and fig notes with some sweet caramel malt.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty good biere de garde. A nice value.

zeff80, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of PBoegel
3.05/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Past its prime, but there are some things working here, would love to get this beer fresh.

Nice straw golden body with a fluffy dense head, well carbonated.

Aroma gives some herbs and honey, the latter is from age, still a touch of some floral hops that leads me to believe when fresh this beer has some really outstanding attributes. A touch sour, which I was unsure of whether this beer would be more wild, but this was clearly not the intent here.

The taste has some white pepper, green apple, very almond and honey like malt oxidation dominates though. Unfortunate, still there is enough perceptible character there.

Good mouthfeel, effervescent, light body.

There is something here, need fresh.

PBoegel, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
2.95/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is transparent and yellow hued, with 1/2" or so of white head and some decent lacing. The aroma brings grain, wet cardboard, apples, alcohol. In general, it just seems a bit off. The taste brings some odd funk, apples soaked in booze, and grain. Mouthfeel is decent, assuming you can get past the odd flavors and imbalanced nature of this unusual beer. Overall, not a repeat for me.

Huhzubendah, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
2.58/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to SFLpunk for sending this bottle my way. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip. At the time of consumption, the #3 Biere de Garde. Reviewed from my tasting sheet.

Pours a clear golden color with an average, fizzy white head and some spotty lacing. Thin cap throughout. The nose is light and smells mostly like pilsener malt. Light cardboard and bread. Very grainy. The flavor is quite grainy as well. Light body and no contribution from yeast or hops. Fizzy carbonation and a dry finish. Not my cup of tea.

Thorpe429, Jul 14, 2011
3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
90 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.