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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

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

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Photo of Cannoneer
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lively light lemon with a thin, but dense snowy head.

The smell is very inviting: It is a cidery scent, replete with apple, pear, hay, some faint bread. It invokes the memories of summer, fresh fruit and fresh air.

It tastes light, too - almost like drinking a Riesling. But that's a good thing, provided that you have the right food for it. It goes well with anything you'd use white wine for - cheese, fruit, delicately seasoned seafood. The alcohol content is well hidden, which makes it a very good session beer for long summer evenings - start with grilled scallops and vegetables, continue on with hard cheese and prosciutto, then finish with fresh fruit and brie. This beer can go along with all of these.

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Photo of jfcaa193
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JustinQ
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of MaelstomBrews
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

My first Bière de Garde. The corking on this one was a bit interesting, held down quite firmly by a staple-shaped "pressure cage." To avoid problems, I pulled out the corkscrew. Poured into a nonic pint glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a very light clear yellow color with a 3-finger stark white head. Lacing all over the glass, and a bit of head remained on the beer for the whole session. A notable amount of carbonation bubbles drift upward toward the top of the glass. Overall, quite a pretty beer.

S: The smell is light, but toasty malts and yeasty esters mingle here, bringing out dark fruits and hints of lemon zest.

T: Slightly sweet toasty malts up front followed by dark fruits and yeast. The finish is light lemon, with a noticeable amount of alcohol as it goes down, which detracts from the other flavors.

M: Medium-bodied, prickly and dry; cleanses the whole palate. Suits the flavors quite well.

D: This beer is quite subtle in terms of flavor, so it's pretty easy to drink despite the booziness. I would have it again, but I think I'd like to get more experience with the style before doing so.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of KDawg
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from 750 into a tulip. Pours a nice medium/orange gold color. Same color as an aged sauternes

Very balanced aromas of funk, sour apples, some malts and a touch of blood oranges too

medium bodied with a real smooth feel. Balanced with round flavors of malts, some grains, sour apples, blood oranges and a bit of a tartness as well.

This is a wonderful biere de garde. Has a bit of sourness attached to it, but it would not be confused with a flemish red. This is a wonderful beer for those that like farmhouse styles

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of match1112
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a half finger of bright white foam sits atop a crystal clear bright golden body. smells of apples and pears with a touch of cinnamon and clove. also shows some traces of bready yeast and hops. the taste is outstanding, tart crisp fruits lead the way to a well balanced bready malt body with traces of yeast and hops. mouthfeel is very sharp at first with a creamy feel to the body and a short crisp finish. as the beer warms the alochol comes out from hiding, but never dominates. this is an excellant beer and at $8 a bottle i will be buying more of these.

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.56/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Pours yellow with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows bready malt, wheat, lemon hints, soft apple and funky notes.
Pretty full-on flavours, loads of booze, metallic notes, grainy notes. Very harsh.
Crazily over-carbonated.
Too boozy and too grainy/metallic.

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Photo of thisismyname
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The gentlest pour ever gave way to a gargantuan head that left thick rings of lace. The beer is crystal clear golden in colour.

Smells invitingly sweet with lots of malt and undertones of biscuit, grass, and candied grain.

The taste is substantially different from what the smell would have you think. While all the flavours of the smell are there, limes, apples, yeast, notes of wheat, and a large dose of alcohol are also present. The tangy acidic flavours are nicely countered with a hop finish. Too pungent to be drank quickly.

Minimal carbonation makes it refreshing for a higher ABV. Soft and creamy on the palate.

Packs a lot more flavour than the the look or smell of it gives away. Tasty!

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautifully lively carbonation, particularly transparent with a sort of typical light lager color. Sea foamy head of uniform size moderately small bubbles.
S: Malt and yeast very connected and hit you simultaneously. Grassy, and leaning toward vinegar. Acidic. Champagne
T: Similar to the smell but better. Less acidic, more like champagne. There's a funny nuttiness at the end, like a pinenut. Alcohol is well masked. It does take above 5% but not so much so. It's a fairly mild and delicate flavor, but quite nice. Light grassiness in the background. Edge of "sourness" but that's quite mild. Champagne of beers.
M: Semi soft liquid, mild sting.
O: Nice beer, nice balance. Champagne of beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of dirtyskunk
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Second try of this beer. Into the tulip, pours clear golden with a beautiful white three finger head that slowly fades leaving some droopy, sticky lacing and settles into a permanent thin white cap. Visible carbonation keeps this thin layer of foam going strong.

First thing I smell when I pop the bottle is some citrus zest. There's also some light toasty grains and cellar mustiness along with very mild noble hops.

At first this beer tastes just like a nice full lager, with that clean, light dusty, bread/wood flavor. Very mild fruitiness, apples and lemon, and some floral hops in the back. As it warms I start getting some spicy, peppery alcohol, as well as a more complex, nuttier malt profile. Very nice.

Remarkably smooth despite the very high carbonation. Not too prickly, not too much body despite the high alcohol. Well balanced.

Overall this grew on me. It's highly quaffable, but take your time and sip this one a bit, enjoy the changes as it warms up and the flavor profile opens. Almost too drinkable, but the 8.5% ABV does start making itself feel known after sneaking up at first.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 496 ratings
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