3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale | Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

BA SCORE
88
very good
495 Ratings
3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
France
brasserie-st-sylvestre.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
495
Reviews:
286
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 495 |  Reviews: 286
Photo of robear
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JFCLACK
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber, thin tan head, good lacing for golden. Very bisquity, corn , very subtle hops. Texture is awesome.

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Photo of runondirt
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is golden, clear. Dense, thick, white head.
Aroma: light hoppy with floral notes and red berries in the background, it is minimally honey and sweet.
The taste is slightly dry, floral notes, fruit. This time the white grapes that give slightly vinous character.
Slightly earthy bitterness and alcohol. High saturation, very fit. Alcohol gently warms.

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Photo of leaddog
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a clear gold with three fingers of bubbly white head.

Smell - Lager yeast, toasty and bready malt character, lemon, zero hop aroma, some light spicy aromas.

Taste - Strong flavour of toasty and bready malts, with a slight hint of caramel sweetness, along with lager yeast and touch of lemon. Little sign of hops, just a bit of spiciness. Heavy on the malt scale. Some warmth from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate-to-high carbonation. Finishes dry with a slight smoothness.

Overall - An excellent rendition of the Bière de Garde style. Malts are spot on and the lager yeast is quite enjoyable. Refreshing mouthfeel.

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Photo of IPAchris
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kate_Amos
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMUduke
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

25 ounce bottle poured into Belgian ale glass. Figured I owed France a try...

Lively soapy head with good retention and lacing. Color is a pale gold.

Smell is mostly yeasty, maybe metallic grassy as well. Eh.

Taste biscuit malt, some apple maybe. Metallic. Yeast.

Balance not great, fair carbonation, medium bodied, pretty drying on finish.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classy bière de garde, one of the best example of the style and can be found at a reasonable price in France. Huge amount of fruity esters, nutty and spicy notes. Balanced and really well crafted

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Photo of Rickus
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A superficial look suggests an unexciting pilsener. Beautiful pale yellow color. A sticky, delicate head that collapses rather fast. Intricate lacing. S: Iron. A whiff of fermented apples. T: Oh my lord! I didn't expect that. A rich, well-ballanced taste. Sweetness. Some sour apples. Pleasantly sour and bitter aftertaste. Again some iron.
F: Delicate carbonation. Cider or champagne? Difficult to determine. A dry finish, some might say harsh. O: A great best beer to drink on a sunny afternoon, and at any other time. Original and very well-balanced. I want more.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of laketang
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured straw with whopping head, sticky to side of glass

nice malty smell

drinks smooth and clean with a slight caramel sweetness, and edge of fruit and maybe pineapple slightly.

big mouthfeel , no lingering aftertaste

bought while here in paris at grocery store for a little over 3 euro, great deal!

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Photo of -YJ-
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of risenz
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chickenshack
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yoann
2.71/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yifany
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alexkogake
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of takusan1000
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Alcohol flavors accentuated by banana ester yeastiness, tart apricot balanced by sweet and crisp apple, discernible hops. Lots of fruity alcohol on the nose, and a highly carbonated mouthfeel.

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Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of randylangford
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

3 Monts Flanders Golden Ale from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
3.94 out of 5 based on 495 ratings.
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