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

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90
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78 Reviews
3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by frank4sail on 08-22-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
160
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
20.35%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Photo of inebrius
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is compulsory that you appreciate a beer whose cork is held in place by a staple. Aroma of earth: clods of sod, hay, apple trees, vines of jessamine and burlap. Malt start is sweet, but not at all saccharine. Bitterness is mellow and perfect. It finishes savory and warming and right. Layers of lace coat the glass. Monolithic head reduces into a campfire marshmallow that you have to gather with a spoon when the crystalline amber liquid is gone. Frothy, but in no way harsh. The perfect beer? I sit besides myself and wonder how I lived for thirty years without ever tasting this awe-inspiring brew. Words can do no justice, find it and buy it.

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

Corked 750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange body topped by a cream colored rocky/creamy head that's formed of average sized bubbles but holds extremely well as it's buoyed by a strong effervescence. Leaves excellent lace throughout the glass. The aroma is gently earthy, but not musty, with a honey-ish bready malt and perfumy & earthy hops. There are some subtle straw and light wood characteristics. The body is light/medium with an effervescent carbonation that's prickly on the tongue and gives the impression of a fuller mouthfeel. The flavor is a softly fruity and lightly sweet (orange & honey), but still dryish, combination of malt & earthy hop. The alcohol is somewhat apparent, but not distracting. A solid bitterness, emphasised by the brisk carbonation, eventually receeds as the beer warms to reveal more sweetness. Finishes dry with a lingering herbal & mineral character. A very enjoyable, refreshing, and drinkable beer with lots of character. I was surprised at the amount of hop bitterness and flavor. Well worth seeking out.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is brewed once in the spring and once in the fall.

Just getting the cork out of this bottle is a problem. There is no "champagne" twisted cork stopper it is a "wine cork" held in with a bent wire. You will need a wine opener for this one. Slightly musty/malt/earthy nose. Golden in color with a touch of orange. It has a thick slightly off white head. Nice lively carbonation in the goblet and the head and lace are framed well. The malty base to the taste is a tapestry for subtle flavors of dry tart fruit, smoke, and white pepper. The mouth is complex with original silk smoothtongue, followed by lots of bubbles and a dry finish. The beer is very good and improves as it warms. A very creamy lasting milkshake of a beer.

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3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
4.03 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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