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

3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees
BA SCORE
79.6%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 162 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by frank4sail on 08-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,159
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
162
Liked:
129
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
14.29%
Alströms:
4.11
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 79
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4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -YJ-
4.71/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grassy, Pears, Nutty, Spicy

This beer rides on a whole lot of subtlety. From its stunning appearance to the impeccable balance and crispness, this brew really shows off. Leaning dry, it still brings a juicy ripe fruit element to the palate, along with biscuity and yeasty undertones. A subtle woody character is noticeable throughout. At 8.5 percent it drinks real easy. Pear skin and phenols with more nutty yeast in the finish.

STYLE: Bière de Garde | ABV: 8.3% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #99 (APR 2015)

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Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flashback #329

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.51/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.79/5  rDev -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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Photo of babaracas
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours a hazy brown tinted orange with creamy offwhite colored head, a few rings of lace on the glass.

Smell: caramel, sweeter bread, peach, mild earthiness, grain twang.

Taste: dried sweetened apricot, nectarine skin, sweetened bread, toffee, hefty earthiness, finishing with more dried stone fruit.

Medium-plus body, creamy carb, apricot jam finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of buschbeer
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass
2011 (Price tag is dated 08/19/11)

A - It is amber colored with golden highlights. It is topped with several inches of rocky, eggshell head that clings to the side of the glass.

S - I get some faint spices, toffee, and bread. I get a little alcohol, too.

T - The taste is mildly spiced. There is a little funk.

M - It is highly carbonated leaving a prickly feeling on my tongue. Medium bodied.

O - I fear I may have had this one too long. I expected more spiciness in the smell and taste. It is still enjoyable and actually refreshing. I will have to revisit this one with a fresher sample to see if I screwed up.

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3 Monts Amber Ale On Lees from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
Beer rating: 79.6% out of 100 with 162 ratings
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