3 Monts Grande Réserve – Brasserie de St. Sylvestre (France)


Monts Grande Réserve – Brasserie de St. Sylvestre, 10% ABV, 750ml, (St. Sylvestre-Cappel, France )

  • Style: (strong) Amber Ale
  • Taste: Alcoholic brown sugar cinnamon toffee sweet barley malt
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek (Main St.)
  • How much: $11 (after 10% off) – 750ml., January 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Hefty bottle, corked and plastic sealed. Pours dull copper brown with a small dissipating creamy head, half sticky lacing, a few clusters of steady micro streams.

Nose: light alcoholic, liquid toffee sweet barley malts. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: crisp, incoming alcoholic malts

Mid-palate:  background alcohol, sustained micro-fizzy & creamy CO2, (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) brown sugar, cinnamon, toffee barley malt, zingy alcohol

Finish: woody barley, alcohol numbness, residual malty finish.

Summary: Good rounded bubbly CO2 texture to help carry the sweet and alcoholic body to the finish. It could use a bit more complexity.