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3 Monts Grande Reserve Special Ale by Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
Bière de Garde
8.30 % ABV


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Review by joe1510 on 11/03/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 4 8 0
750ml
$8.99
Sam's Marcey

3 Monts Grande Reserve pours a surprisingly clear deep golden with stream after stream of moderate sized carbonation bubble rising to the surface. A standard pour brought about a hefty, three fingers worth of microbubbled bright white head. The head eventually settled at a finger and left incredible puffy drink lines on its way down the glass. This beer looks appetizing to say the least.

Although the aroma is light it has an incredible depth. A hint of freshly husked grains is the first thing to greet my nose, this combines with a pale malty sweetness that's very candy like. The yeast brings about an incredible complexity laden with peaches, green apple, chardonnay and a slight earthy mustiness. The aroma of this beer just draws me right in, making me want a drink immediately.

The flavor follows the aroma closely. Very vinous with the mustiness coming through faintly throughout the entire drink. Mild fresh graininess mixes it up with the sweet pale maltiness. The grape character leads the way in the fruit department but the green apple and peach make solid appearances. This is a very well put together beer with a great depth of flavor.

The mouthfeel on this beer is excellent! The carbonation makes the body light and airy all the while being refreshing. There's a nice crispness and slight drying on the finish.

The light, airy body makes this beer incredibly easy to put away. I could see myself drinking this until the alcohol caught up with me. An incredible drinkability when the abv is taken into consideration.

I loved 3 Monts when I had it and couldn't find 3 Monts Grande Reserve for a long time now. Luckily I came across a few bottles and it's just as good as the original which is really saying something. The two beers I've had from this brewery leave me wanting more.

Reviewed: 6/22/08

Price: $8.99 Served In: Tulip

Review by wagenvolks on 08/20/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 19 4 9 2009
Appearance is a blond, champagne-colored bubbly ale with an off-white head up top. Epic retention, but little in the way of lacing. Very appealing to the eyes. The nose is also pleased, as fruity notes prevail (oranges, plums, raisins, peach, and alcohol) alongside a solid backbone of light, crystal malts. Very well balanced aroma.

The taste is intricate yet mild, which is not a knock against the beer. Some organic, spiced notes are immediately present, along the lines of wood or grass. The hops are floral and peppery. This is balanced by a light, almost sweet butterscotch/vanilla note. The active carbonation gently washes over the palate and adds to the taste. Great drinkability, great beer, and one I will be returning to as frequently as I can find it.

Price: $11.00 Served In: Wine Glass

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