Monday, September 20, 2010

Saint Sylvestre 3 Monts Golden Ale

Type: belgian golden ale
Origin: Cappel, France
Price: $8.99 per 750 mL

I went to a wine shop and picked this up there because I have never seen it before. The price seemed right for an 8.5% 750 mL beer. The beer selection was pretty shitty though. I got this and a chimay, but they maybe had 5 other beers. The cork on this bottle is retarded. It was a champagne cork that they pressure sealed on with a piece of rebar. I almost seriously injured myself opening it, always a good sign. When I popped the cork, blam, champagne smell. When I poured it, it looked like champagne with the small light bubbles. The smell is very dry citrus like a semi-sweet white wine. The taste is sweet, crisp and citrusy. The taste is almost a mix between a traditional golden ale and a hard cider. It definitely has a nice alcoholy mouth feel that you only get from good-to-excellent belgian dubbels and beyond. I don't know if I would buy this again, but I would definitely drink it again locally for a few less bucks.

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