Brasserie de Saint Sylvestre
Sighted at: Super Cellars,
When I first laid eyes on this beer, I had a
bit of hesitation...
as the only other French beer that I had
sampled was Fischer
d'Alsace... and that was a completely
unremarkable beer in my
opinion. However, for the $5.00 price, it was
worth picking up
for a quick try.
After prying the cork-cage off (they
eschewed the typical champagne-style
cage and instead used a metal staple that
the cork), I poured a sample into a tulip glass.
The beer was
a clear golden color and was excessively
effervescent and supported
a small white head. Bringing the class to my
nose, I smelled a
honey aroma similar to Boddington's Pub Ale
UK). If I simply put the beer down at that point,
I would have
had the best part of this brew.
The beer was extremely bubbly in my
mouth... almost champagne
like. The beer was extremely dry and bitter...
and what bit of
flavor was in the beer left my palate quickly.
There was nothing
to savor and nothing to remember.