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    Brasserie de Saint Sylvestre, France
    Posted under The New England Beer Reviews by Avery Glasser (c366822-a.htfdc1.ct.home.com) on Monday July 02 2001 @ 08:34PM CEST

    Brasserie de Saint Sylvestre
    France

    Sighted at: Super Cellars, Avon


    3 Monts

    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 practically bisected 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 (Strangeways Brewing, 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.
    (Avery Glasser)


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