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Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

3 Monts Grande Réserve Spécial Ale

O'Reilly's, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA. Corked and "Clamped" rather than Caged, 750 mL bottle. This is a special beer indeed, that I simply classify as a great, "Light Belgian Pale Ale". By that I mean that if such a thing existed as a "light" Belgian, I beleive that this would be it. HUGE, and I mean HUGE, frothy head, with massive retention and beautiful lacing against the backdrop of a orange/golden body. Nose is honey sweetness that gets more intense as the temperature climbs. Taste...

3 Monts

O'Reilly's, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA. 750 mL bottle. To me this is VERY typically French, and much more of Euro style lager than a Belgian. Label and bottle give a very rustic, farmhouse packaging look. Not sure if this is deliberate or designed (I expect), but it works for me. Very rich, astringent alcohol taste that is so common in French beers. All the way up from Kronenborg 1664 to the craft beers this is a very common and recognizable trait. This is reflected in the aromas too, with a...