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Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
Gavroche French Red Ale

French Red Ale

$2.99 for the 11.2 oz bottle. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and bottle-conditioned, from Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA. I'm fairly sure that this is a bottle with a significant amount of age on it, but at the same time I'm pretty confident that this type of beer will mature well, and perhaps equally importantly it will mature in a manner that will suit my palate. $2.99 for the bottle is hardly a huge risk either, so I'm in! "Order 1008" dot-matrixed on the rear of the label near the...

3 Monts Grande Réserve Spécial Ale

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 Grande Réserve Spécial Ale

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...