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From the cellar: Saint-Sylvestre Le Gavroche

ABV: 8.5% Origin: Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel, Nord, Hauts-de-France, France Website: Date: 14 August 2000

Another review from the archive written for the Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD), a pioneering crowd-sourced beer review website founded in 1992, and predating the likes of Ratebeer and Beer Advocate. I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that […]

St-Sylvestre 3 Monts

First published in BEER July 2007 as part of a piece on French beer.

ABV: 8.5 per cent Origin: St-Sylvestre-Cappel, Nord, France Website

Saint-Sylvestre 3 Monts

Think of French booze and you first think of wine. But pride in fine regional food and drink is deeply embedded in French culture, and extends to […]

Saint-Sylvestre Bière Nouvelle

Originally published in What’s Brewing June 2004

Origin: Saint Sylvestre Cappel, Nord, France ABV: 8 per cent Buy from Specialist shops, beer festivals

Saint-Sylvestre Bière Nouvelle

The low-lying countryside of northern France is dotted with farmhouse breweries. Much of this area was formerly Flanders: Dutch personal and place names are everywhere and the language […]