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Mont Salève Sorachi Ace Bitter

Brewed by Mont Salève
Style: Session IPA
Neydens, France


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 75   ABV: 2.5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune (9109) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2015
Poured from a tap at Haandbryggeriet Beer Festival. Shared with Finn. Stable pearl white head. Near-clear dark golden body. Citric smell with cheese. Taste of peach, cheese and basement leading to a sharp, short-lived bitter ending. Thin bodied. Just about drinkable (Drammen 29.05.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (5356) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015
Hazy (almost cloudy) deep golden color with a fine white head. Nice aroma. Citric, herbal and fruity. Medium (light) body. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Average carbonation. Fresh nice hoppy, pine, herbal and fruity flavor. Good session able beer.
[Bottle at Haand 15 in Drammen, Norway]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1045) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2015
330ml bottle served in an ordinary glass. Pours a very dirty yellow to orange color forming a medium off white head. Medium to low retention and lots of spotty lacings left in the glass. Strong citrus and grassy notes. Spicy sorachi ace flavors. Resin and sweet pale malts. Slightly sweet pale malts upfront followed by a dry, citrus, grassy and bitter taste. Notes of resin, pepper, grapefruit, tropical fruits. Very light body and very good and persistent bitterness. Very grassy and spicy aftertaste. I would call it a very good session IPA. I could drink gallons of it. :)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfb (4558) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
(bottle) hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head and lots of massive floaties. flavour is mostly dill, some light prickly pear and pickles, with some notes of yeast and sugar icing. flavour is mostly the same, very green, with big notes of salad dressing, some kiwi skins, grass and a medium-bitter finish. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (222) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle 33cl from Tilquin English Beer Festival, @ home. Light body, hoppy and very bitter. A good one considering the abv.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1975) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
@ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015. Amber colour, white foam. Hoppy and bitter, easy drinkable. Bit watery but good for the low ABV!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10075) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
Sampled @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015
Leicht trübe goldene Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Kokosnüssen, trocken hopfig. Geschmack sehr trocken, bitter grasig, Citrus, Kokos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (988) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2015
Draft at Tilquin English Beerfestival. Peppers, lemon-like, very harsh bitterness, bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smalle (209) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
On tap at LA Fine Mousse. Aroma: lots of dill and citrus. Sweet at first, becoming bitter fast. Spicy hops. The body is obviously pretty light and a bit watery, but it doesn’t taste like a 2.5% beer. Like a sorachi ace hop tea

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (839) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 31, 2015
Light hazy amber with a small off white fading head. Predominant aromas are coconut, lime and floral apricot notes. Light carbonation with a soft texture and a light body. A light fruity sweetness makes way to a solid hop bitterness going with te fruit theme. Light dry short-medium lasting finish. The malt body is faint and could use more of a momentum to make it a true session IPA, as is it is more like a low alcohol beer but then a pretty good one!

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