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Mont Salève Special Bitter

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Brewed by Mont Salève
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Neydens, France
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3618) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from De Molen beershop. Gold/amber pour with white head, pretty tenacious. Aroma is nice and hoppy, perfumy floral hop, definitely some Mont Saleve signature but not cloying like some of their beers, pine, cat piss, tropical notes. Taste is rather bitter, malt profile is light and biscuity, light vegetal hop notes, leafy. Palate is light bodied, just a tad watery, could use a bit more body, good carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guiroul33 (132) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 26, 2014
On tap at Festibière festival in Gembloux. Nice bitter light beer that reminds me of de la Senne style. Nice!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
on tap at braukunst munchen 2014. yellow with a light haze and a large lingering white head; zesty citric aroma with hints of wildflowers; crisp yet subtle, lightly salty with a lingering lemon pip aftertaste. delicious

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (384) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orges - Cleare pale color, frothy head, good lacing - coconut( similar to sorachi ace if it’s not this one), apple, citrus aroma - coconut, citrus flavor with hints of malt - fizzy carbonation, good bitterness, light body, thin, long hoppy dry bitter finish - really good beer, i’m really impressed by the "low alcohol" range of Brasserie du Mont Salève, another good realisation

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (812) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle @ le sur mesure in Nantes. Hazy very, very pale yellow with particles, big chunky white head. Smells very hoppy, bitter, fresh, grapefruit.. Very nice. Tastes quite bitter, fresh, hoppy and all nice... Taste is a litlle plain for me but the bitterness is nice. Y

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5068) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
33cl Bottle from erickok, cheers Eric! Hazy golden yellow colour, bright white head. Aroma of dry pale malts, straw, hint of lemon cake, hint of buttery malts. Flavour is quite dry, pale malts, light tart, earthy hops, liquorice root, lemon, dry bitter malty and hoppy finish. Light-bodied. Nice, reminded me a bit of De la Senne beers. Certainly not an ESB imo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (608) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 1, 2013
Blonde à la robe jaune, au col persistant et suivant la maniere de servir voilee ou trouble. Des aromes frais d’orange, mangue et houblon floral. Je la prefere troubleca la rend plus soyeuse en bouche. Tres amère, elle affiche un final extremement sec qui dure, qui dure...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3970) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 12, 2013
Hazy yellow light body with pearl white head. Light but aromatic hop-forward aroma. Flowers, green leafs, apple pie, fresh oranges and some clean sweetness. An unexpected mouth filling body form the active carbonation. Taste is very dry - this is not going to appeal everyone. Bretty, even. No residual sugars here. The body isn’t too full, but considering the abv it actually packs a great profile and character. Not an easy drink but the lover of hops and extreme dryness are going to like it. I do. (33cl bottle from Au Nom De La Bière)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (4302) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy copper orange beer with huge head. Nose is on fruit hops such as lemon, orange and grapefruit. Aroma is basically on fruit hops, classic us hops, grapefruit and orange.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
javiercrasher (195) - Granada, SPAIN - FEB 4, 2013
Rubia, turbia. Magnífica espuma con burbujas de pequeño tamaño que en ningún momento retroceden. Aroma muy floral. Muy gasificada, poco cuerpo. En boca amarga y refrescante, con un final seco.


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