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Brewed by Companyia Cervesera del Montseny
Style: American Pale Ale
Sant Miquel De Balenyà (Seva), Spain

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Estil cerveser: ÍBER ALE. Cervesa rossa d’alta fermentació adaptada a l’estil del nostre país. Amb aquesta cervesa recuperem l’alta fermentació tradicional dels nostres avantpassats ibers. La recepta incorpora maltes i llúpols emprats en l’elaboració de les cerveses de gran consum d’estil Pilsen (de baixa fermentació), o de la família de les Lager.

Nota de tast: El gust dolç de la malta pilsen s’equilibra amb l’amargor del llúpol i és ideal per fer passar la set. Temperatura de consum entre 4º i 8ºC: a una temperatura baixa tenim els sabors i l’amargor del llúpul clarament definits i, a més, resulta molt refrescant. La degustació òptima, però, en una cervesa Ale s’aconsegueix per sobre dels 7ºC, quan afloren les textures i sabors que produeix la fermentació del llevat Ale.

Ingredients de la recepta: Aigua del Montseny. Maltes: pilsen, de blat i caramalt. Flor dels llúpols: cascade, fuggles, nugget, target i celeia. Llevat.
Formerly Montseny Lupulus.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Tap. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is light straw and meal malt, floral and herbal hops and light fruity esters. Flavor is light malt, medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4713) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2011
3/10/2011 on tap @ Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn (2011-505)

Clear golden beer, creamy white head, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, peaches, yoghurt, bit dusty. MF: dry, bit dusty, low carbon, medium to full body. Taste: fruity, peaches, citrus fruits, bit sweet, some sour candy. Aftertaste: citrus fruits, some bitter hops, grassy and herbal touches.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. paler golden pour, big frothy head. Light floral hop aroma with malty sweetness. Peanut skins, sweet malts, light bitterness with an unervingplastic chemical taste. Decent, better than the negra

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2011
330 ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a diminishing off-white head. Aroma is mild malty with some grassy/herbal hops. Flavor is refreshing bitter, mild malt and hint of citric fruit. Medium body. Kind of interesting beer, but not an IPA in my book. Not very bitter, but feels refreshing. A bit unusually hop flavor as well, something between grassy and light fruity. Pleasant aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2499) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Lightly fogged golden. Ample white foam gradually collapses into a broken center and sustained collar. Plasticlike phenols line the subdued nose, along with straw, pear, honeycomb, sage, and a hint of children’s aspirin. Soft, lush carbonation. Light-bodied. Bottle-conditioned. Delicately tart and explosively airy with a pleasant phenolic snap. Dry on the palate with a ghostlike dusting of papery, straw-tinged malt. Clean and supremely quaffable, but consequently quite hollow with the exception of some lingering dough and sweetish honey residuals. Hops are floral and lightly herbaceous, though both the flavor and bitterness are virtually nonexistent, thus failing to contribute compensatory depth. Extremely mute yet nicely integrated finish is comprised of lilac and honeysuckle with lurking phenols and a dab of firm malt. Not a whole lot of character here, and it’s certainly hampered by the aforementioned hollowness. But it is quite clean and quaffable. I dearly love low-gravity beers, but at almost $6 for an 11.2 oz. bottle of this, I will never revisit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy gold with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is rather grainy with grassy hops, dried fruit and herbal notes. There may be an almost artificial pine aroma as well. Taste is herbal hops, grains, malt, dried tropical fruit and cut grass. Slight soapiness as well. Body is medium with a foamy, moderate carbonation. Ends with more herbal hops, grassy hops, grains, malt, tropical fruit notes and light earthiness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gvmdw7 (187) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Poured hazy light orange with white head. Smells of pine, like the cleaner pine-sol, and the tomato drink V-8. Tastes earthy or smoky with some citrus notes. Incredibly carbonated. The earthy taste is like the aftertaste from smoking a cigarette.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9868) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of crackers, lemon and straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw,lemon and a hint of earthiness with a crisp dry lemon finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a light yellow with a small, short lived white head. Aroma is pretty much only hops, herbal and spicy. A little bit grassy, weed, a bit of lemon. Just a hint of malts, quite akin to the malt profile in european pilseners. Predominately hoppy on the tongue too, the spiciness turns almost peppery. Light bodied, sparkly carbonation. Not much of an IPA, but a decent, well hopped ale that sat well in the summer heat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2011
Finally a Spanish beer with some hops. And I mean only some. Nice fruity hop aroma, kiwi hops? Light malty body with a better mouthfeel than any Spanish beer tried to date, slightly fuller in the mouth - slightly slimy - from carapils presumably. Slight biscuit. Fruity and zingy hops return at the end. A bit sour and edgy in the finish but quite ok. Feel partially justified in trying all these Catalan micros now...


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