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


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RATINGS: 108   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle from WLV. Pour is cloudy golden color with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is dry hop, champagne, citrus fruits, grass, lemon, and a light cookie malt backbone. Flavor is surprisingly clean up front. A long high-riding metallic/ citrus flavor dominates early. That declines into and earthy bready flavor and the beer culminates with a malty marzen-like finish. Interesting and very very easy to drink. The palate on this beer is different than any I have tasted and it makes it mighty smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aquilo (533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Very pale orange/blond with a thick pillowy head. Fruity and floral aroma. Snappy hop bitterness with some floral sweetness in the finish. Smooth on the palate, but a bit astringent. Very good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5276) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Sampled on 11/20/2009. This IPA pours a cloudy yellow gold color from a 33cl bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is wheaty, yeasty, and sweet with a touch of hops. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are wheaty, fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy. Not so sure that this is an IPA. It tastes more like a hoppy wit. Interesting though. Nice carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
7th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Lively cloudy beer. Very frothy. Light fruity touch. A pleasant surprise because I wasn’t expecting much from a Spanish brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle from TOny’s in Littleton. As an aside - took a lot of searching to find it in the RB database. Pours surprisingly light - cloudy yellow. Aroma is a nice blend of grassy hops and belgian yeast. Flavor is lemony yeast to start, and a bone-dry finish with a pleasant lasting bitterness. Reminds me of Westy Blonde, actually - though not nearly as complex. All in all - this is a really nice beer. A little pricey and - it wouldn’t score super-high against a lot of other IPA’s, but it’s quite good. Bonus point for wishing I had bought another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11097) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Quilez, Barcelona.
Pours hazy orange-golden with a big, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has apricot, grass and a lot of yeast. Light piney as well. Softish and highish carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of yeast, oranges, light apricot, lemons and grass. Light grassy and bitter finish with a slight lemony touch. Okay.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (2591) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2009
From bottle at D’Or, Barcelona. 26 June 2009. Heavily hopped aromatic ale. Cloudy beer with a white, short lived head. Smells and tastes like a bit too much of everything with some yeast adding to the impression. Like a Norwegian farm ale. only past it’s best of date.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
Cloudy yellow with a small white head. Yeast and grassy hops in the nose. Dry yeasty flavour with some grassy hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2009
courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - cloudy and bright orange colour with a little irregular white foam left; nice lace on the side of the glass; aroma of apricot, cream and orange juice; medium-bodied, high carbonation and with a solid tart bitterness, astringent, very dry and aggressive bitter fruity finish - very hoppy and rough

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of floral hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and floral as well as herbal hops, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

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