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


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
popery (1389) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle, home. This is an odd one. If I had tried this beer blind, I would have called it a pilsner with more than normal hopping and a mix of hops. The beer is pale yellow with an energetic, rocky white head. The aroma is mostly yeast with a touch of herbaceous hops. The flavor is quite dry. Notes of lemons and grass dominate the palate with some light yeastiness. There’s definitely an odd mix of hops present but not nearly enough, or, perhaps, the trip from Spain isn’t doing them justice. It has a slightly sour malt lager flavor. Feel is fizzy and a bit odd. The whole package is mediocre, particularly given the import price. It’s fun to try beer from a Spanish craft brewer, but I’d recommend skipping this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6849) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow beer with a big cream colored head. Hoppy aroma with light spice. Citrus and floral flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Some bitterness. refreshing. Citrus and floral notes linger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Pours hazy sandy gold with white head. The aroma is mild with light notes of spice, floral and acidic smelling citrus hops along with a sugary sweetness off in the background. The taste begins with a flash of sharp lemon like acidity. It then becomes more and more citrus tangelo – like as malt and caramel malt sweetness begin to murmur to the surface. It stays somewhat acidic from front to back with a sense of tartness on occasion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours a rather hazy gold with a finely bubbled white head. Floral/fruit hop aroma. Near medium body with coarsely frothy carbonation. Flavor is floral/fruity. It’s bitter, but not strongly so. Some pilsners are as bitter. But it is a good tasting beer, and it’s good to see craft beer in Spain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1297) - 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 (539) - 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 (5278) - 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 (14691) - , 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 (11148) - 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.

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