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


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1325) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle pours cloudy straw with a white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel/toffee, lots of grassy hops, light citrus, and an underlying herbal quality. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of grapefruit, lime, and a relatively significant yeast presence. Overall body is moderate, somewhat sweet, and finishes moderately bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crackedmachine (479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Pours a hazy pale golden with a thick and foamy white head. Strong lemony aroma right out of the bottle, and cereal undertones. Flavor is light and crisp, with cereal sweetness nicely balanced by lemony citrus and a hint of bitterness. Nicely carbonated, with a somewhat lively palate. A very pleasant, light, moderately hopped Spanish ale. (As a side note, I have no idea why this has been categorized this as an IPA. The bottle makes no mention of that style, and this beer is far from what would typically be considered an IPA.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2011
This is a very elegant looking beer, really very pale, moderately hazy but not cloudy with a big fluffy withe head that leaves a nice lace on the glass. The aroma is very interesting, very grassy, a little herbal, a lot more malt than one would expect from an IPA, it’s kind of a grainy malt aroma though.... there is really no sweetness in the smell of this beer at all. More of that grassiness shows up in the flavor. I like the way this beer tastes, not really as an IPA, but as something else entirely... it’s not like anything i’ve tasted before. It’s got a rustic earthiness to it, but it’s very crisp and clean. The moderate bitterness plays a key role here as well balancing a bright pilsner-malt-esque character. There isn’t a lot of sweetness to this beer but the malt starts going that way mid palate, but the beer finishes very dry. I’d love to try this beer fresh, as I assume it is more IPA like. I guess that assumption could just be wrong though, maybe it’s just this breweries very off the wall riff on the style. Maybe they weren’t even trying to make an IPA here, maybe that’s just the way it’s being marketed in the US... Whatever it is it’s perfectly enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (5545) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2011
Doesn’t look or taste much like an IPA, tastes much closer to a bitter. Lemon inflections make the style of ale more hard to define. Not easy to categorize, maybe it was an old sample, but for what it was it wasn’t bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2011
330ml Bottle: Faint aroma of yeast and malt. Poured gold/brown/apple juice in color with a small, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny, small, and a few large particles throughout. Flavor is slightly sweet. Tastes of malt, yeast, slight honey, and grain. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, yeast finish is dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (3336) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2011
33 cl. bottle. Pours a gusher, with rapidly collapsing white head, with some lacing, over a cloudy, particle laden, yellow (SRM 4) body.....nose is light grass and herbal hops...taste is light malts, cereal, dusty tones with a light bitter finish....mouth feel is light, carbonation high (obviously). Not particularly interesting and the hops may have died, as they are barely there. BJCP 6/2/10/4/5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Clear yellow color/ lasting white head. Big grassy, spicy, skunk cabbage aromas. frothy, expansive mouthfeel. Nice dusty pale malt, dry earthy hop flavors with a crisp bitter finish--good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
Hazy yellow pour topped by a massive rocky white head. The nose is zesty and quite aromatic. Spicy and lightly earthy/dusty characer. The flavour is a little bit tart with a bit of honey. There is definitely some odd sort of infected character. Some definite crackery malt flavour - but it’s definitely seen fresher days. It start out okay but it quickly fades into a fairly watery, oxidized mess. I’d have loved to see it fresher.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Hazy light yellow/orange appearance with a white head, almost exactly like a Belgian Witbier. Sweet yeasty and mildly hoppy aroma. Sour, slightly yeasty,

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