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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: 114   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aquilo (540) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4788) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle. Hazy amber with a creamy froth. Intense fruity hop aroma with lots of orange zest. Very bitter with orange zest notes. Quite fizzy, medium to light body. Seriously impressive Spanish microbrew in the Belgian tradition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4555) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1116) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 17, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Vaso de Pinta. Saboreada en oct´11. Color dorado pálido y apariencia turbia. La espuma túpida y marfileña crea una corona persistente y algodonosa con increíbles collares y copos en las paredes. Suave entrada seguida por un ascendente sabor de esteres y cítricos. Paladar de recio amargor. Cuerpo lígero y carbonatación media. Final amargo y áspero. Fácil asimilación. Una refrescante cerveza descubierta en el verano del 2009 que se ha convertido para mi en un clásico en días calurosos. 330ml bottle. Pint glass. Enjoyed on oct´11. Pale gold in color, foggy appearance. Dense, off-white in color, froth creates a lasting rocky head with incredible lacing collars, spots & flakes on sides. Smooth upfront followed by increasing estery citric flavor. Earthy bitter mouthfeel. Light body, medium carbonation. Rough bitter finish. Slightly astringent & subtle malt. Easy drinkability. A refreshing beer met in 2009 Summer has become a classic drink to me in summer days.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5088) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle at the GBBF 2008. Golden colour, moderate head. Moderate but pleasant and "clean" aroma of hops, a hint of flowers. The flavour is reasonably hoppy (German / Czech hops?) with a moderate sweetness. Nice enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3230) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 9, 2012
Takeaway bottle from El Estribo in Madrid Good integrated hops Medium body and complexity Yeast contributing extra to taste Very enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (1537) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
@Spanje, supermarkt @Llagostera, geschenkpakket 4 bieren met glas.
ingeschonken in bijbehorend glas uiteraard, helder gouden, erg schuimend met volle witte kraag.
aroma van mout, citrus, stro, den, erg lekker hoppig !
smaken zijn matig zoet, zwak bitter, matig fruitig, goed hoppig biertje, mooie den/citrus/exotische fruiten over een vrij lichte en dunne body.
smaken zijn erg goed ondanks de dunnen textuur, en afdronk iets droog.


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