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Cervesa Del Montseny + Lupulus - Companyia Cervesera del Montseny

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 20.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Companyia Cervesera del Montseny visit their website

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: atis on 03-19-2009

This is an "Iber Ale" (lager malts but top fermentation).

Malts: Pilsen, Wheat & Caramalt
Hops: Cascade, Fuggles, Nugget, Target & Celeia
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Reviews by rsdaugherty:
Photo of rsdaugherty
2.35/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Bottle into pint glass
A – Upon opening foam expanding out of the bottle, small pour to pint filling head… something with the Denver altitude & the carbonation? Lacing as I would expect with the massive amounts of head, has staying power. A dull hazy straw yellow with substantial sediment. 3.5
S – Mostly citrus and florals, but also grains & yeast, reminds me of saison more than IPA 3.5
T – Hmmm… Lemony floral and herbal bitterness, does not flow well and is a work in progress 2
M – Loads of carbonation is very excessive, light body, I’ll drain pour what is left in my glass 1
O – Drinkability is not good, difficult for me to believe that this would sell well in Spain or the US, I’ll not buy this again nor would I recommend it 2

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.87/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a very thin watery looking yellow, thought this might be an interpretation of AAL at first, but then here I am reading that this is supposed to be an ipa. Not impressed. Aroma lacked any real substantive hop aroma, just bland.

Taste was fine, again, for something that I thought was a lager, it had this weird bitter yeast flavor that didn't seem all too attributable to any kind of ipa hopping. Easy enough to drink, but at $4 a bottle, really, you're getting a very watered down version of style. Did like that it didn't have a heavy soggy wood feel like many euro ipa's do, but really this tastes similar to an adjunct lager with a little more bitterness.

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of glid02
3.88/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at a random bar in Barcelona.

Pours a hazy light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of pale malts with hints of bread and good amounts of light citrus and earthy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Medium pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by good amounts of earthy hop flavors. Midway through the sip the hop flavors turn more toward the citrus side of things and carry through to a mildly dry and bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this beer from northern Spain - it's got a nice dose of hops and goes down easily. Worth a shot.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.33/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- The long strands of microbubbles in the deep golden-yellow body are hidden by the hazy of the second pour. There is a thick soft peak meringue of snow white that sticks to the glass in sheets.

S- The nice Pils malt is full but lagered and has an interesting spicy lightly toasted malt note to with a floral green hop finish. There is a grassy note to the hops that grows as it opens.

T- The nice peppery malt flavor has some hints of cream then a soft dry dark green hop finish. There is some slightly earthy green floral notes to the hops with a green bean vegetable quality to the hops when it warms.

M- The light mouthfeel has a scrubbing fizz in the finish.

O- This beer is fresh and rich in simple malt flavors and hops with some unique qualities to each. There is a nice unique spice note to the malt and the hops have some interesting depth. This is very tasty and also interesting enough to be pretty sessionable.

Photo of crosenkrantz
2/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Beer-Ed
3/5  rDev -3.5%

3.85/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Cresant
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 11.2 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was bright white/yellow. The creamy white head grew to over an inch and left sheets. The fine cap remain (with a little help from the glass nucleation).

Smell was subdued. Soapy, light malts.

Taste was earthy, lemony. Sweetness was somewhat balanced by the muted hops. Floral notes. I'd bet this one tastes a lot better closer to home.

Mouthfeel was medium to light bodied. Some carbonation zip. I'm glad I tasted this one but I wont seek it out again.

Photo of twelvsies
4.18/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I was expecting a sort of unique IPA, this being a Spanish brewery, but this is a pretty zany brew. Very light in color, very fizzy, yet not in a feeble way. The bubbles keep coming, the head is huge, this beer has some life in it. Champagne like. Aroma is lots of noble-ish hops, some dust, faint sweetness. I'd have a hard time telling you what kind of beer this is, with out a label. Nice and hoppy, dry, earthy, dusty. And a really interesting fruity character from the yeast, very lively, almost sour. A lot of flavors going on, but nothing overly bold, and a nice balance not only between malt and hops, but also yeast flavor. Prickly and light on the palate, fun to drink. Could probably convince me that this was a light Belgian golden ale. Or even a hoppy German lager. I might not believe you if you told me this was an IPA. I guess the simple answer is that it's a Spanish craft beer, and it's good. Interesting to see how many different ways people can use 4 ingredients all over the world. Mmm... Cervesa!

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +28.6%

330 ml bottle, poured into glass

hazy golden color with orange highlights. Nice pleasant hop aroma - a bit of citrus. taste is hop-forward as well in the flavor, with just a touch of biscuity malt flavor to back things up. nice taste. medium bodied.

overall - I'd say this is much more American style than English.

Photo of atis
3.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle from the brewery. They call the style of this beer "Iberian Ale".

Pours light hazy orange with white half finger head that fades to patchy and foamy layer, soma patchy downsliding lacing. Aroma is fresh citrusy and flowery hops with malt, some fruity esters and it seems there is presence of some spice.

Taste is rather clean bittery citrus hops with light sourness, sweetish and dry finish, light bittery citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium with average carbonation.

Overall, not bad and quite refreshing; I think this is the best of Montseny's brews.

Photo of janubio
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy pale yellow colour, big dense head. Smell of hops, citrics, hints of tropial fruits. Medium body, good carbonation. Taste of tropical fruits, citrics, hops.

Photo of Chico1985
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of hwwty4
2.98/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a 330ml bottle into my New Belgium globe.

This beer pours a hazy honey wit a MASSIVE 5 inch head that completely consumes the entire glass. Maybe only 1/2 inch of actual beer and the rest head. Nice lacing is left around the inside of the glass. Good head retention. The aroma is nondescript citrus hops and pale malts. I'm really torn on the flavor. It really reminds me of cheap white wine mixed with cheap lemon soda. There is a odd club soda bitterness at the finish. I find it interesting but I'm not so sure that I actually like it. I'm not sure that I dislike it either. The mouthfeel is average. Decent amount of carbonation and it finished decently dry. The dryness almost reminds me of a red wine. Overall, this is just a mediocre beer.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.51/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy sunshine with piles of lumpy off-white froth that leaves lacy trailers.
Steely cut grain and slight wazy lemon zest on the nose.
Hint of papaya but mostly saltines up front with a big squeeze of grapefruit.
Lemon Starburst finish and nectarine skin linger. Light, oily, fizzy.

Citrus hops are there, but a couple of issues: it’s rough, like the brewers aren’t technically accomplished, it’s too fizzy (i.e. what Spain likes) and the lager malts deprives it of a solid base. Crafty, but ultimately too lightweight.

A poor US APA or a great regional brewer’s gateway beer, depending on your point of view.

Photo of lmaduells
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of DonFrap
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Probably not a good idea to try Union Jack before this, but whoever said I knew what I was doing? Unusual IPA here. Very citric-centric with lemon tones really dominating throughout the whole ride. Mild hop spicy tones. This is a bit of a different kind of IPA, but hey, it's Spain. You have to realize they'd produce a different type of beer catered to their more local beer drinkers. I can appreciate it.

Photo of DoubleJ
1.54/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

There's never a dull moment seeing craft beer from abroad, especially from oddball beer countries like Spain. From a 330 ml bottle, on to the beer:

A little bit of a gusher out of the bottle, this beer looks more like a hefeweizen than a hopped pale ale with its glowlight blonde color. Head forms large on top and retains well. The nose is interesting, not good, just interesting. It features some lemon peel and white wine notes, and some astringent notes. Don't get too excited for the rest of the review, this is as good as it gets.

Taste? What taste? Insipid would be a compliment to this Iberian ale. There's almost no taste besides the tons of carbonation that are present. Its mouthfeel is like supercharged club soda; anybody got some gin and a slice of lemon I could throw into this? It won't matter, because after two sips it gets the sink.

The overall score speaks for itself. Time to open a can of CoCoNuT Porter and forget about what just happened.

Photo of alwaysmad
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of rudzud
3.06/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a very nice pale crystal clear yellow with a thin two finger head that fades to leave a light blanket.

S - Rather cereal/grainy, light grassy hops, super super faint citrus, malts. Just meh.

T - Taste is like the nose, rather malt heavy, light citrus, grass notes, mostly malts and grain.

M - Mouthfeel is higher carbonated, almost distractingly.

O - Overall, very meh beer. Just way too malt heavy on this one. Needs more citrus.

Photo of brewcrew76
3.4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Hazy golden with a rocky white head that leaves a few spots of foam behind.

S - Light sweetness with herbal, earthy hops.

T - Lemony, earthy hops with some yeasty notes. Somewhat strange for what I was expecting from an IPA.

M - Medium light with lively carbonation.

D - A weird beer that doesn't seem like an IPA but I am not sure what I would consider it.

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Cervesa Del Montseny + Lupulus from Companyia Cervesera del Montseny
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