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Cervesa Del Montseny + Lupulus - Companyia Cervesera del Montseny

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 21.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Companyia Cervesera del Montseny visit their website
Spain

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is an "Iber Ale" (lager malts but top fermentation).

Malts: Pilsen, Wheat & Caramalt
Hops: Cascade, Fuggles, Nugget, Target & Celeia

(Beer added by: atis on 03-19-2009)
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Reviews by rsdaugherty:
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

2.28/5  rDev -25.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 23:42:55 | More by rsdaugherty
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1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

09-07-2013 03:07:57 | More by rolltide8425
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Switzerland

2/5  rDev -34.9%

08-12-2013 00:07:03 | More by crosenkrantz
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

08-02-2013 22:51:06 | More by nmann08
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2.3%

07-18-2013 03:13:24 | More by DonFrap
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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a GI snifter

A: Pours a hazy golden amber color. There is a bubbly, light tan head that fades to nothing in about 10 seconds.

S: Mostly a bready lager sort of aroma with some herbal hop undertones. Sort of sweet with undertones of caramel.

T: A full pilsner malt flavor is matched by some English style grassy hops. Only slightly more bitter than it is sweet. Light fruit flavor from the yeast. Finish is lingering bread with a touch of alcohol and pine.

M: Low but foamy bubbles make the body feel somewhat heavier than it actually is.

O: Unremarkable. A little too much booze sweetness to be really drinkable but not flavorful enough to want to drink slowly. Tastes like a fuller bodied pilsner with some Noble hops thrown in. I actually think this would be a lot better if it was thinner and drank more like a summer Pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 23:49:16 | More by WankelEngine
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +41.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:33:34 | More by rhoadsrage
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 21:40:44 | More by rudzud
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy two finger head that has reduced a little and left some crazy lacing on the glass. It is a pale yellow color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready and cereal malts, grassy hops, some citrus, and sweet honey and caramel malt notes too.

Taste: Some citrus and resiny grassy hops, pale and bready malts, some chocolate. Very interesting taste to this beer.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, medium to full bodied, a little dry, and strange at the same time.

Overall: Not sure what I think about this beer. I pocked it up in the make a six pack part of the store, but bought it because I have never seen it before. Interesting and strange beer indeed. Wouldn't mind trying a fresher version in Spain.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 05:58:28 | More by Flounder57
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StJamesGate

New York

3.53/5  rDev +15%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 23:48:35 | More by StJamesGate
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +14%

09-15-2012 23:23:01 | More by t0rin0
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +24.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 13:39:14 | More by RblWthACoz
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jenray

Texas

2/5  rDev -34.9%

05-22-2012 03:43:58 | More by jenray
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.88/5  rDev +26.4%
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.

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04-17-2012 17:45:07 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 18:01:56 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Kshock

California

2.53/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- very light straw yellow, no retention, no lacing.

S- dishsoap comes to mind. Doesn't really smell of hops, but a little malt sweetness. Not impressed.

T- not good. Weird earthy bitter something or other. Not impressed at all.

M- surprisingly med to full body.

O- pass

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 20:54:15 | More by Kshock
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lonestar4lunch

Texas

2.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No date on the bottle. Pours a very light, cloudy golden hue with very minimal lacing. The aroma is of light citrus hops and a little bit of lemon. As far as taste it tries, it really tries. At first sip you get a hint of hops but then it quickly moves to straw and lemon. When the hops do show up but only when you take a large drink if that makes sense. A bit high on the carbonation side but it is very drinkable. This was an interesting find on a road trip earlier this year but as an IPA, not a winner.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 21:06:58 | More by lonestar4lunch
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hwwty4

Missouri

2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 00:33:41 | More by hwwty4
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Cervesa Del Montseny + Lupulus from Companyia Cervesera del Montseny
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