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Chez Monus - Alpine Beer Company

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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 433
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A Blended Belgian-style beer aged in wine barrels with white peaches and apricots added. Delightfully tart and fruity, complex from the unique mix of wild yeast and helpful bacteria, a beer for sipping.
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Photo of grze
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell was actually 6 out of 5. Best smelling beer I've ever had. And the best sour beer I've ever had so far. Yup. The hype really is real. I didn't spend $400 on the bottle, had an opportunity to try it thanks to one amazing BA, so there is no overrating factor included. The beer really is just this good. I need another one for sure!

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mportnoy
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Worth the hype. Tastes like the child of Fuzzy and New Glarus Wild Peach. Less acid than Fuzzy but still a great sour note + the wonderful fresh peach notes from NG Wild Peach.

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4.61/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Is this a great beer? Yes. Is it over-hyped? Yes. Lost out at tonight's tasting to a $10 bottle of De Garde Imperial Apricot Bu.

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4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.53/5  rDev -2.6%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.7/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.91/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.76/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.94/5  rDev +6.2%

Opened at the whale insanity tasting.
Definitely one of the highlights of the night, was not expecting just how good this beer would be

A - Light yellow, orange hints with a small white foam head.

S - Smell is all apricots and peaches, very fresh smelling with minimal tart acidity on the nose

T - Taste is all apricots upfront, but not the dryness that you get from other apricot wilds. Very juicy and fresh tasting followed by notes of white peaches. The barrel treatment on this is perfect on this making it very easy to drink

M - Mouthfeel is like, spot on for this style, the acidity is balanced perfectly to allow the fruits to really shine

O - This is definitely one of the best Wilds I have had, in terms of apricots, this is the pinnacle for AWA

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Chez Monus from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.