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Chez Monus - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 8.7%


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:
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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-21-2013)
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-02-2014 19:32:53 | More by Dawkins
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DeanMoriarty

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-13-2014 22:12:58 | More by DeanMoriarty
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New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-11-2014 16:03:26 | More by nkeckhar
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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03-25-2014 22:38:48 | More by Thurgoft
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t_carterb

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-25-2014 15:16:06 | More by t_carterb
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VonZipper

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-23-2014 19:10:11 | More by VonZipper
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1Sundown2C

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-23-2014 16:57:07 | More by 1Sundown2C
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Soto

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-12-2014 19:06:17 | More by Soto
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DJButters

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-06-2014 22:09:14 | More by DJButters
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -18.5%

02-26-2014 00:03:24 | More by Hugonaut13
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blklabel

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-25-2014 01:17:14 | More by blklabel
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-24-2014 07:28:24 | More by savagepm
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Quackus

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-21-2014 20:33:56 | More by Quackus
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Wantbeer

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-21-2014 16:05:37 | More by Wantbeer
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wethorseblanket

California

4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle generously shared by rado. Thanks.

A: Pours a slightly hazed pale yellow with a few white bubbles drifting around and clinging to the rim, no lace.

N: Fresh peaches (fuzz, skin, and juice) present themselves along with a faint tartness, vinous and oaky notes.

T: Tart peaches, a bit of nectarine, can't detect the apricot, but fruity and faintly tannic bite.

M: Moderate body and light carbonation. Finishes tart and fruity.

O: Lack of carbonation is made up for in the aroma. The tart acidity feels prickly like a fine bubbly.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 18:16:53 | More by wethorseblanket
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UAhobbes

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-16-2014 00:04:26 | More by UAhobbes
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

02-13-2014 05:28:45 | More by lunarbrew
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, courtesy of Brian. Thanks a lot for the trade man! Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 2/11/2014.

Review #440.

App- Pours a hazy orange, perhaps peach juice-coloured body with a small less than 1cm white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. Pretty placid peach juice, really.

Smell- Tons and tons of fresh peach. No real indication of apricot. Also a lot of rubber, funk and almost popcorn like butter. Strong as heck and very unique.

Flavour- Peaches dominate. Sour peaches. About 6/10 sour, mouthpuckering and quite fruity. Again no real indication of apricots to set aside from the peaches. Again, this is an extreme peach bomb with a very strong peach juice aftertaste.. there is a lot of "dirtiness", like burned rubber or molding trash, in this beer as well, which is a bit off-putting despite the peachiness of the beer.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, a bit of a sipper due to the strength of the peach flavour as well as the sourness. Nice and dry, might even be a bit undercarbonated for an AWA.

Overall- Very interesting and unique American Wild. Again, peaches galore. Wish this didn't taste so "dirty", it would have made the beer a better enjoyable drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 05:12:38 | More by Stevedore
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spillred

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-10-2014 03:11:54 | More by spillred
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Chez Monus from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.