Chez Monus - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by Schnauzerlord:
4.66/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Wow...just WOW. I've only had a few lambics or sours that I really enjoyed, but this one fantastic. HUGE apricot/peach nose and flavor, and just the right amount of tartness/sour to really set it off. It was $2/oz for draft pours at the Alpine Brewery Pub, and worth every penny. I'd have picked up a bottle, but they only released 20 bottles per day, and there were 30-50 people in line an hour before the brewery opened each day of the release.
If you get the chance to try this Alpine offering, don't pass it up if you have even the slightest interest in fruity beers.
Serving type: on-tap
11-19-2013 03:04:25 | More by Schnauzerlord
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4.38/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours a cloudy golden orange (looks like a dried apricot) with little visible carbonation/head or sediment. The nose is distinctly apricot forward with minimal tartness and a hint of acetone. Bright and concentrated apricots cascade over my palate, even with a small sip, and there is a slightly tart, minimally funky, lingering apricot finish. The beer has a light drinkable body with approachable sourness, distinct apricot, minimal unpleasantries, absent carbonation, and a dry finish. This is a fantastic apricot sour, albeit difficult to obtain, that would be relished by even those never having tried a sour before.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2014 03:50:16 | More by ThePorterSorter
4.55/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle shared with Abbbp who once again graciously shared this with me. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Golden apricots, no head to speak of save for a bit of a pale white crown that disappears fast. Gorgeous color though.
Smell: Loads and loads of dried apricots, backed up by a prominent lactic sourness.
Taste: Lots of apricots, and a very strong white wine quality too. The sour is a strong lactic sour, hitting me right in the jaw. This is very good, an excellent fruited sour for sure. I'm not sure if I can pick out any white peaches from the apricot flavor, but it is delicious.
Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, and it lingers on the palate quite a while. Somewhat dry, but I've certainly had drier.
Overall: A fantastic beer I'm happy to try. Very nice job, Alpine.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2014 01:11:29 | More by WTKeene
Chez Monus from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.