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Chez Monus - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 327
Gots: 24 | FT: 6
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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Schnauzerlord

California

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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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.

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Chez Monus from Alpine Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.