Chez Monus | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by MasterSki on 10-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
187
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.62
pDev:
8.01%
 
 
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423
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Raziel313
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of fthegiants
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tshanahan
4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gobzilla
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aasher
4.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of c-rum
4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazed pale yellow with a few white bubbles.

S: Fresh peaches with a faint tartness and oaky notes.

T: Tart peaches, a bit of nectarine, faint apricot, nice and fruity.

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

O: Light carbonation, great aroma, nice and tart.

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Photo of jshusc
4.96/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I've ever had. Peaches are tart and apricots are perfect compliment to add fruity sweetness to the beer. Not terribly sour, but enough that it is not a subtle beer. Nose on this beer is unbelievable true.

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Photo of bmh_the_legend
4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cwelsh55
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JohnParadee
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dnb128
4.98/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Sarge3130
4.43/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of threedaggers
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ToddBeans
4.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ADTaber
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KevinmusPrime
4.94/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MaseFace
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Theortiz01
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HoldenDurden
4.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JavaNoire
4.98/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of KAF
4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IrishColonial
4.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dense unfiltered apricot color with no head to speak of. Almost looks like mango, apricot, or peach nectar. The smell is sublime: wave after wave of peach and apricot intermixed with a rich yeastiness and a pleasant tartness that neither too fleeting nor overbearing. Taste follows the smell: apricot and peach take the forefront and the middle with a citrus, barnyard, almost gueuze-like sourness following throughout. Belgian yeast adds a biscuity, crackers sweetness that is unique. There a slight off flavor on the aftertaste, like slight rubber or plastic but a minor nit at most. Mouthfeel is very dry and thick at the same time, as if it were a carbed puree. This is a fantastic beer with a few minor flaws that lends itself to sipping due to its thick mouthfeel and rich fruit flavor.

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4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lucho
4.99/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Braden
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Chez Monus from Alpine Beer Company
4.62 out of 5 based on 187 ratings.
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