Chez Monus
Alpine Beer Company

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From:
Alpine Beer Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
7%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.67 | pDev: 7.71%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
168
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 25, 2021
Added:
Oct 21, 2013
Wants:
  413
Gots:
  23
SCORE
100
World-Class
Notes: 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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Rated: 4.95 by fromthewood1 from California

Feb 25, 2021
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Reviewed by StoutSnob40 from California

4.61/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
This is a stone fruit, dried apricot orgy. It’s the perfect balance of tart and sweet, good oaky backbone, and dry vinous finish. Absolutely lives up to the hype and the hunt.
Nov 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.83 by Raziel313 from California

Feb 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by fthegiants from California

Feb 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.8 by tshanahan from California

Aug 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by Gobzilla from California

May 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.76 by aasher from Indiana

Dec 19, 2015
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Reviewed by c-rum from Missouri

4.63/5  rDev -0.9%
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.
Oct 07, 2015
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Reviewed by jshusc from South Carolina

4.96/5  rDev +6.2%
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.
Aug 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.63 by bmh_the_legend from Virginia

Aug 04, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by cwelsh55 from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by JMFP from Delaware

Jul 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.98 by dnb128 from Pennsylvania

Jun 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.43 by Sarge3130 from Pennsylvania

Jun 12, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by threedaggers from Kentucky

Jun 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.87 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Jun 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.75 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jun 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.94 by KevinmusPrime from Kentucky

Jun 06, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by MaseFace from Kentucky

Jun 06, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by Theortiz01 from Texas

Jun 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.52 by HoldenDurden from Illinois

May 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.98 by JavaNoire from Iowa

May 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.63 by KAF from Iowa

Apr 18, 2015
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Reviewed by IrishColonial from Texas

4.79/5  rDev +2.6%
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.
Apr 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.93 by AussieActor from California

Feb 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.99 by Lucho from Florida

Feb 09, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by Braden from Tennessee

Jan 31, 2015
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Reviewed by grze from Virginia

5/5  rDev +7.1%
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!
Jan 26, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by SurlyUtopia from Minnesota

Jan 24, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by dranthony2012 from California

Jan 15, 2015
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Reviewed by mportnoy from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.1%
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.
Jan 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.61 by FrogOut69 from California

Jan 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.99 by lawsonciv from Oklahoma

Jan 12, 2015
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Rated by Paccamacca from California

4.4/5  rDev -5.8%
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.
Jan 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Drift from California

4.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Easily the Best beer i've ever had period. I don't know what else to say. I've tried many peach / apricot sours and this one just slams the rest down. Closest would be Side Project Fuzzy.

The nose is all peach and ripe apricots and you know it actually tastes similar to what it smells like. I can put my nose to this snifter all day. When it warms up the funky zesty character comes out shinning. The carb level is perfect.

I wish I can have a fridge full of this winner. If you happen to get a chance to grab one of these babies.
Jan 09, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by BoozyCollins21 from California

Jan 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.9 by Herky21 from Iowa

Jan 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.91 by nathanmiller from New York

Jan 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.53 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Dec 05, 2014
Chez Monus from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 190 ratings