Chez Monieux | Alpine Beer Company

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203 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerBeing on 04-13-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
203
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
18.68%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
35
For Trade:
1
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4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Such a mixture of color ranging like if you mixed purple, yellow and brown. Looks pretty dark for a lambic. Leaves almost no head on the top. Tart diaper aroma with cheese, dog hair and socks. It really smells like crap at times.

Taste didn't encompass any of that bullshit thankfully. Cherry, boozy, tart, wheat, oak that seems it held some red wine in a previous life. A little bit of acetic vinegar notes. Could use a bit more of a sour punch, a bit more dry (white v. red wine barrel)ness would have been nice.

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Photo of halo3one
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Type: Draft
Glass: 6-oz. snifter
From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $6.00
Purchased: June 27, 2015
Consumed: June 27, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured an auburn, slightly murky color with one finger of offwhite head when I got it. Below average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled vomit, sour milk, cheese, cheddar cheese, butter, red wine and red grapes. (Smell - 3.00)

Tasted sour fruit, tart, sour milk, cheese, Smarties and old red wine. (Taste - 3.50)

Light body. Oily texture. Above average carbonation. Abrupt, astringent finish. (Feel - 3.75)

Might be my first Lambic (yes, it was) and maybe my last (who am I kidding?). I’m guessing this was above average for the style. (Feel - 3.50)

3.41 | 78 | B-

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4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great lambic . Such w great beer

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3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zach60614
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parris
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yergermeister
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
2.16/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Look: Not bad, brown-red.
Smell: It smells like penecillin in a bottle
Taste: Wors, diacetyl infected penecillin in a bottle
Feel: to little carb, even is I like it in a kriek

Overall: 5 people could finish off 75% of the bottle.

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Photo of getkrunkhoe
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

(i know this will be a vAgue review but...)

An Amazing Cherry Beer(sour).
Fragrant with loads of cherries, great drink-ability, and well balanced/made.

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Photo of mportnoy
2/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Blue cheese nose and taste. Drain poured it.

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Photo of JGam115
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, 2008. Dark sanguine, very well carbed. Oxidized barrel, some dark cherry. Wow. Taste is perfect tart with no funk. Extremely tasty

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Photo of jvillefan
2.12/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

The was a very medicinal tasting beer out of the bottle.

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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Ludwigkpa
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Chez Monieux from Alpine Beer Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 203 ratings.
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