Monsieur Rock 6.6°
A traditional beer made with modern techniques. Bottle fermentation and dry hopped beer. Bottle-fermented and dry-hopped, Monsieur Rock is a bottom-fermented beer brewed using traditional methods by Jean-Marie Rock, a master brewer with almost 40 years’ experience. Monsieur Rock is a blond beer with a 6.6% alcohol content. It is brewed using just 4 ingredients: Pilsner malt, aromatic hops, water, and a specially selected bottom-fermenting yeast. This very low-temperature, bottom-fermented beer is produced using the same methods as were used to make certain special beers more than 40 years ago, making it a traditional beer brewed using modern techniques. The fermenting period lasts for over a week, and the beer matures in the maturation tank at a low temperature in the presence of aromatic hops. A specific yeast strain is used for bottle fermentation.
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Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a large frothy white head with good retention. The aroma blends dough yeast, bread malts, and a general sweetness. Taste: bitters, spicy, a bit yeasty. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, nice finish. A good representation of the Belgian Ale category. Enjoyable. Excellent summer selection .
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Light Belgian ale aroma, with yeast, hint of citrus, and inherent sweetness. Cloudy medium amber with foamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with very active carbonation, but not harsh on the tongue. Alcohol burn. Starts with pretty good sweetness, with light fruity characteristics. Yeasty notes with a bit of tart towards the finish. After has some dry bitterness to it, but casts off a sourish hops and muted chemical bitterness.