- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.2 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Mon Cheri (Strong Belgian Style Ale with Cherries) – Spinnakers Brewpub, 8.2% ABV, 650ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)
on the front-left label:
“Brewed with the finest malted barley, imported hops, a traditional Belgian yeast, fresh Saanich Peninsula cherries, and our own deep well pure mineral water.”
- Style: Fruit Beer
- Taste: Barely tingly dull cherry fruity short barley malt
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $9 CAD (after 10% off) – 650ml., March 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours opaque cloudy red currant colour with barely any head, very thin ringed retention, suspended micro sediment, just a few bubbles here and there.
Nose: light red fruity sour barley malt, pie crust. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: slightly thicker viscosity, barely tingly
Mid-palate: soft tart, mellow dull cherry flavour, (lvl-4-sweetness), soft short sour, sustained tangy, brown sugar barley malt, controlled acidity, thinnish body
Finish: almost salty, residual red fruity barley malt
Summary: The cherry fruit flavour is underwhelming and the Belgian ale profile is short and unremarkable – put them together? No surprise, nothing special. It’s drinkable at least for 8.2%.