Sitting here sipping this little 330ml bottle of Belgian Amber Ale I don’t really know how many words I can turn this review into.
You see, this is a wonderful and delicious beer, but it’s wonderful and delicious in all the obvious and slightly clichéd Belgian ways.
Montagnarde pours a good deep amber with a fiery, fizzy head and the smell is apples and pears, brioche and yeast.
You get sweet honeyed caramel with a great bread yeast tang, some super herbs and a sparkly spiced crunch before the hops provide crisp bittersweet, lemon sharp, dry pithy goodness that leaves a fine dry metallic finish.
I think that this could quite possibly be the beer to hand to someone who has never tried Belgian beers before and is inquisitive about why you’re so obsessed by them.
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