Monday, January 11, 2016

Brasserie de Monaco Blanche 4.5° - Monaco - 4-7-15

The low down: 
Not available in bottles except at special events, but fresh as can be from the taps at the brewery. Monte Carlo is all about celebrities, Formula 1, oceanography, and excess, but it should be about beer as well.

Picture the sunniest day in history, now picture spending that day on the bay of one of the most luxurious cities on the planet, with a paddle of craft beer that hasn't moved more than 6 metres in its entire life.

The Brew is no slouch, I picked the heff to review because it was the most distinct of the paddle, but I could equally recommend the cider or the blonde. It was gone as fast as the cars that were driving over the top of me, as the brewery is kind of situated on pit lane.

Mmmmmm fresh.

Packaging: 5/10
Good glassware I  guess, and I saw the growlers which I neglected to procure.
Refreshment: 10/10
Instantly refreshing. We had come from Nice in the morning and it was 38 degrees (Celsius) by midday.
Flavour 9/10
Perfect Heff profile, with nice big banana esters while still providing a slick citrus punch.
Alcohol Content: 6/10
4.5% which is right on par.
Price: 5/10
$7.75 for a 200 which is steep, but it's Monte Carlo. Everything costs more here.
Total: 35/50

We stopped off for lunch at the brewery, where the offering is burgers, salad and not much else. The national dish is Barbagiuan, a kind of stuffed spinach roll and I can see that working, but there's nothing wrong with a tasty tasty burger.