Blonde Du Mont Blanc - Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc
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Reviews by doktorhops:
3.88/5 rDev +14.1%
Today's brew is the Brasserie Du Mont Blanc La Blonde, I do prefer blondes to brunettes (beer that is), and it was an interesting find in the local DM. The bottle itself is hideous but as the saying goes "you should never trust a beer by its label"... plus I can re-use the swing-top bottle for my homebrew, if that ever happens in a million years [note to self: unlikely].
Poured from a 750ml swing-top bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.
A: The body is pale gold, almost the colour of the label, with a light white lacing on top. If we're talking blondes this ale is right on the money here.
S: Quite Saison-ish with aromas of cut hay, sweet malt, green apple-peel, musty yeast and hints of crisp pear. A bit of a surprise as the label and overall reasonable price sets a low bar for this brew to hurdle.
T: The first taste is also a fortuitous moment with flavours of; green apples/pears, barnyard hay, bread yeast, sweet malt and a dry cider note throughout. There is a slight odd hint of rubber that lingers and the after taste is a tad funky but otherwise this is a decent cheap blonde.
M: Here's the best part though - the mouthfeel is soft, must be the softest water ever used in a beer, lightly carbonated with a medium body and a smoothness most beers yearn to replicate. Some might think that this beer is under-carbonated but personally for me it adds to it a chilled/relaxed experience.
D: Overall better than average, not competing with the big guns such as; Duvel, Triple Moine or La Chouffe, but nonetheless getting the job done. And done indeed good sir. Would I drink it again? Well that's another question... for the price it is decent, but then it is only another $3 for the much superior La Chouffe and another $5 from that and you have the ultimate pinnacle of brewing (and my all time favourite beer): Duvel. Oh yeah and this is 5.8% ABV, so that can be a pro or a con depending on what you have planned.
Food match: Brasserie fare; steak frites, goats cheese salad, quiche Lorraine, and if seafood then oysters would be a winner.
09-14-2013 03:13:30 | More by doktorhops
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of candied orange peels are present in the nose along with some hints of floral hops.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is a little sweet and has flavors of candied orange peels. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked the orangey aromas and flavors in this beer—it was almost like drinking a witbier except that it was a little heavier in body and didn't have any spices. I would have no problem drinking several of these in one sitting.
04-03-2014 02:57:29 | More by metter98
4.36/5 rDev +28.2%
Served from a medium brown 33cl snub bottle - ugly yellow bottle art and sloppy application of label - into a chalice. Orangey hazey blond, Half-inch white head that disappears almost immediately. Not a beautiful beer to look at without the head.
Smell - Very subtle malt, banana and slight citrus. Pleasant aroma, light, subtle and sweet.
Taste - Lots of malt and banana. Less citrus, like a sweet tangerine. Maybe strawberry. Slightest hint of wheat and yeast in the aftertaste.
Mouth - Some carbonation on the tongue and on the swallow. Lingering feel of that soft sweetness. Sticks to the tongue long after swallowing. Pleasant aftertaste so this is not a problem.
Overall - I weigh my overall rating heavily on taste, so I'm going to say 4.5. A memorable beer that I will definitely choose again if given the chance.
03-12-2013 12:45:58 | More by tonton
2.8/5 rDev -17.6%
Poured into a pilsner glass. It's got a classic appearance - a light flaxen color, quite clear, with a generous dense head of pure white bubbles.
The smell is dominated by cooked corn, unfortunately. There is some herbal hoppiness, but it's lost in the off aromas.
The taste is okay, without the flavors that go with a cooked corn aroma dominating too much. There is some mineral taste in the finish, as in carbonated water. It's quite sweet, without much hop presence or bitterness.
The mouthfeel is average. The drinkability is fine, except for the aforementioned aroma.
07-16-2009 20:09:17 | More by brc
2.43/5 rDev -28.5%
Bottle purchased from my local liquor chain. Never seen or heard of this before. Brewed with Saaz Hops, licorice, orange peel and sparkling clear mountain goat. Wait, water.
Pours a clear yellow with a big white head that fades to a ring around the edges pretty quickly. Not much of a nose to speak of. A bit lemony, a bit lagery. Not much of anything.
Taste breaks down about the same. Hints of citrus and some floral notes and plenty of that mountain water. Watery is the predominant feeling I'm getting here. Feeling a little ripped off. Slight sourness in the finish along with a hint of chalky yeast and something that might be a vegetable. Maybe a hint of that licorice. Served alongside a nice wedge of onion tart straight from the oven and a green salad. The best thing I can say about it is today at least it had good company.
07-30-2012 02:35:18 | More by Parrotshake
4.33/5 rDev +27.4%
Poured from a 75cl bottle into a chalice.
A - Very pale golden colour with a good couple of fingers of head. Lots of carbonation bubbles dancing around as well.
S - Pleasant fresh malty aroma with a touch of sweet fruit - primarily creamy banana with hints of strawberry. There's also a sharper, slightly astringent/citric note.
T - First taste.. it's a cracker! So firstly there's a strong sensation of creaminess coupled with a huge peachy/banana hit. It dances on the borderline of being sour but fortunately doesn't go over the edge. Plenty of sugary flavours present with some sweet orange and perhaps kiwi or passion-fruit mixed in as well.
M - The high carbonation levels aren't really noticeable, although there is just a touch of tanginess. There's a nice bit of play between the sour and sweetness of this beer too.
O - Quite a good beer with some delightful flavours. Perhaps not an everyday drop but this is definitely worth trying and presents an intriguing and well-made example of the style.
04-27-2012 08:10:43 | More by xylophonica
3.25/5 rDev -4.4%
Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2004.
Appearance : yellow color, with white foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : spicy and yeasty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and fruity flavours, spicy notes.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian pale ale.
12-02-2008 20:01:31 | More by thierrynantes
3.23/5 rDev -5%
A: Clear, light straw colored, with noticeable bubbles after a quick pour.
S: Not very strong in smell. Nothing really striking.
T: Taste is very mild as well. A little citrusy, a little floral. Skunky finish. All around subtle but interesting.
M: Thin in body, average carbonation.
D: Very light and highly drinkable. That said, not interesting enough to merit drinking this again.
08-22-2010 18:21:50 | More by thatguy3579
3.03/5 rDev -10.9%
Golden color, thin perlage, white and abundant creamy head, longstanding.
Fresh and light smell, floral, with white and yellow flowers, camomile, and some spicy notes (pepper, orange peel).
At the taste is honeyed and quite sweet, but there are again the floral notes of the smell. And even the peppery and spicy notes. Orange peel and light citrussy.
After all, not too sweet like the first impression. Fresh, clean, light.
Very light in body.
In the aftertaste, a pleasant sweetness, with flowers and spices.
03-31-2007 15:50:01 | More by stcules
4.03/5 rDev +18.5%
This poured a clear light gold with white head. It smelled like wild yeast and sweet yeast and some mulled spices. It tasted very metallic, but more like nickel than the typical copper hops, along with lots of wild yeast and some sweet yeast and mulled spices. It was watery with some carbonation, and had a crisp aftertaste. Overall this isn't typically my style of beer, but I must have really been in the mood for it the night I reviewed it because I really liked it. It was very delicate and had a much more intricate flavor than indicated by my tasting notes. (I didn't have a notepad with me at the time, so this review is from memory.) It's not champagne, but it's a nice pale bubbly alcoholic beverage from France.
02-17-2009 21:59:06 | More by Pencible
Blonde Du Mont Blanc from Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc
80 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.