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Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste - Abbaye Mont Des Cats

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BA SCORE
83
good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye Mont Des Cats visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Klym on 07-27-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

lillitnn92, Tuesday at 04:33 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

lmaduells, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

uturn, Oct 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

crosenkrantz, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

33CL bottle. Amber Colour, Tastes good, not very special but I would recommend it someone to try it.
(16 NOV 2013)

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Franck, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bcoyle, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

A trappist beer brewed by the monks who brew Chimay (Abbaye de Scourmont ) for the monks at Abbaye du Mont des Cats.
Nose: fruit, dark dried fruit, spice, bubble gum
Pours brilliant copper brown under a persistent moussey 1" off-white foam cap, lacy.
Palate: Big candy and bubble gum on the front that gradually gives way to hints of dried fruit, soft caramel, faint cola, and a hint of anise by the finish. A light hop accent joins with the malt to provide balance to this yeast driven beer.
The body is very creamy supported by above average fine soft carbonation. Slight warming.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

PVMT, Sep 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Mont des Cats has a thin-to-medium, off-white, spongy head, very tight, fast bubble streams, a murky, orange appearance, and not much lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of mellow, sweet, spiced bread, bread crust, and possibleysome sugar. Taste is of those elements, with some yeast and light fruits, such as dates or figs. Mouthfeel is light to medium and prickly, and Mont des Cats finishes crisp, easy going, and not at all boozy.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Sep 04, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, toast, earth, caramel, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, toast, caramel, earth, and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance of malt, caramel, and spice characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

djrn2, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

quentinlegrain, Aug 11, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

(purchased at Binny's - bottle code L13-776 - poured into a balloon)

A: cloudy copper liquid... very nice, tight, sudsy off-white foam with tiny bubbles - easily identifiable as a bottle-conditioned (perhaps infected) Belgian ale... good length of head retention, but no lace of note

S: medium-dark, bready melanoidins... dark grape, perhaps a touch of baked apple... faint dusting of cinnamon and sugar spice... almost a lager-like graininess... sort of a dying leaf aroma reminiscent of autumn in full swing... mist of spicy alcohol in the back... overall, pleasant smells, just not terribly vibrant, almost zapped out

T: (not so) surprisingly toasty, with a hint of an almost bacony smokiness in the distance, plus a light swell of caramelized grain and a dull, lingering (unsweet) dried apple and rose petal in the finish... naked malt flavors quite up front and arguably balanced with some familiar spicy yeast phenolics... strange, herbal, almost za'atar-like spectre in the aftertaste... nice punchy attacks, but not much underneath to give it some depth - guessing this bottle has been sitting around to the point of over-attenuation from the conditioning yeast, perhaps poorly handled at some point

M: about what one would expect considering some of the observations about handling and yeast: light-medium bodied, expanding carbonation sensation on the palate upon sipping, flat-dry, a bit sharp, with a dull, medicinal heat that keeps at the back of the roof of the mouth

O: this is an intriguing beer, one having been brewed by Chimay - I thought I read somewhere that the monastery was once a Trappist brewery - they are currently producing Trappist cheese, and I would imagine this beer goes fairly well with it... there's certainly some dynamic, uncommon flavors in this and it's a beer I would certainly revisit again if I were to come across a bottle in Europe

Bouleboubier, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Hazee, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

KindaFondaGoozah, Jul 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

josvemden, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

ManforallSaisons, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Casp1119, Jun 01, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A soft, tan head rests atop this amber brew. Aroma of pear, peach, yeast and sugar. Tastes creamy with persimmon, ripened pear, a squirt of orange, a hint of brett, Belgian yeast and an appropriate hop backdrop. Medium bodied with enough heat to start the party. Totally surprised by this excellent find!

stephens101, May 28, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

75cl bottle poured into a Sint Bernardus goblet at 45°F per directions on the label. I normally do not cool anything this much. No obvious best by date, but the code I did find started with 13.

Smell - hops
Appearance - slightly cloudy, slightly reddish tan with an inch of fine bubbles forming a pale tan head. Little lacing but the head persisted to the end of the glass. Looked good in the goblet.
Taste - Belgian yeast, a bit of candy sugar, a hint of Brett and nice hops. A few sips had a slight metallic tang but not annoying. Taste did not develop much as it warmed.
Mouthfeel - seemed a bit thin for the style. Perhaps I could have made an effort to conserve the carbonation but I did make a careful pour. Slightly coated the tongue which is a minus for me.
Overall - good but not a lot of distinguishing character. It's as if someone set out to brew a generic Trappist. I would drink this again but don't feel compelled to buy more.

Tinfang, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Twal, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

brotherloco, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

NOLANDMAN, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

dbarny76, May 09, 2014
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Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste from Abbaye Mont Des Cats
83 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.