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Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste - Abbaye Mont Des Cats

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82
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye Mont Des Cats visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Klym on 07-27-2011)
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a proper Mont des Cats chalice. As with mostly all trappist beers, this one looked tremendous: a surprisingly clear amber-brown liquid topped with an inch of firm, khaki head that reduced about halfway in size but otherwise retained until the end, coating the glass with lacing. There's something about trappist beer in a chalice that just seems so right. Aroma was, well, Belgian, notes of yeast, fruity esters, clove, bubblegum. Taste and aroma were a little too close to tripel territory for me, and I am not a huge fan of said style. The nose was reflected on the palate for the most part, bready malts, yeast, banana, rum raisin sweetness, cloves and bubblegum, with some dry herbal hoppiness. Actually seemed a little hot, despite the alcohol not being that high. Medium in body, appropriately carbonated. Not bad overall, and decent for the style, but not really my thing. I'd like the opportunity to try it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 20:18:41 | More by Rifugium
More User Reviews:
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 04:15:49 | More by Bouleboubier
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Hazee

Belgium

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-26-2014 18:18:58 | More by Hazee
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2014 01:03:02 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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josvemden

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

07-05-2014 20:56:52 | More by josvemden
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Casp1119

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

06-01-2014 04:06:50 | More by Casp1119
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 01:32:15 | More by stephens101
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Tinfang

California

3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Belgium

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Korea (South)

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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California

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Spain

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -44.6%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Romania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste from Abbaye Mont Des Cats
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