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Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste - Abbaye Mont Des Cats

Mont Des Cats Biere TrappisteMont Des Cats Biere Trappiste

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.42%

Brewed by:
Abbaye Mont Des Cats visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Klym on 07-27-2011)
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Reviews by roblowther:
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3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Woody for the beer score. The style says strong dark ale but it looks more like a translucent quad. It is a copper color with a frothy light tan head that, unlike my grandmother, knows no lace. It smells of oranges , bread, and maybe currant? The taste is bready. Just bready. Straightforward, simple, but nice. The aftertaste is a bit dry, a bit leathery. The mouthfeel is carbonated and a tad thin. Overall, a decent beer. Maybe not worth the effort it takes to get it here, but if Woody offers you a bottle, don't turn him down!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 00:10:32 | More by roblowther
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-05-2013 08:24:33 | More by desint
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

10-28-2013 15:26:58 | More by jibjib513
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3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A dark amber, brown beer with a frothy big head. The carbonation appears to be medium high.

The smell is fruity and has some ripe bananas, it almost seems like a weizen or witbier. I know the Chimay strain is able to produce these esters as well. The malts add a bready sweet dextrine maltiness.

The taste is like drinking a Chimay ambree, a yeast oriented beer with ripe bananas and some light clove, combined with a sweet and dextrinous maltiness. There is a growng bitterness which is quite bitter after a few sips. It balances the sweet body of the beer. The beer's mouthfeel is quite light for a 7,6% alcohol beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 21:28:23 | More by Absumaster
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-02-2013 20:24:58 | More by samEBC
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-17-2013 20:15:14 | More by BartMcStout
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3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Le Souffleur de Bières, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : orange color, with white foamy head.
Smell : malty and yeasty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malt and caramel, spicy notes leading to a dry bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Trappist (brewed by Chimay for Abbaye Mont des Cats).

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 18:58:42 | More by thierrynantes
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4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pour is all beige compact and thick head at first. After a while the head dissipates as the murky brown liquid rises. Fantastic lacings.

S: Malt, sweet and roasted. Lots of yeast. Fruits and berries; pears, apples, raspberries. Cloves. A kernel bitterness.

T: RIch, deep malt, almost vineous. Complex. Dark dried fruits together with fresh fruits; apples, pears, ripe oranges and some rasberries. Spices and hops.

M: Long warming sweet aftertaste. Body is full and carbonation low.

O: An interesting Trappist from France, my first.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 13:45:33 | More by Sunnanek
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3.34/5  rDev -7%
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
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-24-2013 07:51:15 | More by GRUUMSH
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-28-2013 21:33:42 | More by BierMeJohn
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-07-2013 19:15:33 | More by jmtpi
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2011 vintage brought back from Belgium, courtesy of Mathieu. Thanks!

A: Rapidly forming head that caves in on itself as it fades. Copper tone with gold trimmings.

N: Deep rich malt. Pecan and walnut. Toffee. Scents of pear and apple. Some wine grape to round out a rather rich profile. Cloves and yeast. This is very inviting without ever risking overindulgence.

T: Can't match the richness of the nose, and is quite the letdown. Ample maltiness and prune. Has a very bitter earthy component to complement the base, but it's too forceful.

M: Quite light, really, but it's not quite a distraction.

O: I enjoyed this, but, considering the better options available on the shelf, it's merely something nice to try. Too many other contenders, though it does look I avoided some of the bad bottles that are out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 21:21:22 | More by writerLJBerg
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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Doopie surprised me with this one for Sinter Klaas. I guess I was a good boy this year. Cheers man! This was contract brewed at Chimay.

From a bottle into a chalice.

APPEARANCE: A careful pour yields a two finger, looser, fluffy, off-white head with excellent retention. Head slowly fades to a thick, frothy cap and coats the sides of the glass. Opaque chestnut brown with higher levels of carbonation. A good cap remains and leaves lots of foamy lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Dark fruits, raisins and dates mostly, some spices and caramel notes as well. Bubble gum in there, with some yeast and clove notes. Aromatic and nice.

TASTE: Caramel malts, dark fruits, raisins, and some spicy yeast notes at the swallow. Milder in flavor, but well balanced and plenty drinkable. Aftertaste is a little more forthcoming with spicy yeast, cloves and coriander, raisins and other dark fruits, as well as a hint of floral bitterness. A touch of alcohol as well. Balanced and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, though not quite as creamy as hoped, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry. No bite.

OVERALL: This is a solid effort. Contract brewed trappiste beer works as well I guess. This is a plenty enjoyable and drinkable dark ale that I would gladly drink again. Thanks again for the gifts Doopie. The Sint was good to me this year.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 20:36:11 | More by Jeffo
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3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, maize color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of hops, slight alcohol, sweet malt, yeast, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, yeast, slight alcohol, hint of hop, and a hint of citrus. Overall, good aroma and blend, but the appearance is lacking and the body is slightly weak.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2012 13:48:51 | More by Tone
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2.55/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a murky orange colour with a large bubbled off white head that reduces quickly.

S - A little yeast and spices malts

T - A little spivey malt and a slight dry finish

M - light to medium body with medium carbonation, a bit thin.

O - Very average for a beer brewed by Chimay

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 18:53:04 | More by eric5bellies
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Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste from Abbaye Mont Des Cats
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