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Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste - Abbaye Mont Des Cats

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BA SCORE
83
good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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2/5  rDev -45.2%

cfalovo97, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jneiswender, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

bunbury, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

WynnO, Mar 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Marius, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Synapstic, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

bark, Feb 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Sirre, Feb 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Dalmas, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jheezee, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -17.8%

desint, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

jibjib513, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Absumaster
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Absumaster, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

samEBC, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of roblowther
3.54/5  rDev -3%
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!

roblowther, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of BartMcStout
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

BartMcStout, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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).

thierrynantes, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

Evil_Pidde, May 31, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Rifugium, Apr 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

GRUUMSH, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BierMeJohn, Mar 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

shick1, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

jmtpi, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
3.25/5  rDev -11%
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.

Sarlacc83, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Jeffo
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Jeffo, Dec 20, 2012
Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste from Abbaye Mont Des Cats
83 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.