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Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste - Abbaye Mont Des Cats

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83
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 6
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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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

GRG1313, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

JoeMans, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Petertauro, Apr 25, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste from Abbaye Mont Des Cats
83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.