Mons Abbey Witte - Brasserie Belgh Brasse

Not Rated.
Mons Abbey WitteMons Abbey Witte

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BA SCORE
82
good

10 Reviews
THE BROS
82
good

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Reviews: 10
Hads: 42
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Belgh Brasse visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JayQue on 09-15-2012

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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 42
Reviews by wizo:
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #71 (December 2012):

We can see the balance here, nearly perfect there though expect a very light bodied or slightly thin brew with light subtle complexities a best. Lands about a half step ahead of the middle of the pack. The one trait we probably appreciate the most is the dryness. Enough of a beer to do some pairings with as well.

STYLE:
ABV: 5.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazed pale straw hue, bubbly, two fingers of head

SMELL: Lemon pith, nutty yeast, orange peel, coriander, dough biscuits, spicy hops

TASTE: Lighter bodied, dry, yeasty, walnut pith, bready, lemon oil, orange peel, pears, coriander, modest hopping, dried grass, nearly bone dry finish (706 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.24/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jsh420
2.08/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

look - pale pale yellow with tons of floating yeast 2 finger fizzy white head that fades to a small film

smell is very faint - smells a little medicinal and belgian yeast

taste is not much better watered down wheat no spice at all

mouthfeeel - light body very flat and blah

overall - very disappointing and puts me off from trying anything else from this brewery - i was a little ashamed that i shared this beer with another person (436 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pale yellow ale with white haze and a medium size foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of coriander and light orange peel is quite dominant. Taste is a mix between nice coriander and orange peel notes with medium wheat malt presence and light lingering sweet notes. Body is about average full with medium carbonation. The level of spice is pretty bang on but it lacks a bit of body and better carbonation. (445 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of saltercj
4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a very special wheat, very carbonated, very crisp
not heavy banana, citrus, coriander. just fruity tasty refreshing
happy I can find this in Ontario, great with BBq on a warm day
pours typically cloudy, need to roll the bottle to get all the good stuff in the glass
We will have this on hand all summer (302 characters)

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.64/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SebD
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, corriander, some spiciness and wheat malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some bready yeast, definite corriander and citrus, faint spices and wheat.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. (531 characters)

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle picked up at TBS; coded A0225 and served well-chilled.

This one pours a bright, sunny golden-yellow colour; clear in complexion and highly effervescent. Roughly two fingers of puffy, sparkling white head is generated at the surface, which then proceeds to wilt away over the next five minutes or so. A dense, creamy cap remains in place, with a foamy collar leaving behind a few deposits of lace as it recedes. The aroma is subtle, but enjoyable - pale, wheaty malt sweetness, and some breadiness, but it's mostly just grainy. Minor notes of lemon zest, coriander and orange give the bouquet some much-needed depth, but on the whole it just smells like an average witbier.

Turns out, the nose is not at all misleading - this is an approachable wit, but an otherwise unremarkable one. The flavour is pretty clean, with grainy sweetness and bready wheat malts preceding some citrusy nuances of lemon and orangepeel. Lightly yeasty, with coriander and perhaps a hint of banana at the finish, accompanying some grassy hop bitterness. Some briefly-lingering spice, but otherwise the aftertaste is dry. Medium-bodied, with aggressive carbonation levels that give this beer a crisp, lively mouthfeel that works quite nicely with the lightly-spiced flavour profile. It's very refreshing, and quite easy-drinking.

Final Grade: 3.75, eking out a B+. Mons Witte is a pretty good example of one of my least-favourite Belgian beer styles. Everything you'd expect to find in a wit can be accounted for easily - some citrusy flavour, some wheat malt sweetness, some coriander and some yeastiness. I'm not enamoured with the flavour profile, but it feels great on the palate and goes down as easily as I'd expect a witbier to. Tasty stuff - it's solid 'summer patio' material and certainly worth a shot, but I'd probably take a Hoegaarden over this. (1,850 characters)

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of JayQue
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a 750 ml corked and caged bottle at Chips in Moyock, NC. Had not seen this beer or anything from the brewery before, Poured into a Busch Gardens Bud Select flute as a clear golden color with a big delicately bubbly white head.

Aroma is Belgian yeast, spices (pepper and coriander) and the orange peel. Fairly mild.

Taste is more robust. A good amount of yeast and wheat bitterness. Spices and orange are prominent as well. Very tasty and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light. Spicing and carbonation are just right.

I like this one. Would have it again. A good summertime beer with dinner or just to sip. (630 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.11/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Mons Abbey Witte from Brasserie Belgh Brasse
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