Mons Abbey Blonde - Brasserie Belgh Brasse
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3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
Purchased at The Beer Store 750ml bottle for $7.00. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass
A- Very good. Opens well and pours with a ton of white head that lasts. Golden blonde and unfiltered
S- Excellent! Has that yeasty Belgium taste.
T- Hard to believe this is made in Canada. Would think this is an import for sure. Super high smoke flavor compared to others off shore. Ton of carbonation. Lots of smooth sipping ability. Quality flavor
M- Very carbonated. Lots of traditional sweet sickly linger
O- Very good. Will buy from time to time. Not worth cellaring though
This nice blonde goes well with... Sushi. You gotta try this girl with a nice shot of wasabi and California roll
06-27-2014 00:29:41 | More by DaveBar
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
Bottle: Poured a murky beige color ale with a generous off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of semi-sweet Belgian malt with good notes of bready ester from the yeast strain. Taste is also dominated by some semi-sweet notes of honey and sweet flavoured Belgian malt with some light dry and flora hoppy notes and a spicy and bready yeast strain which carries lot of weight. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Easily drinkable while retaining some complexity makes for a very enjoyable beer.
04-08-2013 19:19:27 | More by Phyl21ca
3.93/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured from a 750ml. bottle, lot #3132.
Appearance: Stark white head, massively invading the glass and leaving gobs of lacing behind. Honey colored body.
Smell: Mild yeast, lots of fruit with some spices.
Taste: Peaches, pears, strong yeast, fruit syrup, tingly spices in the back.
Mouthfeel: Clean, uncomplicated yet nice, refreshing.
Overall: Very impressed considering the source. The fact that this is commonly available in grocery stores makes it a good springboard for the uninitiated. Good price and good representation of the style.
03-23-2013 22:49:36 | More by papat444
4.01/5 rDev +8.7%
Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, bready notes, slight citrus and earthiness and some spices.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some Belgian yeast, some breadiness, citrus from the hops, slight earthiness, a touch of spices and subtle maple syrup.
Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
05-15-2013 18:42:36 | More by SebD
3.89/5 rDev +5.4%
Bottle shared by a friend. From notes.
A - One finger white head on a slightly hazy golden body with yeast floaties. Solic lace and a half finger of retention.
S - Sweet baking spice, yeast, some grassy hops.
T - Same as the aroma. Sweet baking spice, yeast, grassy hops. More sweet spice than the aroma.
M - Strong carbonation, medium to full creamy body. Slight dryness in finish.
O/D - A nice Belgian blonde. Solid and seemingly made to style. Nothing jumps out, it's just pleasant and easy to drink.
06-04-2013 13:42:00 | More by tbeckett
3.53/5 rDev -4.3%
A: Very clear golden color reminiscent of a beer like Duvel. A huge white pillowy head looms over the beer. Retention and lacing were moderate.
S: Sweet malts. No hops which is kind of disappointment for a BPA.
T: Sweet malts again and a certain pilsner like crackery almost bready character. Once again no real hop flavor which a big let down. I was expecting at least some hops. Alcohol is next to non noticeable.
M: Very, very carbonated and extremely dry as well. Pretty easy to drink a couple glasses for these reasons although it might not be the smartest move at 7%.
O: A good beer but would not buy again or recommend for someone seeking a good belgian pale ale. Belgian blonde perhaps , which I think beer advocate should change its style to. Good experience but not worth the 6-7$ price tag when I can get a unibroue 750ml at the same cost or less.
12-01-2013 02:18:31 | More by Haydn-Juby
3.1/5 rDev -16%
Pours clear light amber with a supre bubbly head that evaporates right away. There is still lots of carbonation but it resemble yellowish cream soda more than beer.
Sweet and cool with banana and vanilla smells.
Hoppier than I expected. Lemon and grass.
Lemon and yeasty carbonation, folowed by apricots and a fairly full hoppy-medicinal finish.
Not really sure what to think. I wasn't expecting it to be super great and it wasn't bad, it was just just kind of weird (in my humble opinion). It is really sweet (which I ordinarily don't like) but it is hoppier than I thought it'd be. Kind of medicinal aftertaste which I don't mind, I guess. Tough one...
Decent, but I probably won't get it again.
05-06-2013 21:59:28 | More by TheDoctor
3.31/5 rDev -10.3%
This beer pours with a large billowy head that dissipates quickly, but never entirely.
The nose is good Belgian with pears and citrus notes.
The color is pale with a slight orange hint. It is cloudy with some big floaters in it.
Taste is good but not as strong as the smell.
07-20-2013 02:31:17 | More by HearneHoppers
4.13/5 rDev +11.9%
Poured into a tulip glass.
A: Pours a beautiful medium blond/harvest gold/straw colour. Lots of bubbles followed by a bright white head that just keeps going if you're not careful with your pour! Head is thick with lots of micro-bubbles that will last as long as it takes to drink the beer, with remnants on the side of the glass even after you're finished.
S: Aroma of light spice/coriander, with some light hints of fruit on the nose along with a medium amount of yeast.
T: Following on from the smell, first taste is more yeast, followed again by some slight fruit flavours from the ample amount of Belgium style hops...flavours are very well balanced here with nothing standing out of place.
M: Nice amount of carbonation but very well balanced and very smooth. Combined with a very smooth head, this is an easy drinking Belgium but reminds you that it is still 7% ABV.
O: Overall this is a very good example of a Belgium style Blonde, from outside of Belgium. (Though it's no wonder that the brewmaster is from Belgium....) The beer looks great, smells good and is very refreshing to drink, making it not only good for a summer sipper, but also goes great with food. It might not quite rate up there with the top 5 Abbeye beers, but is a solid offering if you're tired of the usual suspects and looking to mix things up with something local...(in Quebec or some East Coast States). Recommended and I'd have it again...
12-12-2012 01:38:23 | More by 4ster
Mons Abbey Blonde from Brasserie Belgh Brasse
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.