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Moinette Blond - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

486 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 77
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-14-2001

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Ratings: 486 | Reviews: 298
Photo of aleigator
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, sun-yellow color, with a huge, stable head.

Drinks very smooth, due to a well pronounced yeast foundation, with a perfect fitting carbonation, revealing a medium body.

The nose exhibits qualities of an european lager, with sweeter, biscuity malts and slightly herbal hops, but amped up with a spicy yeast foundation. Grass provides a lot of character, giving the aromas an interesting turn.


Tastes of dough, soft and spiced yeast, among biscuity malts. Has a lemon peel crispness giving the beer a pleasant freshness. Finishes with a decent dryness, wrapped up by clove, pepper, flowery hops and a luscious yeast foundation.

A classic example of a refreshing, complex traditional Belgian beer. The yeast spiciness is well integrated, without becoming the dominant ingedient of the beer. Grass, lemon peel and biscuity malts among a slightly metallic carbonation adds an enjoyable depth.

Photo of Rifugium
2.76/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Cafe Rose Red, Bruges.
Chalky, earthy, stale, and overall unpleasant. Looked nice, but that's about it.

Photo of smakawhat
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Vintage 2013 on the cork with a good solid pop. Green bottle.

Deep lemon yellow body, solid and opaque with good amounts of pinhead carbonation that is really scattered all over the place. Head is creamy but a bit small, only two fingers, but settles to creamy lacing and a simple half finger puck.

Very nice aroma. Mild floral notes and soft hay with a touch of green grass. It might be slightly skunky though, but if so isn't horribly compromised. Darn those green bottles and taking chances though. Slight soft biscuit chewy almost wheat like and touches of sweet honey as well. Pretty solid all things considering.

Palate is quite large and unexpected. Saison like pepper blast in the mid palate that really goes all over. Strong bitter finish, but controllable if a little going wild. Bit of a metallic twinge on the finish with a slightly metallic aftertaste. Nice dry carbonation, with that classic champagne feel but also a little distracting. Minimal but noticeable sucrose like sweetness that adds classic strong character.

It's not bad but just doesn't come and grab me like the rest of the Dupont family. It's also a little bit hot in feel and flavor strangely, and seems to hint more towards saison character, so I'd prefer the others if that's the direction for me.

Photo of Jerebeer
3.39/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When poured into a chalice, it had about an inch of head with a cloudy honey color. There was significant lace upon agitation. It was sweet, with some spicy and mild bitter notes. There is also a yeasty flavor, similar to what you may taste in a hefeweizen. There is a mild alcohol taste near then end. Overall it is refreshing beer.

Photo of pat61
4.95/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Moinette Blond pours hazy gold with a fluffy 2” mountainous, persistent white foam cap that rises up above the rim of the glass, leaving thick lace, with a small mound of foam remaining in the glass when you finish. It evokes the kind of foam one sees on the seashore. The nose is honey infused herbs with some light fruit and traces of bread. Light honey, peach, citrus, light grain and biscuit flavors roll over the tongue with a trace of funk, culminating in a slightly sweet finish moderated by a moderately bitter accent. It has very fine soft carbonation that produces a delightfully airy texture. It has a medium body and it very refreshing. Dupont uses those damn green bottles for this - I would give it 100 but every fourth or fifth bottle is skunky.

Photo of Hayley_86
3.27/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A nice beer but not much more than a regular Belgian strong ale.

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden body with a creamy white head.
S: Bret notes and phenols. A touch cakey.
T: Has a warming cakey Belgian backbone. Fairly bitter - almost salty - and whle it starts out dry it finishes almost sweet. There's a touch of something herbal/marijuana-like. Saaz hops perhaps?
O: Yeah, pretty good.

Photo of babaracas
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a corked 750, looks like 10/2014 bottling. Pours a clear gold with lots of fine sediment in suspension, thick head of dense white foam, thick cap remains, thick sheet down the glass. Smell: floral, lightly biscuity, orange marmalade, coriander, clove, and soft banana-ish note. Taste: grassy with a note of coriander, pear and apricot, sugary and lightly biscuity; more coming out towards the end of the sip... notes of coconut, banana, canned mandarin orange, candied lemon finish. Body like whipped cream but fantastically easy drinking. There's so much more going on here than in most BSPAs, whether trying to fit to a style or not, this is excellent.

Photo of KTCamm
3.72/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12/20...pours hazy dark gold, 1/4 inch fluffy white foam. Funky yeast nose, but light. Lighter blonde taste, some belgian yeast rises with a spicy hop. Light bodied, some complexity of taste. Creative.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.42/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

cloudy, almost think golden
All about the yeast. Smells like yeast, friuty.
Taste like yeast that gives a lot of fruity ester.

Like the sourness, but it should not be in a blond.

Photo of FLima
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy amber orange color with a thick one finger head with medium retention and tiny floating particles.
Aroma with notes of oranges, slight sour, herbal hops, candied sugar and mild booze.
Flavor with a nice herbal hop bitterness, a good deal of spices, candied sugar, Belgian yeast, lemongrass, green apples and Cointreau liquor. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation (this is not the corked version). Alcohol of 8.5% abv feels milder.
Outstanding beer. In my opinion one of the best references for a Belgium Blond Ale, as other Dupont, it is intense in spices, complex and with a relatively good amount of herbal hops.

Photo of chogm54
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into a tulip glass. BB date of 11/2015.

L - Golden, much semi suspended sediment (yeast). There a thick, foamy white head that shrinks to a respectable 8mm thick lacing that is happy to hang around - overall great head retention.

S - Orange, yeast esters and cloves as expected. The cloves is more potent, and there is a pepper smell in there too. Very spicy

T - Fruity (banana, mandarin, orange) with a potent spiciness (pepper, paprika) and bready malts. Grainy, spicy aftertaste. Overall it is quite sour, with much less sweetness than a typical blonde.

F - medium bodied, slick texture, alcohol is noticable, crisp, dry finish.

O - I liked the sourness - I find the sweetness of some Belgian blondes and strong ales a bit off putting. This beer is more tarty than others with a similar ABV, but the crisp finish is all I remember. The spiciness is potent, which I'm not fully sold on.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle sealed with black dupont pressure cap.

poured into SP wine stem.

Appearance: opaque and glowing medium straw yellow bodied beer. Large fluffy bone white head that goes 3 fingers tall from a moderate pour. Head composed of many tiny compact bubbles. Leaving better than spotty lacing. Eventually drops down to thin cap with a thick ring around the glass.

Smell: Bread and hay malts, well water, fruity esters, bananas, white pepper, floral, slightly grassy, earthy and bubblegum. Smells like a textbook Belgian style brew.

Taste: Light floral / grassy / earthy bitterness starts this off. Bready / hay malt profile. Fruit / bubblegum / peppery yeast. Light barnyard stank on the back-end of the finish and light floral bitterness lingers for awhile.

Mouthfeel: medium light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel and slight booziness, but still smooth. Complex and luscious.

Overall: Dupont brewery always delivers. This beer is no exception. All the important elements of a proper Belgian brew are there. This one is reminiscent of a saison, but that is okay to me; you could probably expect this because Dupont brews so many different saisons.

Photo of flyingpig
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

330ml bottle from Beers of Europe - £2.59:
Very enjoyable Belgian beer, this one was reminiscent of a saison early on and not being the biggest fan of the style I was initially worried but the funk, tart and Belgian yeast died down some and the fruit flavours and spice slowly took over. The beer was a well balanced some and despite the alcohol content it still managed to go down easily, While it's not a beer that I'd go back to time and again, I would definitely consider trying again at some point in the future.

Photo of sweemzander
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a cloudy golden yellow color. Produced a nice cap of white froth. Great retention and lacing too.

(S)- Just so bone dry with lemongrass and a hint of a grassy funk. Lemon rind in there with a light biscuit yeast. Wonderful.

(T)- Again, it is just so bone dry, but with a slightly more "juicy" middle with some great lmeon lime citrus. Still has the slightly earthy/funky lemongrass kick.

(M)- A lively spritzy carbonation level really adds to this beers crispness and thrist quenching level. Wonderfully dry and minimally earthy with just a tiny bit of sweetness to make this balance beautifully.

(O)- Granted, this is not technically in the same style, but I might prefer this to their classic Saison Dupont. This is just so wonderfully dry, balanced, and layered flavors that would make this ideal to have bottles around when grilling in the backyard in summer time.

Photo of Act25
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall - One of my new favorite belgians. Core addition to your tasting experience.

A: One must observe the many lines of fine champagne bubbles rising in this golden beer to appreciate how well crated and attractive it is. Continuous necklaces of pin point bubbles, finer than any champagne, build a billowing parchment colored head that lasts and laces.

A: The nose is dominated by barnyard Belgian yeast, hay, grass, wet spring, and then early orchard fruit with peppery spice. As expected, and then more. (Orchard, wet grass, you dont quite know what...)

T: follows the smell, but bigger, brighter, and lots of apple orchard fruit. Like you remember it the first time as a kid apple picking in October. Some wood, some spice cabinet, and a long, apple, pear finish with unusual spice cabinet and cedar.

MF: Great finish.

O: As a reviewer wrote the beer offers it all: "sweetness, sourness, dryness, funkiness, fruitiness and spiciness". Fruit: apples, pears and apricots. Sweet dominates early, bitter and dry dominates late.

Must try along with all great Belgians.

Photo of dyfrgi
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Served at 9C, in a small glass. Half a bottle - split with a friend.

Beautifully red-gold, when backlit. Floating particles of yeast.

Characteristic ale smell - acid and dust.

Initially sour and fruity, with a strong yeast flavor following. A touch of sweetness. Some roasted nut flavors in the aftertaste, centered towards the top of the mouth, along with a slight bitterness.

Absolutely lovely mouthfeel - smooth, with a good light carbonation on it.

Photo of benfons
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy blonde colour, little to no head

S: loads of fruit: peach, apricot, hints of grains and even mowed grass

T: less fruits,apple, more grains, slight alcohol

M: a bit thin, rather dry too little carbonation

O: pretty good beer, could use a bit more body and carbonation

Photo of RandomExile
3.15/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: hazy unfiltered orange; full firm white foamy head, no lacing
S: heady: yeast, coriander, citrus, alcohol
T: alcohol, leaf, slightly off-putting savory, apple-peel finish
M: medium-bodied, dry finish
O: Has some great elements, but the weird savory/metallic flavor is

Photo of FrostBlast
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Hazy straw-yellow with a small head despite the apparent high carbonation. The head doesn't stick around too long either. Still has a nice look.

SMELL : First nose is cereals and light pale malt with some typical Belgian yeasty elements. Second nose shows some spices and light fruits, herbs and some hay (most likely from the hops). Third nose emphasizes the grain side and the pale malts with some pears.

TASTE : Bit boozy, but nothing off-putting - it actually serves this brew quite well. Very frank malts and spices and this typical Belgian yeasty side that was on the nose really shines in the mouth. Great stuff. Let's taste again to be sure... oh yeah.

TEXTURE : Typical Belgian ale carbonation, nice thickness to it, feels like it still has a pretty high gravity for a beer with 8,5% alcohol content. Nice roundness.

OVERALL : Dupont always manage to come up with amazing stuff, and this is no exception. I've got a whole case of it and it's not going to last me half as long as I'd like it to. The warm boozy side is going to be great, this winter.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - fully cloudy mustard golden, plenty of suspended sediment, big thum bof white head retained very nicely with consistent lacing
S - herbal and sour citrus yeasty esters dominate the nose, some pale grains and light leafy greens
T - tart sour citrus with dry grains, leafy and mild perfume hops, herbs mix with alcohol sweetness
M - light with big belgian carbonation, tart and crisp with a slightly dry finish, not even close to detecting 8.5% ABV
O - a very drinkable and flavourful brew, keeps to the tenets of the style, would love to have a brew like this on tap locally

Photo of Bung
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz. A darker gold, kind of orangy pour. Two fingers of fluffy white that really retained.

Aroma, citrus zest, barnyard hay. Coriander, some light grainy sweet malt.

Taste, Quite malty up front. Caramel. Very nice yeasty spiciness. Corriander again. Some herbal earthy Italian like spice. Just a light clove. Finish fairly dry.

Heavy side of light body. Creamy carb and mouthfeel. This drinks really nicely. Belgian brews are so hit and miss for me, this one was definetely good. Worth trying.

Photo of MDDMD
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy golden color with a big white head and good lacing

S-bread dough,orange, lemon, yeast, spices

T-yeasty bread dough, orange, lemon, floral, grassy, slightly peppery, crisp slightly bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, creamy with a crisp finish

O-outstanding ale with great flavors and balance, will definitely seek this out again

Photo of elNopalero
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2.012 on cork. Had 5/2013.

This was fantastic. A complete surprise, as it came from a friend (a civilian—aka not a beer geek) who received it in a bet a year ago. Style bias perhaps but this was no where on my radar and now I’m mildly obsessed with getting another bottle of it.

This pours a hazy golden with tight white foaming. It has a surprisingly spicy aroma, peppery and floral. There’s almost a muted hop presence with a herbaceous floral note on it. The flavor has more of the spicy characteristic. Really pleasing and terrifically effervescent. I found it ended with the characteristic Dupont yeasty floral notes & rounded finish. I was pleasantly surprised by this.

Don’t be fooled by the “blonde ale” on the label—this is anything but your run of the mill (bland) blonde ale.

Photo of Boto
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle: Pulled the cork from this and found that it said 2006 on it. It should be interesting to see how it has held up after almost 7 years. It opened with a fairly loud "POP". It pours a fairly clear, darker golden color. There was a small white head on it that didn’t linger long or leave much lacing. The aroma is good, but a bit subdued. Definitely yeasty and bready nose. Lighter aromas of spice, banana and lemon. Maybe a touch of Brett. The taste is very good. It is extremely smooth. Bready, lightly spiced, hint of lemon. A very small hint of sourness. Very nice!

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Moinette Blond from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.