1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Moinette Blond - Brasserie Dupont sprl

Not Rated.
Moinette BlondMoinette Blond

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

467 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 467
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 74
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (19) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Moinette Blond Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 467 | Reviews: 293 | Display Reviews Only:
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 Thebeertree
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 poskok
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 AlexFields
4.4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Pete1991
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of personpitch
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of petitearvine
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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 a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

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 cj8311
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Dirty25
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of lmaduells
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of hurshybear
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Moinette Blond from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.