Moinette Blond - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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Reviews by beerphilosopher:
4.35/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This ale pours a medium gold color with lively carbonation bubbles and a massive, frothy white head that won't subside. A slight haze appears in the beer, especially as the bottle is carefully emptied, as a result of the bottle conditioning. Belgian lacing lines the glassware in thick sheets. The nose is a wonderful combination of raw, funky and spicy notes you'd expect from a world class saison combined with the sweet and fruity notes of a Belgian pale ale. Enchanting peppery notes play off of the tell-tale Belgian yeast in a masterful way. The palate is terrifically spicy and packs a terrific hop smack right up front so you don't confuse this beer with a typical Belgian Pale or Golden ale. Behind the spice, a bouquet of fruity flavors fill the mouth - citrus (lemon) and some papaya are predominant. There is just enough yeasty funkiness here to remind one of Dupont's famous saison. A terrific "hybrid" of two of my favorite styles - I'm really enjoying this one. Incredibly balanced, the aggressive hops and active carbonation assure that this beer is not too heavy on the palate and surprisingly effervescent for the 8.5% ABV. The alcohol strength is very well hidden making this one dangerously drinkable. Smooth finish and incredibly complex, this is a "bigger" version of Dupont's excellent saison in many ways - the spicy, funky character is there but so is the rick, sweet maltiness of a fine Belgian strong pale ... I love it.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2008 18:01:23 | More by beerphilosopher
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4.39/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 14:06:33 | More by sweemzander
4.51/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2014 02:48:36 | More by Act25
Moinette Blond from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.