Moinette Blond - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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Reviews by gbontrag:
4.45/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
pop the cork and smell the Dupont. Pretty golden ale with long white meringue that paints impressions on the glass.
Smells of fresh hay in the barn; smells of zesting a lemon in an old windowsill pressing my nose against the window screen smelling must and rust; and erasers from sketching the farm scene outside: Dry fields and wet gravel from the sprinkler watering the lawn.
Carbonation bursts in the mouth with green grapes, cloves, lime skins, starfruit, and new whole wheat sourdough starter that's not yet ripe. This golden ale has a minerally aftertaste like calistoga mineral water, and a little sour twang like fresh whey. There's an oceanic backbone to this as I have images of smelling sea breezes, and the yeast is really strong with a seaweed flavor.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2006 03:52:07 | More by gbontrag
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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 421 ratings.