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Moinette Blond - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

441 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 66
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-14-2001)
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Reviews by silenius:
Photo of silenius
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pure wonderment. I had this beer for the first time at the Hopleaf with Drewbage when he was in Chicago. I really enjoyed it then, so I bought a few bottles for home.

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a big rocky white head. What more could you ask for?!?!

The smell is a hoppy, floral, herbal concoction with fresh bread and pepper mixed in. Wow! Slightly skunky as well, but I like that.

Each sip of this beer makes me want another. It tastes like Spring to me. Wonderously crisp, hoppy, and herbal with a slight spicey floral character. It really tastes like Spring feels to me. Wonderful.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. I love the way this feels.

I could open one after another of these incredible beers!

silenius, May 12, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter golden color with a huge fluffy/sticky head,aroma was spicey and citruisy and lightly grassy.The taste is lemony with some pepper notes some yeastiness in there as well,very refreshing tasting.For the alcohol content this is very easy to drink,I really like this beer I have to say.

oberon, Jan 31, 2004
Photo of cam477
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

cam477, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Maduro for $3 during happy hour.

Pours into a pilsener tulip a murky golden apricot with a massive white head that slowly rescinds to beautiful lace.

Smells astringently citric. Really above and beyond normal citrus levels for a beer like this. Lemon grass, oranges, limes, and apricots. Some barnyard hay but not nearly as much as in the bottle.

Spicy, biting lemon grass dominates the front of the taste. There is some chalkiness from the yeast. Spice profile contains pepper, ginger, and coriander. It matches the citrus well. Brady middle and coarse finish. Medium body, tiny and attacking carbonation.

Very drinkable.

This is an in your face brew. The citrus and spice are intense to say the least. Although it doesn’t have the Saison elements that I love in Dupont’s beers, it is certainly an interesting and flavorful pale ale.

DaPeculierDane, Nov 28, 2006
Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A different beer. Cloudy orange, with a thick white head; very sticky. Grainy aroma, some orange, some herbs. It had a sweet orange taste, herbs again (I swear I tasted some thyme), with hops appearing late. A robust beer, very enjoyable. One that I will want to drink again.

lordofthewiens, Oct 03, 2006
Photo of warnerry
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

warnerry, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Todd
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A smooth and powerful blond coloured beer. Mild banana and clove in the taste. Dry and crisp with a steady sweetness and raw peppery hop notes (from dry hopping). Delicious.

Todd, Oct 14, 2001
Photo of Jason
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.2 bottle with no freshness date, this is not a problem though being that it is a bottle conditioned brew at 8.5% abv.

Appearance: Insane head retention leaves an incredible Brussels lace all the way down the glass, hazy hay yellow hue show this brew is in the raw.

Smell: Spicy, yeasty, fruity, lively and very aromatic at that. Rustic with hints of coriander and black pepper like phenols. What a wild nose!

Taste: Bottle conditioned smoothness is picked up right away, so sublime to the touch. Moderate body with a fluffy crispness which makes it oh so drinkable. Spicy from the hop first then the phenols and finally the spices hold the coriander out in front. Raw flavours of yeast and grain are earthy and grassy, sweetness comes in many layers of maltiness and fruitiness. Hints of apple and pear stem from the complex fruitiness. Finishes with a cloudy mélange of a rustic dryness of flavours in the beginning.

Notes: A killer Saison, the dreamy flavours nearly numbs the senses of the taste buds. A prize brew to be had and one I will make sure to have around.

Jason, Oct 17, 2002
Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Large bottle, caged and corked. Cork says 2004. Pours with active, but not out of control carbonation, light straw in color, with some floating sediment, a large, white,puffy and long lasting head, leaving lovely sticky and well spread out, thick lacing. Nose is floral and spicy. This is a heady, tasty and satisfying Belgian, notes of pepper, vanilla, spicy hops and honey. Yeasty, cloudy , nutty late pour. Smooth mouthfeel, just a great beer all around, bring on the spicy food, salads, and/or BBQ ! Another great saison from Dupont.

Billolick, Apr 12, 2006
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Marius, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of marquinoftroy
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I initially tried this beer straight from my frig. Doesn't smell strong, smelled like Belgian sweetness. My first impression of it was fine, but it got way better as it warmed up. I thought it was the best when almost room temp, around the 60 degree ballpark.

marquinoftroy, Jan 26, 2011
Photo of ADR
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful head and carbonation, a good stiff inch of stiff foam. Paler, hazy gold color. Grapey, winey aroma, acid cut to the nose. A bit of true bitter to the flavor, like a Scots Whisky compared to a Bourbon's sweetness, with a decided hoppy close of citrus. Maybe a little less dry than the Saison, but bolder in flavor. Medium mouthfeel, carbonation is very well controlled. A little more sweetness is in order for me, though I'm sure this brew has its fans.

ADR, Aug 05, 2002
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle with rust around the crown but when I pop the cap let's out a big gasp of carbonation, so I think it was sealed properly. Either way got the bottle on the discount shelf at D's sixpack for 1.99 not bad, eh? Appearance: Huge four fingers worth of white froth bubbly white head leaves fine evenly patterend Belgian style lace, the body glows a golden amber blonde tone very nice. Aroma: Tart apples grassy semi sweet notes mild alcohol phenols some slight funky musty notes and seems cidery in nature. Taste: This is the questionable aspect big musty horse blanket notes sediment layers lie in the bottom of the glass tart apple notes funky yeast pale sweet malt tone hoppy finish for a Belgian not bad. Mouthfeel: Medium body fine bubbly champagne like carbonation. Drinkability: I could definitely partake in this brew again preferrably a bigger bottle, oh yeah.

WVbeergeek, Apr 16, 2004
Photo of OStrungT
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer porus a cloudy golden yellow color with a very thick fluffy whaite head with a slight orange tint to it. The head fades so slowly, that I almost wonder when I will get to drink this beer. It meaves a massive amount of laces on the glass.

This beer has an earthy yeast aroma. It smells spicy. It has a pleasent citrus aroma also. It has a slight banana aroma also. Cloves are slightly present in the nose as well.

This beer tastes very much like it smells. Up front it is yeasty. A lemony citrus flavor is present along with some spicy flavors. Cloves are present.

This beer goes down smooth, leaving a spicy earthy aftertaste. This beer is very crisp and refershing. This beer might be just a touch overcarbonated, but not so much that it detracts from the flavor.

I think this beer would make a great session beer. However, it is slightly high in alcohol, so too many glasses might become a slight problem. This is a very good beer. I will definately have it again.

OStrungT, May 26, 2006
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Hazy straw color.Thick frothy head. Nice lacing.

Smell - Grassy hops, bananas, apples, pineapples, pears, cloves. Minor honey and toffee notes. Lastly some bread and spices.

Taste - Sweet fruits. Nice grassy hops. The pale malts provide a nice sturdy background. The bananas, apples, pineapples, and pears fruits provide excellent structure. Nice spicy aftertaste that lingers.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied wonderful carbonation that's not overpowering.

Drinkability - Wonderful bspa. Incredibly drinkable at 8.5%.

stereosforgeeks, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of hagbergl
5/5  rDev +19%

hagbergl, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2009 is stamped on the cork
(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy golden orange body after a soft pop of the cork and a thin big bubbled ring of white is supported by a lazy carbonation.

S- The clean aroma has a soft dry grapefruit Brett not to it but that is about it.

T- The mineral water flavor blends with some dry caramel malt and a soft dry bitterness in the dry finish. There is some Brett grapefruit notes that grow just a bit as the beer opens.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with no real carbonation and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer is nice to drink even though more carbonation would have really helped out. The Brett flavor carries the beer as the rest is pretty light. I was surprised at the taste when I pulled the cork and saw it was a 2009.

rhoadsrage, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

ste5venla, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of CTague
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%

CTague, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of ggaughan
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just picked up this bottle the other day at the Foodery in Philly. The beer poured a hazy golden color with a thick, crispy white head. The aroma is a citrusy and a bit sweet. The taste is a balance of sweet and tart, a bit earthy and a little bit of a spicy/hoppy bite on the backend. Nice representation of the saison style, as all Dupont beers are. Ringing in at 8.5% abv, this is a deceiving beer. I enjoy this beer and find it pretty drinkable despite the high abv.

ggaughan, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle.

This beer pours a hazy, muddled medium golden amber colour, with specks of ground pepper sediment strewn throughout, and a teeming tower of rather puffy, and thinly foamy egg-shell white head, which leaves some random broken trellises of lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of strong and spicy grainy wheat malt, earthy yeast, aerosol black pepper, flat citrus, stewed apple and pear, subtle coriander, and a faint warming alcohol. The taste is equally complex - semi-sweet wheat and grain malt, pithy citrus, mildly funky yeast, white and black pepper, somewhat astringent alcohol, more apple/pear drupe fruitiness, and earthy, leafy, and kind of perfumed hops.

The carbonation is on the soft side, just a soothing frothiness throughout, the body a decent medium weight, well smooth, clean, and perhaps a touch creamy. It finishes fairly off-dry, the fruity malt carrying on, with some funky, zingy yeast, and latent booze keeping things on the level. Ok, more of a precipice, but still.

An enjoyable enough strong Belgian pale ale, lots of fruit and spice, with the alcohol just percolating under the surface. I would imagine that this would be an agreeable way to see the sights and get high in Hainaut, or blasted in Bruges.

biboergosum, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -4.8%

mdaschaf, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Varkias41
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After pouring carefully, take a few minutes to bask in the gorgeous golden glow of this glorious beer. The thick head gradually dissipates leaving a permanent film over the hazy beer and lovingly laces the glass. The room fills with a fresh, floral aroma. The first taste is so... complex. Malts, hops, and spices all distinct yet experienced simultaneously. Alcohol is present, but welcome. This beer pairs well with patience. Be sure to drink with enough time to truly appreciate all this wonderful brew has to offer.

Varkias41, May 07, 2004
Photo of cclark67789
5/5  rDev +19%

cclark67789, Mar 01, 2013
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Moinette Blond from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.