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Moinette Blond - Brasserie Dupont sprl

Moinette BlondMoinette Blond

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403 Ratings

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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%

Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub & Cafe in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 01:09:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New York

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at double windsor in brooklyn for saison night.

Pours an amazing looking cloudy gold with a good sized white head for the abv

Smells of fruity hops upfront some bananna

Taste is nice and hoppy upfront that smooths out to a brilliant spiced honey

Mouthfeel is light and pretty highly carbonated

Overall amazing strong saison easily the star of the night

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2012 22:44:13 | More by joefuzz
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New York

3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into tasting glass.

A: Pale gold, slightly hazy, good head and lace.

S: Belgian yeast very strong. Doughy.

T: Deep strong malts. Fruity citrus notes and spicy strongly aromatic hops.

M: High carbonation, low attenuation. Makes for quite drinkable brew.

Reviews from notes.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2011 04:47:10 | More by atlason
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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sycamore - Columbia, MO.

A - Poured a cloudy, golden color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left soapy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of dried fruits - mostly green apple. It had a nice yeasty aroma with some grains, too.

T - It tasted very spicy with a touch of pepper - very yeasty! It had great fruity flavors of green apple. Nice caramel and grain backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a fantastic brew. Nice to have it on tap at Sycamore.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2011 02:53:27 | More by zeff80
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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

455th review on BA

App- This was a vibrant golden yellow with a a 1 1/2 in head and lace all around.

Smell- So many things going on even in a draft glass of this. You get a nice wheat base with a matching yeast profile and then some fruits and a little spice as well.

Taste- It wasnt as sweet as I would have thought and a slight acidy citrus flavor is dominant. At the same time a grassy? yeastiness is prevelant with a bit of pepper notes and some spice.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a high carbonation. A little dance of bubbles across the palate and some wheat flavors with a bit of lemon peel.

Drink- This was a great pale ale with a twist. Big ABV and flavors. I could drink this all night long. I would like to have a bottle or two around the house.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2011 05:24:20 | More by FosterJM
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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bull's Head in Lititz.
Served to me with a finger of creamy white head. Good retention and lacing. Color is a bright gold with a fair amount of cloudiness. Smell is fruity, yeasty and bready. Apple and pear notes mix with a zesty yeast aroma of coriander and pepper. Palate is complex, yet very approachable. Same fruity and spicy flavors from the nose. Alcohol is hidden very well, making this a dangerous brew. Quite a well made brew.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2011 17:56:29 | More by JunkYardJake
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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is foggy golden honey brown, a good white head leaving lots of lacing,

The smell is complex, spicy oranges with yeast and some hops.

The taste has a fruit sugar quality with loads of spicy ingredients, bitter oranges developing into a lasting bitterness.

Low carbonation, a fresh body and a good warm and dry finish.

An unexpected pleasant experience.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2010 21:29:20 | More by rarbring
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, yeast, slight pale malt, hint of citrus, hint of hops, and dough. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness noticeable. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, hops, slight wheat, and dough. Overall, good aroma, blend, body, and appearance.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2010 21:05:09 | More by Tone
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New York

4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at The Olde Forge in Lanesborough,MASS.. Served from the tap in a goblet type belgian glass. Outstanding beer..Taste reminded me of Nilla Wafers (this is an absolute highbrow comparison)..Had to order another just to make sure..Look forward to enjoying this beer again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2009 23:45:20 | More by crunkonthereg
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. 1 finger of pillowy foam rests on top of a golden body. Aroma is beautiful. Refreshing belgian yeast, clove and banana dominate. Lacing is soapy and lingers for just a bit. Worth mentioning is that I swear I saw a dinosaur silhouette in the lacing, brachiosaurus, I believe. Allowed the beer to warm to desired temperature while I researched the name of the dinosaur that I saw in the lacing. Anywho...taste is all that, and a bag of chips. Amazing masking of 8.5% ABV. Sweet citrus and Belgian yeast dominates the taste. Just beautiful. Simply.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2009 04:33:02 | More by KickbacksSteve
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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looking at my old review of this beer, I can only presume that the on-tap version is fresher and substantially better.

Thick, dense head that leaves great, chunky lace. Cloudy and orange-amber. The aroma is earthy, grainy and dry. The flavor is complex: smooth and light, some sourness but there is a solid hop kick at the swallow although the aftertaste has the sourness show up again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2009 02:16:00 | More by smcolw
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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This wasn't what I was expecting. For some reason I didn't think this would be as sweet as it was. That aside this was a pretty good beer.
Smells sweet and fruity, the taste was much of the same. Some good apple and pear flavors for me. I noticed the alcohol in this but it wasn't too strong. I also pickedup some spice in this. Overall a good beer. Not my thing, but still pretty good

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2009 03:16:49 | More by aaronxsubaru
Photo of tempest


4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul. Appeared in a red wine glass with a couple finger of head and a hazy yellow body. Man, this was a heck of a beer to start the night with. Not much else I drank could keep up with it. Big spicy vanilla, toasted bread rolls with citrus zest and biting hops - lots going on. And compared to other Beglians, like the Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard (which is also a great beer) I had afterward, the flavors are very rich. The beer doesn't overpower your taste buds like a DIPA, but it's not all mellow, subtle flavor. Clearly an excellent Belgian. One of the best I've tried in the style. No Question.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2009 22:40:07 | More by tempest
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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this excellent beer at Max's the other night. Not exactly sure why I haven't reviewed ths beer before now.

The beer pours an attractive gold color with decent head retention and lacing. This beer is very attractive on the nose, with lots of honey, light butter, citrus and Belgian spice. The flavors on the palate entirely replicate the nose, except the beer is considerably more hoppy then I had expected. While moderately sweet, the hoppy citrus really keeps the sweetness in check, making for a very delicious and drinkable beer. One would never guess the 8.5% abv., which is well disguised.

An altogether excellent beer. Perhaps my favorite of the Dupont line.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2008 15:43:32 | More by johnmichaelsen
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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from the taps at Rittenhouse square location of Tria in Philly.

A-Hazy yellow-gold color topped with a stark white hed with very good retention but it did not leave a ton of lace.

S-Bananas, yeasty, bread dough, fruity, peppery nose

T-Spicy hops hit 1st with a medium but firm bitterness, this is followed by the banana and more pepper. Fruits like apple and pear come in in the middle. There is various light sweet type tastes as well like simple syrup, rock candy, and caramel.

M-Creamy, medium body. Perfcet carbonation.

D-Pretty good. I could have a few of these.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2008 00:17:38 | More by jackorain
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great brew from Dupont.
Hazy gold with a frothy white head served at The Dirty Truth in a Moinette chalice.
Smell is earthy and yeasty...some hints of citrus.
Taste is sweet and yeasty....some honey..citrus....hints of pome fruits, alcohol and a dry hop bitter finish.
Mouthfeel was medium to heavy...carbonation was medium.
A good one to sip ....at 8.5 % this will kick your ass.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2007 14:17:35 | More by Hautacam
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New York

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

4/3/2007 $7.00 On tap at d.b.a. in NYC.


Poured into the same Orval chalice I own! Emerges from the tap a hazy deep golden/peach topped by a thin bit of white head that has some lasting power.


Ahh, the smell of Belgium! A blend of doughy yeast, bubblegum and a faint undercurrent of pepper and herbs. Delightful!


Slick/oily mouthfeel coupled with the overwhelming sensation of bubble-yum bubblegum. Start to finish this is dominated by bubblegum, but towards midsip a bit of black pepper and a touch of alcohol creep in. Truly unique, and appealing, this is a nice BSPA that I could sip all day.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2007 14:05:20 | More by cbl2
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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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2006 17:30:01 | More by DaPeculierDane
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3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Let me start off by saying that I thought that this was a Saison. Shows what I know.

Sampled at the Hopleaf in Chicago...in the proper glassware no less.

This comes off-the-tap a dull, hazy gold with just the finest skim of head. Absolutely no lace is observed.

The nose is full of spiciness; cloves, fresh-cut grass, hay, lemon, and the slightest click of floral hoppiness. A touch of Saison-yeast funk.

The taste is somewhat of a letdown: more cloves and spice, but a rather astringent and puckering bitterness that hits after the wave of pepper and dulled lime. Malt flavor is stocky and dry through and through.

Powdery and dry on the mouth, the bitterness and semisweet nature of this beer keep the drinkability much less than this breweries ceaselessly schwillable Saison Dupont.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2006 19:25:53 | More by GreenWBush
Photo of Westsidethreat


3.23/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Orangish gold...cloudy and unfiltered. Well done head that stayed as a lily tight lily pad across the top leaving trails of web down the glass.

S: Smells like, well...iced tea. Banana esters and yeasty.

T: Again, tastes like tea. Notes of bread, citrus, raisins...soap. Bitterness towards the end.

M: Good mouthfeel. Solid body with near perfect carbonation.

D: I'm going to need to give this beer another shot. I really wasn't a huge fan at all.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2006 05:04:40 | More by Westsidethreat
Photo of NoLiberty


4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The little blond nun makes me feel good with this beer. Aroma opens with thoughts of home, a wood stove and baking apples in the oven. Very nice. It pours delicately with a straight up yellow appearance reminiscent of drying straw. It's initial taste is pleasant but with strong alcohol (remember it is 8.5% - yikes) with wheatiness. It's big but still leaves room for food. Finish is hops. I'd like more in the mouth but due to its strength it's quite amazing the beer feels so light. Goes down easy and wakes up groggy.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2005 02:00:54 | More by NoLiberty
Photo of grassrootsVT


3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at monks:

This beer was part of the brasserie dupont/vanberg and dewulf beer dinner at monks on may 10th. Moinette literally means "little nun" - a play on not paying service to an abbaye... it's aroma opens with a reminder of baked apple and was poured a pale yellow straw color with very little head retention. However, each refill [from a pitcher] poured more carbonated and with a better layer of disappearing foam. Tasting notes included notions of high alcohol, a light body [wheaty?]...a great and enjoyable beer who's mouthfeel is thin but amply big in flavor. Drinkability? Extremely high...but watch out. At 8.5%, you'd better watch out for the little nun's sneak attack.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2005 15:49:21 | More by grassrootsVT
Photo of 99bottles


4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Monk's, this beer is served in a tulip. Its body has a peach-golden color, and a tight head of an inch has average retention. Active carbonation. The initial smells are of spicy phenols; pepper and sharp citrus or corriander. Below these lingers a muted funk smell, somewhat moldy, somewhat lactic. The taste is very clean. It first hits with a dry sweetness and some sharp sour citrus notes of lemon, maybe ginger. These quickly back off as the spiciness shows. Finally, the taste and aroma of hops wrap the ending together and give a long satisfying aftertaste. The sweet/sour/spicy/hoppy combination is wonderfully complex and quite enjoyable. Easy to drink, easy to love. A great beer from DuPont.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2004 19:09:43 | More by 99bottles
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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 01:46:02 | More by dyfrgi
Photo of benfons


3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 20:58:20 | More by benfons
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Moinette Blond from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.