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Moinette Brune - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
87
very good

265 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-11-2002)
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RoyalT

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Appearance – This Belgian is a nice, not-too-dark brown in color wand cloudy with no transparency. The head is off-white, almost a light yellowish-brown kind of white, that was thick and fluffy.

Smell – This big fella has some strong yeasty notes that lead off the bouquet. There are some super-sweet malts that come next. They are mixed with rich toffee and a buttery aroma. I can smell some fruits, green apples and peach for instance, but this BSDA is focused on the rich, luscious malts.

Taste – The butter and toffee come up bigger at the taste. The malts are lightly toasted with strong caramel. The fruits are non-traditional and tart, like the green apple, but very tasty.

Mouthfeel – This one is super-carbonated with some strong, lip-smacking sugars. It’s not full-bodied but a bit bigger than medium. This ale kept my salivary glands working overtime.

Drinkability – I’ve had more complex BSDAs, but this was very satisfying and hid well the 8.5% ABV.

05-10-2005 01:20:49 | More by RoyalT
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-17-2013 04:38:24 | More by cam477
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-06-2013 16:06:37 | More by beerhunter13
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.63/5  rDev -6%

Had this as a sample at the Great Lost Bear with my wife. The beer has a huge lace with a nice brown color

The nose is sweet strawberries with a nice malt backing very unique

The taste starts sweet maltyness with a hint of vanilla the taste slowly turns to a slight bitterness as the carbonation dissipates

09-12-2011 01:37:48 | More by bishopdc0
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Billolick

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

Large bottle, with cork and cage. Pours an unusual shade of soft dark brown. Cloudy, some lacing, nose is Yeasy, musty, earthy. Medium to full bodied, lucious mouthfeel, this beer caresses the tongue. Notes of plums, earth,fruit. Sweeter earlier and finishes with a tartness. Sophisticated brew. Interesting, differant and complex. Another tasty creation from Dupont. Worth seeking out.

05-23-2004 11:22:34 | More by Billolick
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

Single bottle, part of a Dupont release at the LCBO.

Poured into an Affligem goblet. Bright caramel brown in colour, with about a half inch of head that recedes into a thin ring. Nice looking brew.

Nose is very fruity and quite on par for the style - grape, plum, raisin, dates - with spices and a bit of yeast.

The fruit, spices and bready flavors are all there, but there's that strong yeast component that isn't hitting me right, and the brew is quite boozy. Very sweet.

Carbonation is very sharp and it feels a bit off.

Not sure if this is my own personal preferences or just a less than stellar example of the style, but in either case I wasn't too impressed with this.

04-20-2013 18:42:52 | More by JohnnyBarman
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jakester

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +11.4%

I got this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a wine glass.

Pours a cloudy reddish-orange with a 1/2 finger head of off-white foam. Head falls to islands and a ring, with minimal lacing.

Aroma is fairly strong fruits like dark cherries , dates, and figs, with some musty barnyard funk and yeast thrown in. Smells inviting.

Flavor is big, dark, sweet malts, fruity as hell, with notes of cherries, dates, and plums. Nice Belgiany barnyard funk and yeast, with alcohol coming through as it warms. Slightly sour, which is a nice touch. Hop character is minimal. Aftertaste is long, caramely, and warm.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fizzy. It's kind of on the sweet side, and sweet and warm in the finish.

This is a delicious Belgian strong dark. Darkly fruity, sweet with a touch of sour, good phenolics, all make this an enjoyable experience. Not as cloying or overbearing as some Brunes. Highly recommended.

12-13-2005 18:26:07 | More by jakester
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%

Hazed medium brown with an orangey cast of glowing light, nice semi-rocky head climbs to over an inch in height. Laces in delicate strings to begin with, later in incomplete sheets. Aroma of medium-ripe peach, slightly astringent, some bitter baker's chocolate. Lighter mouthfeel, spritzy and animated carbonation. I like the complexity in this one, some sour cherries, bitter alkaloid senses, and that underlying bitter chocolate that is especially notable close to the finish. Not as sweet or heavy as some of the darker Belgian brews can be, and I usually like the maltier renditions, but this one was a nice change of pace and works well for me as a beer.

08-31-2005 23:29:41 | More by ADR
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Sweet yeasty nose, sweet at the start with an acidic yeasty finish, quite malty, medium body, but not really my style of beer, but not too bad at all, well made.

08-11-2002 15:27:23 | More by rastaman
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

2010 on the cork
(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer has a champagne pop filling the glass with ¾ of light tan foam before eventually settling to a walnut brown hazy body with a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The soft malt sweetness has a nutty note to it with a yeasty ester note of dark raisins and some brown candy sugar notes in the finish.

T- The nutty woody character to the dark caramel and pot caramel flavors has a slight sweet malt flavor. There are some dark dried fruit notes that lead to a crisp fizz finish. There is a slight vinous alcohol heat in the aftertaste.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a very soft alcohol heat warmth and a tight fizz.

O- This beer has a nice blend of malt and pot caramel with some interesting yeast ester character. The vinous note in the finish blends well with the other flavors. Very tasty twist for a dark Belgian beer.

01-08-2013 20:42:19 | More by rhoadsrage
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-03-2013 20:49:46 | More by ste5venla
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-15-2012 19:39:15 | More by Varkias41
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MaevaS

France

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-30-2013 18:46:48 | More by MaevaS
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

2003.
Scarlet bronze with floating debris and a retaining skim of milky beige.
Fragrant of cork and cedar, and seared bosc pear, brown sugar, and dandelion.
Enters, first, with a fig like maltiness. Traced with burnt sugars, and phantoms of maple. Fruity, with apples skins, and hard pears, ripening sweeter as it rests. Woody midsection full of cedar, sawdust, and dry pine. Ends with a lingering pear notion and pangs of leafy weed bitterness.
Modestly round in body, with a lightening carbonation. This is sating and drinkable in moderate amounts.
A solid version that's about a peg below earthshaking.

02-12-2005 07:51:42 | More by cokes
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

Sweetish overall smooth drinking dubbel.Secondary bitterness aids drinkability particualrly with food, as does understated carbonation. Deep brown with some white head. Malty yeasty aroma. Medium, almost creamy mouthfeel. Mild yeasty spiciness. Drying aftertaste.

07-13-2008 03:36:23 | More by Sammy
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sfprint

Germany

3.63/5  rDev -6%

A: Light cola color, sediment falling slowly down center with minor carbonation sliding up the edges, looks syrupy. Short, fairly even head.
S: Complicated, sweet, dark fermenting fruit. I would compare it to black cherry as some sort of analog. Intense. Coffee, caramel.
T: Bitter, woody, slightly sweet, lemon.
M: Decent mild carbonation, medium body.
O: Decent, though not outstanding.

03-24-2011 01:56:35 | More by sfprint
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beer64nut

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-01-2014 01:49:29 | More by beer64nut
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MiScusi

California

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%

On tap at the Back Abbey in Claremont, CA. Pours a brownish with a light tan head. The smell is, of course, belgiany. The tate has that earth, dirt, and grape smell. The taste is earthy, fruity in the grape variety and light overall. Not a thick beer, goes down fairly easily. Interesting and pretty good for a dark belgian ale.

06-21-2008 08:49:37 | More by MiScusi
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

A recent addition to the Okie beer scene. Review from notes

Pours an effervescent orange/caramel with one finger of tan head.

Some head retention & lacing

S: Slight sourness, a touch of brown bread & some orchard fruit as this warms

T: Candi sugar, brown bread, caramel & apple skins & cherry fruittyness up front. Mustyness, woody dryness are here as this warms, along with more apple peels & a booze tinge. Finishes dry, woody & somewhat funky, almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Soft & effervescent at the same time, medium bodied

Drinks alright, didn't quite pull together, a decent Brune...

05-15-2010 03:06:25 | More by russpowell
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-28-2013 14:30:57 | More by Seaba
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bditty187

Nebraska

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%

2003

Lightly hazy, tawny-coppery-reddish brown in hue, the color has lovely depth to it. The head was off-white in color with hints of beige in the foam as well. At its highest point the foam was a massive three fingers in height. Head retention was solid; it slowly faded to a bubbly cap of a half finger in height. This cap did get smaller overtime but it did last the entire consumption. There was no subsequent lacing on either pour into my Duvel glass. Odd. And disappointing. Even with this flaw in the appearance this beer does look very pleasant… if not unremarkable.

The nose is a strong mix of toasty caramel malts that exude wonderful sweetness and this mingled perfectly with an array of fruity qualities like red apples, dates, raisins, plums, figs, and then the nose kicks into a bready, candy sugar, alcohol vibe. I like the dark rum aromas. I can’t forget to mention those lovely peppery, lightly tart and clove smells. I really like everything the nose offers, it is not extremely complex but it is quite lovely. Inviting.

The palate is a bit less complex then the nose indicated. Most of the qualities detected previously are accounted for but there is a bit of hotness from the alcohol that drowns out some of the softer flavors. This beer warms my belly more then it should, even with the 8+% abv. The malt is not as tasty as I had hoped either. There is some yummy caramel but it lacks depth and secondary flavors. I like the sweetness but I want more. The fruitiness doesn’t blend with the malt because of the alcohol. I get apples, plums, figs coated in candy sugar and a kiss of marshmallow infused melon. Peppery, clove underbelly. The finish is weak and the beer falls apart, it is curt on the aftertaste as well. The overall flow of the palate could be much improved. It was a good match with my fruit bowl. Disappointing when it flew solo.

Almost medium in body, the carbonation is moderately low; the mouthfeel is satisfactory. There is nothing noteworthy about it; I guess I would call it utilitarian.

Well… this beer is drinkable, no doubt. But there is nothing special about it. I like it but I’m not in a real hurry to drink it again because it lacks a hook to catch my attention. This bottle was purchased in Minneapolis, MN and it has chilled in my cellar for a few months. I must note, that his beer is available in Omaha now; maybe I will try a fresh bottle… if the price is right. Worth a try if you haven’t.

06-11-2005 14:07:56 | More by bditty187
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Backer2004

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

One of the beers at the Charlotte Oktoberfest that I was looking forward to sampling and finally got my hands on it. Lighter than I imagined with a nice frothy white head that did not dissipate in the sampling glass. Great example of the Strong Dark Ale style. Easy to consume and the spicy esters make for a enjoyable experience.

10-01-2007 01:39:55 | More by Backer2004
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dgallina

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%

750 ml bottle. Cork dated 2004, with no freshness or best-before date.

Poured a cloudy light brown with chunky tan head and light-to-moderate lacing. Aroma full of caramel malts, dark fruit, and earthy yeast. Flavor starts with sweet caramel malts and finishes nicely tart, dry and spicy. Somewhat creamy, medium-bodied mouth-feel.

Pleasant, though the flavor doesn't quite live up to the appearance or aroma.

09-04-2005 03:52:16 | More by dgallina
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-27-2012 16:30:15 | More by Beertracker
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -18.4%

Appearance: Brownish orange, with not that much head that died off quickly.

Smell: Green apple aromas at first, followed by a freshly written off the blackboard chalky feeling, and then...dizzying and chemical like a felt pen marker.

Taste: Chocolate malty sweet, with some brown sugar, not much else.

02-26-2005 03:16:14 | More by Goldorak
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Moinette Brune from Brasserie Dupont sprl
87 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.