Moinette Brune - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
330 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before October 2015. This is a style I rarely get around to trying - in fact, I don't think I've ever had any genuine Belgian-made BSDAs, so this one is a bit of a treat for me. Served slightly chilled, and poured into a tulip.
Pours a deep, foggy copper-orange colour, flecked with little specks of yeasty sediment. A modest, off-white head is generated at the surface, which seeps away gradually over the next few minutes, leaving behind a thin, creamy cap. Not much in the way of lacing, but otherwise it's a fine looking Belgian dark ale. Great aroma, with notes of sultana raisin, dates and apricots; very yeasty, with a pleasant banana & toasted malt backbone tying everything together.
Tasty and balanced, with an enjoyable blend of contrasting flavours that work well together. Toasted, nutty malts and caramel sweetness cooperate nicely with vinous, fruity notes of raisins, plums and dates. A slight bubble gum/banana vibe as well, followed by yeast and clove spice. The finish is a mixture of lightly toasted malts, firm spice and some slight heat from the ethanol; very dry and somewhat lingering. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation. A very smooth-drinking dark ale, with just enough fizz to keep the mouthfeel lively, but enough heat to warm your bones a little as the night goes on.
Final Grade: 3.95, on the high end of a B+. Brasserie Dupont's Moinette Brune is a solid Belgian-style dark ale, meeting most of my expectations for the style while remaining quite quaffable. This isn't the most complex Belgian beer I've ever had, but it's still an enjoyable, well-made ale that I could see myself getting again at some point in the future. Not a world-beater, and in a pinch I'd probably stick with one of Unibroue's widely-distributed BSDAs - but this one is a worthy substitute, and any fan of Belgian beers should consider it worth a try.
07-27-2013 20:19:09 | More by thehyperduck
3.9/5 rDev +1%
A - Hazy brune with a fizzy effervescent head. Drops quickly to a thin layer.
S - Big whiff of red wine during the pour. Dark, fruity sugar, earthiness and medicinal notes are strong. Cloves come on strong.
T - Sweet, dark, yeastiness. Not particularly bitter. Impression of soy sauce, apple juice and spices. Lots of alcohol and mustiness.
M - Smooth, fairly light carbonation and medium body.
D - Not too shabby. Lots of complexity packed into this one.
07-04-2013 02:17:06 | More by allergictomacros
3.86/5 rDev 0%
Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a snifter.
A: caramel/copper in colour with a foamy 2 finger head that disappeared quickly.
S: dates, raisins, grapes, spices and yeast.
T: dark fruits, some spices, cloves and the yeast is very present. There is a touch of booze but it is subtle.
M: medium carbonation, medium body.
O: a decent Belgian brown, this is a nice but not outstanding beer. I have been told it is a fairly common or plain beer by a Belgian friend, but I still enjoyed it.
06-29-2013 23:17:59 | More by polloenfuego
Moinette Brune from Brasserie Dupont sprl
87 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.