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La Moneuse Spéciale Noël - Brasserie de Blaugies

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BA SCORE
87
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2002

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Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edhizdeid
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Has a slightly beige, stable head, with a murky brown,cherry red color.

Smells of spicy, sweeter malts, with citraic and floral notes to it, along with clove, sharp pepper and nutmeg. On top of that settles a slightly fermented cherry fruitiness, complimenting to the spices.

Begins with a noteable metallic carbonation, toffeeish malts and peppery spices. Tastes actually much dryer than expected, the brew got a decent bitter, semi-dry hoppiness to it, providing a unique approach for this being a christmas beer. Not actually particularly sweet, but well balanced, due to many typical Saison aspects. Dough, slightly funky yeast among a crisp dryness, with hints of fruit to add depth to the taste. Finishes heavy on the spices, peppery, with a lot of cloves visible and bready malts.

Photo of ronricorossi
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Boston_Steve
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of darcange
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of peensteen
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of RandomExile
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: brownish red, very nearly opaque, just revealing shadows against direct light; no head; spotty lacing
S: savory, meaty, fruit and apple-y
T: a bit too meaty/savory, but still a quality apple/fruit flavor
M: medium-bodied, dryish
O: The intangibles come down favorably. The apple outweighs the savory, and it finishes satisfactorily. Decent, but I wouldn't pursue it.

12oz / Snifter / VGP

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of MRsojourner
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, on special from Hop City

A: Pours a beautiful, clear amber color with almost four fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: An interesting mixture of Saison and Quad aromas. A fig sweetness is the strongest aroma, though it's quickly followed up by orange bitters, peppercorn, and bit of sour cherry that becomes stronger when the beer sits for a bit.

T: Lots of flavors are all coming together here. Sweetness comes in the form of plum and a bit of chocolate, though the beer stays quite dry. Spice comes in the way of peppercorn. Sour cherry in the background adds some complexity.

M: Medium thickness with very high carbonation.

O: A very interesting Saison. Dark fruit, plum, spices, and a bit of sour cherry, all while staying nice and dry - I've never had a beer quite like it. Certainly enjoyable, certainly odd.

Photo of bigedct
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jessicapreuss
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Big white head on a deep reddish amber body. Some chunks floating about. Thick collar and a few islands.

Smell - Fruity. Kind of a cherry tartness. A little bit of grain, but mostly esters.

Taste - Fruitiness persists. Sharp acidic flavor. Not tart, but acidic. Spicier here, but not a strong spiciness. Sweet. Grainy.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated. Sweet. Medium bodied.

Overall - Well made. Nothing exciting. I could drink it all day though.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy dark tan head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, spices, and some oxidized aromas. Taste is much the same with spice flavors on the finish. There is 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 an above average beer that is drinkable but is showing some signs of oxidation.

Photo of Peyton5410
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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La Moneuse Spéciale Noël from Brasserie de Blaugies
87 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.