La Moneuse - Brasserie de Blaugies
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Reviews by drperm:
3.9/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 mL corked bottle, $12.50 at my LBS of choice.
Poured into a Duvel goblet.
First off, VOLCANIC foam once the bottle came open. It blasted over the lip of the bottle and kept on spewing forth for a long time. My guess is that the bottle was slightly too warm (~60 F), and should have been cooled in the fridge for a bit prior to uncorking.
Appearance: Pours a dark pumpkin-tan with a rocky head that fades to vanilla foam. Quite hazy and unfiltered, as a farmhouse should be.
Aroma: Not as strong as I was hoping, especially at room temperature. However, upon breathing for a while, it yielded new surprises. Funky house yeast, hops, mulched soil, cheese rind, potato, cardamom.
Taste: Hay, alcohol (throughout), Saaz (?) hop, coriander, pepper, *sour* apple, pear, toast. Toward the bottom where the yeast is, lots of hominy.
Palate: Nice -- smooth, ever so slightly oily. The sourness makes it thirst-quenching.
Overall: Glad I had this! This isn't my favorite Saison, but I absolutely love the individuality of these farmhouse breweries and am exceedingly glad to be able to get them. This was good -- not great -- with spicy Cajun Shrimp & Grits. It would be excellent with straight-up seafood minimalistically prepared (scallops & prawns pan-seared or grilled with butter, fresh herbs, lemon). Love that sourness.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2008 22:27:50 | More by drperm
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.11/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to hoppypocket for another great trade.
A: Pours a slightly murky reddish pumpkin colour with 5 fingers of big billowy head with plenty of lacing along the sides of the glass.
S: Yeasty bread, fresh cut grass, dry crisp pear, light funkiness with some sweet pale malts in the background.
T: Sweet honey malts upfront followed by fresh cut grass, dry pears, lemon zest and light notes of wet hay.
M: Light bodies and high carbonation. Dry finish.
O: A perfect summer patio beer. Crisp and clean with a pleasant drying finish.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2014 02:33:07 | More by FondueVoodoo
La Moneuse from Brasserie de Blaugies
91 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.