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La Moneuse - Brasserie de Blaugies

La MoneuseLa Moneuse

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

203 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%


Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
La Moneuse is named for A. J. Moneuse (b. 1768), a famous local bandit and gang leader, and ancestor of the brewers’ family. It is a classic "saison" beer by virtue of its strength and its earthy, aged quality. It has a hardy, semi-dry malt character, a fresh but not overpowering hoppiness, abundant yeasty, fruity flavors and a fairly strong, but pleasant and enticing mustiness.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 10-04-2002)
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Reviews by drperm:
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drperm

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
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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A: Reddish golden body, with very active carbonation. Off white head, massive! Great retention and lots of lacing.

S: Bready and sweet. Spicy. Typical Belgian phenols- wet grass and straw,

T: Flavor follows the aroma. Caramel throughout, with a bread character. Comes in spicy, stays sweet to the end, with a slightly bitter finish.

M: Medium body with lots of carbonation. Slightly dry, more at the end, but not so much to unbalance the sweet flavors.

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La Moneuse from Brasserie de Blaugies
91 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.