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La Moneuse - Brasserie de Blaugies

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BA SCORE
91
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214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 25
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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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numenor1

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy light orange with a huge head. Smells very earthy and fruity with noticeable alcohol. The palate is not initially gentle. Upfront is a whack of huge earthy yeastiness and peachy/citrus fruit undercut by substantial hops, but then this smooths out as the beer becomes comforting through the finish, gradually sliding away with orange zest and spiciness through the finish. Not as dry as some saisons, but not at all flabby. Mouthfeel is top notch, very high, yet soft carbonation, so soft in fact, i'd almost prefer it to be a little more abrasive. Drinkability is hurt a bit by the yeast funk, but completely worth it.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 04:24:37 | More by numenor1
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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.

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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 214 ratings.