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La Moneuse - Brasserie de Blaugies

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 29
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies visit their website

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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Photo of FondueVoodoo
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.

FondueVoodoo, May 04, 2014
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -2.2%

ste5venla, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of raindog814
4.5/5  rDev +10%

raindog814, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

delgotit99, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of MacStinson
4.5/5  rDev +10%

MacStinson, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of little_star
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

little_star, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of KingdomBobcat
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

KingdomBobcat, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Ben7773
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Ben7773, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

22Blue, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Badger6
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 750mL bottle into a tulip.

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.

O: A well made, balanced saison. It is different than the typical saison, while not as light or dry, is still quite enjoyable.

Badger6, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of jculler82
4.5/5  rDev +10%

jculler82, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of bouncepass
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

bouncepass, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Hoernkeem710
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Hoernkeem710, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of dar482
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark reddish copper with a light white head.

The aroma has caramel sweetness, Saison yeast and breadiness. A good amount of phenolic and spice.

The flavor follows as that caramel flavor drives throughout the beer. There's some spiciness along with the breadiness and yeast character. More towards a sweeter saison than a dry one. Reminded me of some Fantomes I've had.

A well made saison for those interested in something different from a light, refreshing dry versions of the beer.

dar482, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Torst. Nice amber copper color with nice frothy head. Classic farmhouse aromas of rye and wheat with big farmhouse aromas...peppery notes like crazy. Taste is again classic farmhouse. ..peppery rye with some slight wild character. Deff some adjunct like corn in here...
so smooth and a pleasure to drink. Awesome brew. A true whore to the style and this does not disappoint. A near perfect Saison.

DrinkSlurm, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of czillmer
4.5/5  rDev +10%

czillmer, Feb 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

stealth, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

iL0VEbeer, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of mwilbur
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear dark golden yellow with high carbonation producing a massive 4-5 inch light tan head. Excellent retention and lacing.
S: Barnyard funk, citrus, a minerally/musty/earthy note, spicy hops, and smells dry. Quite complex and intriguing.
T: A strong effervescent champagne-like note hits immediately, quickly followed by citrus and clove, then also quickly followed by banana, melon, barnyard funk, hay, spicy hops, soft but sweet caramel malt, and a hint of dry pear. Wow...super complex. Love it.
M: Loads of effervescence from the carbonation. Light-medium body. Smooth, mildly sweet, and with a slightly oily feel up front, turning towards a distinctly and prominently dry finish. Lingers and matures nicely on the palate (more barnyard funk and herbal tea qualities emerge here).
D: Outstanding...what a treat! A superbly complex and interesting brew and yet also highly drinkable. Seek it out!

mwilbur, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BeerCon5, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Hellpop65, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Krakpoff, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

valkyre65, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Kerne, Feb 04, 2014
La Moneuse from Brasserie de Blaugies
91 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.