1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

La Moneuse - Brasserie de Blaugies

Not Rated.
La MoneuseLa Moneuse

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

230 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 230 | Reviews: 128 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

LoveStout, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

djrn2, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

acurtis, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of BobbyOlson
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

BobbyOlson, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Giggy
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Giggy, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of golf4collet
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

golf4collet, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

smithj4, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Janeinma, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of ThatsThatDude
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of MarioM
4/5  rDev -2.2%

MarioM, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of CDCNAM
4/5  rDev -2.2%

CDCNAM, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Prost76
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Prost76, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

BeerNDoggerel, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

dcmchew, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of WynnO
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

WynnO, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a plastic cup.

Appearance - Overflowing as I pour it. Chunky bits spill into the glass and riddle the foam with brown specs. Murky deep amber body. Not a pleasant looking beer.

Smell - Apple fruitiness and some floral notes. Honey and some caramel malt. Hint of spice, like rye.

Taste - Much less fruitiness, more of a variety of sweet malt flavors. Honey, toffee, slight bitterness. Some spiciness in the back, again reminiscent of rye. More of a saison finish with a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Looks way overcarbonated, but it's quite creamy. Pleasant and not what I expected.

Overall - Surprising beer. None of the characteristics I expected, but I was never disappointed.

Alieniloquium, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of KMcG
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

KMcG, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date that I can find.

A: Cork pops out with a huge boom, threatening to douse my entire kitchen with foam. Luckily I was prepared and caught it all. Light, clear amber pour with an enormously fluffy and frothy off-white head. Substantial chunks of fluffy lacing everywhere with great retention.

S: Big funky, yeasty, wheaty aroma. Get some grass, some citrus, some cloves and some mild spices. Crisp and refreshing.

T: Grassy and citrusy up front. Bitter and lightly tart citrus, like orange peels. A bit funky in the middle with some light bready malt and some cloves. Some mild black pepper and a little more orange peel in the finish with a bit of....burnt tire? Super drying in the finish and aftertaste, it's literally making me feel parched after every sip.

M: Medium bodied, extremely dry. One of the driest beers I've ever had.

O: Interesting saison. One of the least peppery saisons I've had, can't really comment either way whether that's a good or bad thing - just an observation. A bit tart and funky but nothing huge. Very traditional, though that probably is a subjective term given the variety of saisons coming out of belgian. Extremely dry, I cannot overstate. I feel like I need a sip of water between every sip of this beer. Literally feels like it's sucking the moisture out of your mouth. Overall well balanced, tasty and complex.

Dope, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

AlexFields, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of MattGoose
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

MattGoose, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of mattafett
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

mattafett, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

xnicknj, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev -2.2%

pknyc, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of erha2
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

erha2, Jul 13, 2013
La Moneuse from Brasserie de Blaugies
91 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.