Blonde Du Mont Blanc | Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc
France
brasserie-montblanc.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 03-31-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
13.7%
 
 
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Parrotshake
2.41/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle purchased from my local liquor chain. Never seen or heard of this before. Brewed with Saaz Hops, licorice, orange peel and sparkling clear mountain goat. Wait, water.

Pours a clear yellow with a big white head that fades to a ring around the edges pretty quickly. Not much of a nose to speak of. A bit lemony, a bit lagery. Not much of anything.

Taste breaks down about the same. Hints of citrus and some floral notes and plenty of that mountain water. Watery is the predominant feeling I'm getting here. Feeling a little ripped off. Slight sourness in the finish along with a hint of chalky yeast and something that might be a vegetable. Maybe a hint of that licorice. Served alongside a nice wedge of onion tart straight from the oven and a green salad. The best thing I can say about it is today at least it had good company.

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Photo of t_holland
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Chepe
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of brc
2.77/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pilsner glass. It's got a classic appearance - a light flaxen color, quite clear, with a generous dense head of pure white bubbles.

The smell is dominated by cooked corn, unfortunately. There is some herbal hoppiness, but it's lost in the off aromas.

The taste is okay, without the flavors that go with a cooked corn aroma dominating too much. There is some mineral taste in the finish, as in carbonated water. It's quite sweet, without much hop presence or bitterness.

The mouthfeel is average. The drinkability is fine, except for the aforementioned aroma.

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Photo of Rivoire
2.97/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AxlSkull
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of stcules
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden color, thin perlage, white and abundant creamy head, longstanding.
Fresh and light smell, floral, with white and yellow flowers, camomile, and some spicy notes (pepper, orange peel).
At the taste is honeyed and quite sweet, but there are again the floral notes of the smell. And even the peppery and spicy notes. Orange peel and light citrussy.
After all, not too sweet like the first impression. Fresh, clean, light.
Very light in body.
In the aftertaste, a pleasant sweetness, with flowers and spices.
Surely, pleasant.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled
Pours a crystal clear golden body with decent enough white head
Wheaty caramel aroma with hints of semolina
Slightly sweet slightly vinegary sour
Nice contintal biere

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2004.

Appearance : yellow color, with white foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : spicy and yeasty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and fruity flavours, spicy notes.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian pale ale.

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Photo of thatguy3579
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Clear, light straw colored, with noticeable bubbles after a quick pour.

S: Not very strong in smell. Nothing really striking.

T: Taste is very mild as well. A little citrusy, a little floral. Skunky finish. All around subtle but interesting.

M: Thin in body, average carbonation.

D: Very light and highly drinkable. That said, not interesting enough to merit drinking this again.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Seems a special beer at the market but actually is quite normal.
Transparent golden color and an ok foam; malty taste and aroma; light body and nice carbonation. Some alcohol on the taste and smell too.
Nothing of hoppy, yeasty, fruity, etc. notes, no special bitterness or tartness.
just... normal...

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Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rwalford74
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of madebylaw
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of davejavou
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BILF
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of metter98
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of candied orange peels are present in the nose along with some hints of floral hops.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is a little sweet and has flavors of candied orange peels. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked the orangey aromas and flavors in this beer—it was almost like drinking a witbier except that it was a little heavier in body and didn't have any spices. I would have no problem drinking several of these in one sitting.

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Photo of life_of_agony
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden filtered with champagne like carbonation and a finger of off white head

Phenols, slight lemony quality, a hint of musty cellar but mostly a clean crisp almost not present scent.

The taste is much more present like a punch to the face. Clean and fruity with pears, Chinese pears, a slight sweetness, herbal qualities, phenols, cellar and must.

Super light body, medium slightly foamy carbonation.

This one is up to par for this category. Not super outstanding but a really nice light drinking beer with many interesting qualities as mentioned on the taste. Found and drank in Chiang Mai, August 12, 2014.

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Photo of doktorhops
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Today's brew is the Brasserie Du Mont Blanc La Blonde, I do prefer blondes to brunettes (beer that is), and it was an interesting find in the local DM. The bottle itself is hideous but as the saying goes "you should never trust a beer by its label"... plus I can re-use the swing-top bottle for my homebrew, if that ever happens in a million years [note to self: unlikely].

Poured from a 750ml swing-top bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: The body is pale gold, almost the colour of the label, with a light white lacing on top. If we're talking blondes this ale is right on the money here.

S: Quite Saison-ish with aromas of cut hay, sweet malt, green apple-peel, musty yeast and hints of crisp pear. A bit of a surprise as the label and overall reasonable price sets a low bar for this brew to hurdle.

T: The first taste is also a fortuitous moment with flavours of; green apples/pears, barnyard hay, bread yeast, sweet malt and a dry cider note throughout. There is a slight odd hint of rubber that lingers and the after taste is a tad funky but otherwise this is a decent cheap blonde.

M: Here's the best part though - the mouthfeel is soft, must be the softest water ever used in a beer, lightly carbonated with a medium body and a smoothness most beers yearn to replicate. Some might think that this beer is under-carbonated but personally for me it adds to it a chilled/relaxed experience.

D: Overall better than average, not competing with the big guns such as; Duvel, Triple Moine or La Chouffe, but nonetheless getting the job done. And done indeed good sir. Would I drink it again? Well that's another question... for the price it is decent, but then it is only another $3 for the much superior La Chouffe and another $5 from that and you have the ultimate pinnacle of brewing (and my all time favourite beer): Duvel. Oh yeah and this is 5.8% ABV, so that can be a pro or a con depending on what you have planned.

Food match: Brasserie fare; steak frites, goats cheese salad, quiche Lorraine, and if seafood then oysters would be a winner.

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Photo of jbbotul
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Octathreat
4/5  rDev +16.6%

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