Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste | Abbaye Mont Des Cats

BA SCORE
84
good
131 Ratings
Mont Des Cats Biere TrappisteMont Des Cats Biere Trappiste
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye Mont Des Cats
France
abbaye-montdescats.fr

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Klym on 07-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Allegue04
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drinking from a 750 cl botte, poured into tulip glass. Initial towering head fades to creamy sking. Color is murky amber/copper. Aroma of hay and grass, taste has some hints of butterscotch and caramel. Very smooth considering ABV%. Let’s see if these French monks can give their Belgian brothers a run for their money....

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Photo of YvesB
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy amber with quite a bit a floating particulates and 2 plus solid fingers of head that settles after a bit to a lasting cap. Scent of slightly sour apple. Taste follows smell...fairly malty nice feel. Really enjoyed this with dinner.

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Photo of educorgan
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mild chill hazed copper colored ale with a tall off-white colored head.

Powerful level of carbonation. Smells of apples and caramel. Faint scent of lemon. Mild honeysuckle flower scent.

Starts out mildly sweet and spicy with a cinnamon taste. Taste of coriander and flowers with the taste of apple butter.

Mouthfeel is good.

Good mild Belgian style ale.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 750ml bottle brought back from Cassel in Northern France. Pours a cloudy brown colour with a beige head that lingers. Aromas of caramel, spice & malt. Tastes of caramel, spice, apple & malt with quite a alcoholic aftertaste. Overall a decent beer without standing out from the crowd.

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Photo of rulisekmartin
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BostonJustin
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My new favorite Belgian beer. A beautiful brown color, a smell like chocolate chip banana nut muffins, a flavor that's like that plus refreshing notes of citrus. An amazing beer. These monks really know what they are doing.

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Photo of Hugues
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brewed by Chimay (the French abbey is a cheese procucer, only), a very worthy beer that ranges between the Blue and the Red - Absolutely love it

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ripe, Yeast, Biscuity, Spicy

The new Trappist Ale on the block. This French abbey sought out help from fellow Trappist monks from Chimay to get their beer brand up and running. Fallen apple, faint clove, and crackers come to mind. A bit bold and in your face with the slightly higher level of alcohol, fruitiness, and yeast character though there is a lot of other inner workings of complexity and finesse that make this brew a treat.

STYLE: Trappist Amber Ale | ABV: 7.6% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #95 (DEC 2014)

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Photo of justme
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WGO
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Spice, cloves, maybe a little dried fruit, apricot, banana. Not a particularly long finish. Warming alcohol.

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Photo of RMentair
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at www.cervezasespeciales.com. Playing KB Dark Side. Good but a bit more bitter than what it would be desiderable

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Photo of LAND_MINE
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy dark yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian and fruity yeast are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of fruity yeast—apples seem to stand out in particular—along with notes of earthy yeast and grainy malts.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little more fruity and malty compared to other beers in the style. It's more like a fuller-bodied version of a farmhouse ale.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of heerboth
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mont Des Cats Biere Trappiste from Abbaye Mont Des Cats
3.72 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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