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Mons Abbey Witte | Brasserie Belgh Brasse

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3.56/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Belgh Brasse
Quebec, Canada
monsbeer.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JayQue on 09-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,599
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
59
pDev:
14.04%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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2
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Reviews by FilumDee:
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #71 (December 2012):

We can see the balance here, nearly perfect there though expect a very light bodied or slightly thin brew with light subtle complexities a best. Lands about a half step ahead of the middle of the pack. The one trait we probably appreciate the most is the dryness. Enough of a beer to do some pairings with as well.

STYLE:
ABV: 5.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazed pale straw hue, bubbly, two fingers of head

SMELL: Lemon pith, nutty yeast, orange peel, coriander, dough biscuits, spicy hops

TASTE: Lighter bodied, dry, yeasty, walnut pith, bready, lemon oil, orange peel, pears, coriander, modest hopping, dried grass, nearly bone dry finish

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.24/5  rDev -9%

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3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a decent transparency about it to allow a slight carbonation to be seen rising into a one finger white foamy head. Once the head dissipated and in fact, that head barely lasted twenty seconds, boy did that fade fast, there was some light stringy speckled lacing roaming all over the glass. The smell had a zesty lemon, clove, banana esters combined and coming through in a sweet sort of way. The taste took those flavors and combined nicely. On the palate, this one sat fairly light and came across fairly sessionable. The carbonation was there and decent as a witbier and good to me. Overall, good witbier I’d have again if I could get it.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.08/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

look - pale pale yellow with tons of floating yeast 2 finger fizzy white head that fades to a small film

smell is very faint - smells a little medicinal and belgian yeast

taste is not much better watered down wheat no spice at all

mouthfeeel - light body very flat and blah

overall - very disappointing and puts me off from trying anything else from this brewery - i was a little ashamed that i shared this beer with another person

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3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pale yellow ale with white haze and a medium size foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of coriander and light orange peel is quite dominant. Taste is a mix between nice coriander and orange peel notes with medium wheat malt presence and light lingering sweet notes. Body is about average full with medium carbonation. The level of spice is pretty bang on but it lacks a bit of body and better carbonation.

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3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of saltercj
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a very special wheat, very carbonated, very crisp
not heavy banana, citrus, coriander. just fruity tasty refreshing
happy I can find this in Ontario, great with BBq on a warm day
pours typically cloudy, need to roll the bottle to get all the good stuff in the glass
We will have this on hand all summer

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3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, corriander, some spiciness and wheat malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some bready yeast, definite corriander and citrus, faint spices and wheat.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pale yellow and cloudy. White head melts to a white ring of foam.
Citrus and light hops.
Tastes orange and lemon peel.Some bitterness. Neither sweet nor bitter.
A very refreshing beer. Tasty citrus flavors. Feels very light but not thin nor watery.Lots of carbonation but the bubbles melt into an evanescent froth. Buy it in summer!
Very nice and easy to drink with no heaviness and some complexity.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle picked up at TBS; coded A0225 and served well-chilled.

This one pours a bright, sunny golden-yellow colour; clear in complexion and highly effervescent. Roughly two fingers of puffy, sparkling white head is generated at the surface, which then proceeds to wilt away over the next five minutes or so. A dense, creamy cap remains in place, with a foamy collar leaving behind a few deposits of lace as it recedes. The aroma is subtle, but enjoyable - pale, wheaty malt sweetness, and some breadiness, but it's mostly just grainy. Minor notes of lemon zest, coriander and orange give the bouquet some much-needed depth, but on the whole it just smells like an average witbier.

Turns out, the nose is not at all misleading - this is an approachable wit, but an otherwise unremarkable one. The flavour is pretty clean, with grainy sweetness and bready wheat malts preceding some citrusy nuances of lemon and orangepeel. Lightly yeasty, with coriander and perhaps a hint of banana at the finish, accompanying some grassy hop bitterness. Some briefly-lingering spice, but otherwise the aftertaste is dry. Medium-bodied, with aggressive carbonation levels that give this beer a crisp, lively mouthfeel that works quite nicely with the lightly-spiced flavour profile. It's very refreshing, and quite easy-drinking.

Final Grade: 3.75, eking out a B+. Mons Witte is a pretty good example of one of my least-favourite Belgian beer styles. Everything you'd expect to find in a wit can be accounted for easily - some citrusy flavour, some wheat malt sweetness, some coriander and some yeastiness. I'm not enamoured with the flavour profile, but it feels great on the palate and goes down as easily as I'd expect a witbier to. Tasty stuff - it's solid 'summer patio' material and certainly worth a shot, but I'd probably take a Hoegaarden over this.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Alexc11
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Look pours a 'honey lemon' cloudy (but attractive) yellow with a solid lace. Gives off citrus aromas; particularly orange as others have noted. There's a wheat imprint on both aroma and taste. For me, it's highly carbonated that pinches; the bubbles continued to rise throughout the drinking session. It's a nice beer.

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Mons Abbey Witte from Brasserie Belgh Brasse
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 59 ratings
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