Mons Abbey Blonde | Brasserie Belgh Brasse

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 11-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
14.1%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
13
For Trade:
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of ericbridenbaker
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was looking for a Belgian at the Beer Store, couldn't find the usuals, Rochefort, Chimay, La Trappe, or even Leffe let alone Houblon Chouffe. Looked and smelled the part. Big and slightly out of control finely bubbled head as appropriate to the style. Taste was not what I wanted at all, compared to the beers I mentioned. Overly sweet, and lacking the fruit clove ester and phenol that I had been hoping for.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alexc11
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This blonde, 7% alcohol content beer, pours light gold, hazy color with healthy lacing that doesn't dissipate quickly. A combination of peach,orange, caramel scent. The taste is a skillful balance of spice, hop married with a smoothness; light bitterness notwithstanding. Really strong performing Quebec based beer.

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Photo of Poljazz22
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured cold into a Belgian tulip glass
Two finger white head fades to a white ring, golden blond clear body.
Smell of european hops.
Spices, malt sweetness,caramel and banana bread.
The carbonation combines with the malts and coats your tongue with a sort of cereal milkshake of tasty foam. The 7% abv is well hidden.
Make a nice change from a Leffe Blonde. A great beer for autumn and winter.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mons Abbey Blonde from Brasserie Belgh in Quebec Canada. Bought a 12 mix pack for 21,99$ (pretty expensive)

Look: foggy golden color with a finger of white head. Looks really carbonated. After a moment the head fade away.

Smell: Citrus, orange peel.

Taste: Orange, apple and some banana. The hop is really present.

Feel: Pretty refreshing even if it's a 7% ABV, you don't really taste the alcohol and it goes down really easily. No alcohol burn at all. The dirty finish.

So overall would I recommend? Yes its ok, it's not a great beer but its a good beer. And for the price my expectation was high. Would I bought it again? Sure if it's on special but I won't for the price is paid..

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Photo of EpicHobo1
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a real pop, the cork in mine exploded when I took off the seal. The body is a transparent yellow with a fair bit of head that tends to dissipate over a few minutes. The scent is highly floral, sweet, and spicy with some alcohol. The taste follows with some faint citrus from the yeast, as well as a lot of breadiness and spiciness. The beer is quite smooth though the carbonation is incredibly rough. Okay, I'll stick with other Belgian beers, though.

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Photo of AndrewC
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPNesker
2.57/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Have to say I'm Disappointed. Beer is Too boozy overall, and not nearly sour/tart enough. There is Too much carbonation, yet the head lasts nano seconds followed by minimal lacing. Meh.

I know this beer is a blonde-attempt, so maybe not the place to discuss but man oh man -- I really wish we could nail a trad Belgian lambic sour in canada so I could get it unpasteurized at a local pub.

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Photo of fortyfield
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mootish
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Electros
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryry10
2.12/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A mild blonde with a distinguishing taste

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - This beer pours a lightly foggy golden color with 2 fingers of sparkling head, It fades leaving a thick film over the top, carbonation seems to be fairly lively but I feel like this style should retain more head than this. overall it looks like a fairly good craft.

Aroma - Apple and pear hit my nose immediately and quite strong. then I get some coriander, light banana and some floral hops. some sweet caramel follows along with some fresh baked bread from the yeast.

Taste - At first theres a mix of flavors, Banana, apple. pear and corriander, then some clove and floral hops bitter it Then the apple returns with the fresh bread reminding me of apple pie.

Feel - Medium light body with creamy yet tingly carbonation, The middle is bitter but the finish is sweet and bready makeing it fairly smooth for the style.

Overall - This is my first offering from Brasserie Belgh Brasse and its a fairly good offering. I've tasted better belgian blondes but the aroma was so enticing and the feel so good for a 5.50$ 750ml it was worth every penny. Try it if you find it!

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy golden color with very powerful glass clinging activity. Extra frothy beige 4 finger island head, lasting around 20 minutes, with strong legs.

Aromas of fresh flowers, lemon, faint metal, and sweet malts. Flavors of citrus lemon and orange peels, coriander, sweet grains, caramel, faint yeast, floral and herbal spices. Strong sweetness with a faint dash of citrus sharpness. Bready with noble spice grassiness.

Smooth full body with champagne like carbonation. Light to medium finish of moderate length, ending with a fruity citrus feel, a little hoppy grassiness, and a faint vinous yeasty feel.

Overall excellent quality craft. Delicious balanced flavors with a strong fresh feel. Great body and well intensified. Quite accessible with a hidden alcohol feel.

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Photo of crag
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheHammer
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ64
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750 mL corked-and-caged bottle served chilled.

Pours an effervescent, bright golden-copper color, with thin sparkling white head that had poor retention. Sizable hunks of suspended sediment largely disappeared in the pour but were plainly visible lining the bottom of te snifter a bit later. Limited lacing.

Aroma: appropriate for style with bready pale malts and hints of pepper, banana, coriander, and apple cider.

Flavor: lightly sweet; moderately fruity, with hints of white pepper, banana, coriander, apples, yeast, apricots and pears. The hops are faint and grassy, becoming obvious only in the aftertaste.

Feel: Near medium bodied with lightly prickly carbonation..

O: Mons Abbey Blonde is a good, straightforward Belgian blonde ale at a good price point. Worth trying.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml corked and caged bottle served cold into a wine glass. Purchased from LCBO for about $7 CDN.Bottle has been sitting in the fridge for about a month.

Appearance - Rich and hazy golden orange color. A decent finger or two of fluffy white head on top and leaves a nice swath of lacing behind. Visibly, I can tell this is well carbonated.

Smell - Peach and a a vinous oak barrel are most prevalent with dashes of powdery Belgian yeast, a little bit of funk and some sort of grape and pear mixture.

Taste - The fruity peach comes through most with some powdery bread flavors and a ton of the oak aged grape flavors too. Rather complex and quite tasty. A little bit boozy as it warms up some.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Very dry finish.

Overall - A very solid Belgian that I'm happy to have tried and reasonably affordable given the size quantity and quality of this beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of talbotjf99
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TerryW
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Mons Abbey Blonde from Brasserie Belgh Brasse
3.76 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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