Moinette Blond
Brasserie Dupont sprl

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From:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
 
Belgium
Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
Ranked #6
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,751
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 9.11%
Ratings:
588
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 17, 2022
Added:
Oct 14, 2001
Wants:
  98
Gots:
  67
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Photo of drmeto
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by drmeto from Germany

L:
-pours a cloudy deep golden with a medium to big,frothy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-banana,white bread,coriander,yeasty,honey
T:
-herbal,spicy,white pepper,honey,yeasty
-Finishes dry
F:
-medium body
-medium carbonation
O:
Damn good and dangerously drinkable Blonde .

Mar 17, 2022
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3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Bottled on: L19013A (Whatever that means? I'm guessing 2019??)

A - Pours a hazy, somewhat murky medium to dark golden orange color with ultra dense bright white creamy foam resting on top. Carbonation is moderate and steady.

S - Banana, light spice, yeasty, slightly bready.

T - Bready with light spice and citrus. Ends on the sweeter side.

M - Big medium body with soft, prickly carbonation on the tongue.

O - Tastes really old, wish I could fully understand the criptic bottle date. Will revisit another bottle of this if I can find something "newer".

Nov 07, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by elnachooo from Spain

Cerveza de color ámbar, con un dedo espumoso de retención media. De cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma a levadura, banana y caramelo. En boca tiene un poco mas de amargor pero bien matizada con un final dulce.

May 29, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JonnoWillsteed from England

Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)…
L- Dark golden with a hint of amber. Pours with moderate haze; some encrusted sediment left in the bottle. 2Cm pillowy off-white head.
S- Aromatic leathery timber. Ie. Belgian estery yeast notes.
T- The smell follows through directly into the taste. The estery notes are now clear - they often remind me of the smell of sweets called Pear Drops we enjoyed as children. Plenty of bright hops into the finish to balance thing out too.
F- It's a good solid beer. The estery notes are really prominent; it would be a great case study if you wanted to demo such to someone unfamiliar with them.
O- I like it. Mega-esters popping right on your palate. Bright, interesting and balanced flavour. Solid and meaty and yet not even a hint my palate is going to get jaded by this. 60% gone now and the head is still right there holding up at 1Cm+. I reckon this is versatile too. Works great in winter (it's snowing out in London/UK today!), bright enough for a summer's eve. Robust enough to pair with solidly flavoured food incl spicy food.
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! ==> Bottle-conditioned, 8.5%ABV, it was politely discreet about the latter.
330ml bottle £4.15 BB: 10/23 Bought from BelgianBeerCompany, Stoke/UK as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.

Apr 06, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.5%. Hazy golden colour, moderate white head. Strong fruity and spicy aroma of Belgian ale yeast. Spicy and yeasty flavour, medium sweet, with notes of white kandij sugar and stewed fruits. Moderate hops.

Mar 20, 2021
 
3.67 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Feb 04, 2021
Photo of Guaro
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Guaro from Italy

Gold-colored, veiled and with orange reflections. White foam with medium texture, compact and excellent grip. Perfume, bread, pear, citrus, candied sugar, ginger, spices and herbaceous. On the palate a light sweet entry, biscuit and yellow-fleshed fruit, the finish is dry with a bitter aftertaste with spicy and herbaceous notes. Hidden abv. Medium body and high carbonation.

Nov 05, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

Delightful. My first strong Belgian pale I think. I usually go for Strong Dark, Dubbels, and Quads. This tastes similar, but a tad lighter with a touch more bitterness. Nicely sweet, and paired well with a roast duck dinner. It was better as it warmed up, I think I had it too cold initially. No hint of the 8.5%.

Sep 27, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

330 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before Aug 2022 and served at cellar temperature.

Pours a bright, clear golden-yellow hue, producing just over a finger of foamy, sparkling white head. It withers away over the next several minutes, leaving behind a thin cap and wide, frothy collar, with a narrow band of lace also having been deposited. I'm getting orchard fruits and yeastiness on the nose - appleskin, clove and white pepper, with hints of banana, pear and candi sugar sweetness, all layered atop of a bready pale malt backdrop. Not bad at all.

A quality Belgian strong ale; the flavours follow the nose, with grainy, bready pale malts providing support for notes of apple, white grape, apricot and pear. Hints of lemony citrus and bubblegum crop up as well, with yeasty, spicy aspects of clove towards the finish, and just a tad of floral hops & earthiness into the aftertaste. Medium-full in body, with moderate carbonation levels that froth up in the mouth a little, gently tickling the tongue; feels smooth and velvety soft in the mouth. The 8.5% is a tad noticeable, but not in an intrusive way, as it blends into the profile quite effectively. If it weren't for the small serving size, this might be a much more dangerous beer, particularly given the ease with which I tossed it back.

Final Grade: 4.23, an excellent A-. Moinette Blonde is a very solid BSPA that I enjoyed the hell out of. Now, I don't know if I'd put it on the same pedestal as Duvel, but in terms of quality it's at least in the vicinity of that ballpark. The stock around here is beginning to dwindle, but hopefully I'll manage to pick up another bottle or two for short term (less than 2 y) storage in the cellar. Highly recommended to any BA with an appreciation for Belgian pale ales.

Sep 07, 2020
 
3.94 by Askala from Spain on Aug 20, 2020
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3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by andaub

This is a refreshing beer, you taste the belgium style, slight hops, light citrus malt aroma, smooth to the pallet, and a nice aftertaste. This is a great Belgium pale ale and probably one of the better ones I've had. Definitely a summer drink and dangerous for 8.5 ABV.

Mar 21, 2020
 
4.35 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Mar 05, 2020
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3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

The look is lovely Belgian and the nose is equally good funky saison. But the taste is somewhat disappointing. It's a bit fizzy, haltingly dry and just an overall weaker sister of St. Feuillien Grand Cru, to which this seems to inspire but cannot reach. Really, you could do worse if nothing is available in its class. Otherwise....meh.

Feb 01, 2020
 
4 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Jan 05, 2020
Photo of Squire
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Squire from Mississippi

Color of light shimmering gold with white cap and lacing.

A clean aroma of ripe fruits such as apricot, pear and peach.

Taste is a combination of the scent fruits along with touches of yeast rolls and a bit of spice. Can't quite nail down the spice as it's very light but cinnamon and clove come to mind. Complex, sophisticated and quite refreshing.

Light to medium texture with balancing carbonation.

In scent, texture and taste this is a good deal milder than I usually get from a Belgian Blond. Not de minimis but certainly no block buster.

Jan 05, 2020
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4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

330 ml bottle served very cool into a chalice. LCBO purchase for about $3.35CDN. Best before August 2022.

Appearance - Hazy rich dark golden color, capped with a finger of white head that actually fizzles out much quicker than I thought it would. Sparse lacing clings to the edges of the glass.

Smell - Powdery yeast, bready donuts, some fruit, namely apple, pear and peach. Inviting and warm. A touch perfumey as well.

Taste - Light and bready, some funky yeast, slight bits of candi sugar and more sweet fruits, apple and pears most with a peachy sensation. So good and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, booze is so well hidden and well carbonation, fizzy and expressive without being gassy, 8.5% ABV is wonderfully hidden.

Overall - Yeah, a strong Belgian Pale Ale brewed by Dupont, what where you expecting. Delicious and inviting, it's not quite Duvel, but pretty much the next best thing in the style, really should try to do a comparison between this, La Chouffe, Duvel and Delirium seems like a fairly even 4 way fight for supremacy and what could wrong in that situation?

Dec 20, 2019
 
4.32 by nullbort from Canada (ON) on Dec 14, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

Hazy, unfiltered, gold body, capped by a thick and dense, cream-white head. Rock solid retention is as good as it gets.
Floral yeast spice on the nose, mostly of coriander, along with mild sweet fruit - ripe, cooked apple, banana.
At first sip, thought it was too candy-sweet, but there's a bite to it, a sharpness, of alcohol heat. That heat is paired with deft touch of bitter hops that lends some balance to the finish, which is off-dry. This feel is most distinct, but the flavour is interesting as well, the sugars finding balance on the palate over time to let the complex umami yeast notes shine - indiscernible spice, fattiness, sourdough, stewed apples. Even a sense of cocoa and cinnamon in the finish. That's my attempt to describe it, but I've always found these to be indescribable. There's a light note of clean minerality in the finish - like purest water. Medium body and medium carbonation, very fine.

Belgian beers are my favourite, so call me biased, but this is a delight to drink. An outstanding example of the style.

Dec 12, 2019
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3.3/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by josanguapo from Spain

De cervezasespeciales. En copa Grimbergen. Viendo Mr. Robot 2z02-03. 9 meses pasada de fecha. No esta mala pero la encuentro mas apagada, aburrida, plana y seca de lo deseable.

Oct 03, 2019
 
4.25 by elamb106 from New York on Aug 19, 2019
 
4.25 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Jul 30, 2019
 
4.33 by shigg85 from Japan on Jul 06, 2019
 
4.18 by Eychung from New York on Mar 28, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/2/2018. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel/zest, peppercorn, light banana/clove, candi sugar, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, hay, straw, herbal, wood, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, candi sugar, moderate pale/wheat malts, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel/zest, peppercorn, light banana/clove, candi sugar, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, hay, straw, herbal, wood, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, woody, floral, grassy bitterness; and peppery yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape, citrus peel/zest, peppercorn, light banana/clove, candi sugar, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, hay, straw, herbal, wood, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, candi sugar, moderate pale/wheat malts, and earthy hop flavors; with an fantastic malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and no astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness and carbonation. High carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and creamy/bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is an incredible Belgian strong pale ale! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, candi sugar, moderate pale/wheat malts, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink for the ABV; with the modestly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Amazingly well rounded and vibrant Belgian yeast complexity; with balancing pale/wheat malts, sugars, and earthy hops. Minimal residual sweetness from crisp dryness. Very well attenuated for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazingly spot on style example as expected of the brewery.

Feb 08, 2019
 
3.75 by YvesB from Belgium on Jan 31, 2019
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Oct 02, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Craig-er from New Hampshire

Poured into a Duval glass with a nice thick head of foam. The look, smell, and taste is outstanding. This is a very well made, complex brew that is top notch.
Well done!

Sep 29, 2018
 
3.83 by tux_alin from Romania on Aug 19, 2018
 
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jul 05, 2018
 
4.01 by BelgianBeerChef from Romania on Jun 15, 2018
 
3.92 by mishi_d from Romania on May 16, 2018
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4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by stevoj from Idaho

Gorgeous straw colored beer with think, creamy head. Aroma of honey, hay, grass, citrus, caramel. Taste is sharp and tangy, butterscotch, bread, honey. Mouthfeel is light with tingly carbonation and dry finish. Worthy of its reputation.

Mar 02, 2018
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4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by OlaB from Norway

Pours a hazy golden color with a medium top of white creamy head and a lot of yeast sediments swimming around.
The aroma is of spicy yeast,sweet malts,citrus and overripe fruitsand some bready notes. The flavour is fruity sweetness with spicy yeast and some light malt notes in the back. The finish is slightly bitter and dry with nice spicy and herbal notes, and it has a long and comfortable aftertaste. The flavours are amazingly good balanced, and the alcohol content are very well masked. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean, and it has a mediium body with a moderate carbonation.
A great and delicious example of it,s style. A top belgian beer that i would love have again.

Feb 04, 2018
 
4 by nerdboy19 from Korea (South) on Jan 19, 2018
 
4.15 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 17, 2017
 
4.11 by paleoplant from New York on Dec 16, 2017
 
4 by AGust82 from Connecticut on Oct 16, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Viaduck from California

An enormously thick head covers a slighly hazy & lovely golden body. Lots of bubble action from never ending mini gysers. It’s aroma is one of the prettiest I’ve ever experienced, like a caramel flower. Not as sweet as it smells, bananas & caramel apple. Yummy! No alcohol detected. And all those bubbles massage the tongue on the way down. More please.

Oct 09, 2017
 
4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana on Sep 25, 2017
 
4.26 by mollykats from Pennsylvania on Sep 08, 2017
Moinette Blond from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 588 ratings