Moinette Blond
Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #5
Ranked #3,810
4.17 | pDev: 9.11%
Nov 21, 2023
Oct 14, 2001
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Reviewed by PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark golden in colour. Apart from the yeasty flecks that float in the liquid, the colour is clear. White foam, high and persistent, melts to form an uneven, quite thick layer on the surface of the liquid.
Malty sweet aroma with notes of honey, sweet yellow fruits and yeast. Encouraging to taste.
The taste is dominated by a hoppy bitterness. Although this bitterness is not very high, it overpowers the sweetness of the malts.
Alcohol minimally present in the taste. Medium saturation upwards. Full body. Texture smooth, almost creamy. Aftertaste long, dry, but finish sweet.
Nov 21, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Delicious blond ale. Herbals, florals and honey on nose. Taste follows with wheat honey and pice. Really smooth and full, wheat and more honey. Genuinely good.
Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 4.7 by rawbraves from Colorado

Jul 06, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by RMW66 from Australia

Jan 07, 2023
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
-pours a cloudy deep golden with a medium to big,frothy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-banana,white bread,coriander,yeasty,honey
-herbal,spicy,white pepper,honey,yeasty
-Finishes dry
-medium body
-medium carbonation
Damn good and dangerously drinkable Blonde .
Mar 17, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.67 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Feb 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Guaro from Italy

3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 3.94 by Askala from Spain

Aug 20, 2020
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Reviewed by andaub

3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.35 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Mar 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Moinette Blond from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 593 ratings