Moinette Blond | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Moinette BlondMoinette Blond

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Brasserie Dupont sprl

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 10-14-2001

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Photo of s4s
2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Rifugium
2.76/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Cafe Rose Red, Bruges.
Chalky, earthy, stale, and overall unpleasant. Unbalanced spices and lots of off flavors. Looked nice, but that's about it.

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Photo of nd5282
2.86/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was relatively flavorless, the color was a golden blonde but lacked any real character. Overall, I did not think this beer was worth the cost and did not meet my expectations from the belgian blonde. The bottle fermented blonde was a severe disappointment.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
2.95/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - A huge head sits on top of a golden brew with high carbonation. Copious amounts of fractal webbing down the sides - reminiscent of large scale structure images.

S - Grassy (hay) hops with a touch of honey, cinnamon and apples.

T - A bit of green apples with some wheat bread, a touch of light malt and a musty grassy hop. A bit of spices are apparant, but very mild so hard to pick out from the other flavors. I can place brown cinnamon and coriander though. The aftertaste is a strong grassy bitterness. The flavor is intense and not enitrely pleasant.

M - High carbonation with a rather dry finish. The beer is a tad astringent with a thin to medium body. Not terribly refreshing.

D - Alright. It is very bitter with otherwise a mild flavor. I have no problem finishing it, but it is a bit harsh. Not worth having again. I expected more from Dupont.

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Photo of MaineMike
3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of ccrida
3.08/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle (dated 2004) into a Fantome tulip, the Moinette Blonde was a orangish burnt gold with a slight haze and huge, 3 finger, white head with tiny bubbles. It was slow to recede, with a slight crown remaining until the end. There was also a lot of effervescence throughout the whole bottle. The aroma was mildly spiced, yeast with some brett. sourness and a strong presence of alcohol. The taste followed suit, initially very strong fusals, which gives way honey, floral sweetness, peppery spice, finishing slightly dry with a metallic harshness, not in the rustic farmhouse way that would be enjoyable. The mouthfeel was very carbonated and yeasty, and the alcohol was too dominant (especially for being aged over 2 years) to be that drinkable.

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Photo of RandomExile
3.15/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: hazy unfiltered orange; full firm white foamy head, no lacing
S: heady: yeast, coriander, citrus, alcohol
T: alcohol, leaf, slightly off-putting savory, apple-peel finish
M: medium-bodied, dry finish
O: Has some great elements, but the weird savory/metallic flavor is

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Photo of dogfooddog
3.2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours a lively blond with large white head, very active carbonation.

nose is buttery and yeasty, more like bread cooking than anything else. something about it says 'barnyard' but what isn't very distinct here.

taste is more typical, blond bright with a strong bitter note that sits in the back of the mouth and carries well into the aftertaste. the beer seems to become more bitter further into the glass.

I see this beer is well-reviewed, but I personally would skip it.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from Potsdam IGA. Had this twice in Belgium two years ago and remembered liking it so I grabbed a bottle.

A - Pours a hazy light orange colour. Tons of yeast chunks floating around. Good carbonation coming up. Two finger fluffy white head up there fizzin away with a little yeasty brown bit on top making it look like cinnamon. Full finger of retention and a smattering of lace on one side.

S - Lot's of light grassy hop, citrus, orange yeast, crackers.

T - Really yeasty with some grassy and/or noble hops. Orange is there again. After a while the yeast becomes the dominant element in here, it's a really aggressive yeast and spice character that reminds me of unpleasant spirits and foul eggs. The raw yeast/grain/spice character here is not something I would really look for in a beer.

M - Effervescent with a full body and a very yeasty finish.

O/D - Seems like there's too much spice and yeast mixed together for my tastes. Maybe it's just me, but I can't really enjoy this too much.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
3.24/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Orangish gold...cloudy and unfiltered. Well done head that stayed as a lily tight lily pad across the top leaving trails of web down the glass.

S: Smells like, well...iced tea. Banana esters and yeasty.

T: Again, tastes like tea. Notes of bread, citrus, raisins...soap. Bitterness towards the end.

M: Good mouthfeel. Solid body with near perfect carbonation.

D: I'm going to need to give this beer another shot. I really wasn't a huge fan at all.

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Photo of Raziel313
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.27/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had high hopes for this beer but I was slightly dissapointed. It is a nice beer but not much more than a regular Belgian strong ale. Okay but not as wonderfull as expected.

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Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with east settlement and a white head.

Smell is floral, sweet, and hints of clove,

Taste is sweet floral and the finish is slightly bitter with heavy notes of clove and yeast.

It's kind of heavy on the stomach.

I liked this beer and would drink it again.

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Photo of impending
3.33/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl into a tulip. Pours a mildly hazy caramel gold, towering dense head fades leaving clumpy froth behind. Excellent lacing.

Rich fruity yeast aroma, complex within just the high notes, pleasantly spicy.

While not overdone, surprisingly the flavor is dominated by a chalky dry bitterness, the scent gave no hint of this. Equally surprising is the lack of complexity in the taste. Minor phenols ride the aftertaste. Medium bodied mouthfeel.

Third on the surprise list is Brasserie Dupont saying this is their best selling brew in Belgium.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.36/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12/02/05- Purchased at Beltramo's in Menlo Park, CA

Presentation- 11.2oz bottle with a code imprinted on the bottom of the label. Poured into my Reinaert tulip.

Appearance- Mildly clouded peach juice colored. Super sized billowy pock marked white head with little brown yeast specks here and there. Excellent super glue like sticky lace.

Smell- A bit of lemon rind with some barnyard qualities. Maybe a candy corn sweet kinda scent as well.

Taste- Lots of corriander and pepper coat your tongue at first. A bit of sourness at first which leaves a nice drying sensation. Feels like something is missing though. Almost like I am waiting for a bit of sweetness or something to transform the taste. It kinda leaves you hanging. Really peppery as I drink the rest.

Mouthfeel- Dry tongue coated with white pepper. Stays dry and lingers. Odd....Mid range spritzy carbonation level.

Drinkability- As said before. Something needed to complete this beer. As it is...just blah.

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Photo of Jerebeer
3.39/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When poured into a chalice, it had about an inch of head with a cloudy honey color. There was significant lace upon agitation. It was sweet, with some spicy and mild bitter notes. There is also a yeasty flavor, similar to what you may taste in a hefeweizen. There is a mild alcohol taste near then end. Overall it is refreshing beer.

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Photo of Luk13
3.39/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle 2008. Silty blond appearance with floaties. Aroma is kind of wild, skunk, citrus, toast. Taste is quite grassy, bitter & dry alcohol showing in the finish. O.K. palate, a little too sparkling but quite full bodied. Had higher expectations but pretty good anyways.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a light murky wheat color small head leaves fast

s yeast malt bread slight note sweet

t fine bubbles carb malt with bitter finish fair balance

m medium body good carbornation

d bitter build up in mouth

Bought this one on a tour of France and Spain. Was not as impressive as I had hoped, but still pretty good.

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Photo of GreenWBush
3.41/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Let me start off by saying that I thought that this was a Saison. Shows what I know.

Sampled at the Hopleaf in the proper glassware no less.

This comes off-the-tap a dull, hazy gold with just the finest skim of head. Absolutely no lace is observed.

The nose is full of spiciness; cloves, fresh-cut grass, hay, lemon, and the slightest click of floral hoppiness. A touch of Saison-yeast funk.

The taste is somewhat of a letdown: more cloves and spice, but a rather astringent and puckering bitterness that hits after the wave of pepper and dulled lime. Malt flavor is stocky and dry through and through.

Powdery and dry on the mouth, the bitterness and semisweet nature of this beer keep the drinkability much less than this breweries ceaselessly schwillable Saison Dupont.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.42/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

cloudy, almost think golden
All about the yeast. Smells like yeast, friuty.
Taste like yeast that gives a lot of fruity ester.

Like the sourness, but it should not be in a blond.

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Photo of theghost3
3.42/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Moinette Blonde pours a golden color with some cloudiness & a thick, white head. There is some lacing. The smell is of strong yeast and floral scents. The taste is complex--bitter, fair amount of hops, pear, a hint of lemon and some spicy flavors. The aftertaste is strongly bitter. Mouthfeel is surprisingly flat at first with an acidic bite later on. Moderately drinkable beer, but I'm a little disappointed in this offering from the much praised Brasserie Dupont.

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