Moinette Blond | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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4.18/5
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555 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,440
Reviews:
320
Ratings:
555
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.7
 
 
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Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mollykats
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, it pours a slightly hazy golden color with a lusty, thick head. Lacing as you enjoy the beer. Pleasant scent with a bit of bread and slightly sweetish. Taste is similar and it flows over the tongue, lovingly enveloping it. Yum!

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Photo of BlueSpader
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear and slightly hazy gold color with storming activity. Thick foamy and slightly frothy white 1-2 finger head in the goblet, lasting around 10 minutes, with moderate legs, strong lacing, and a thick swirl effect. Flavors of caramel, honey, apples, spices, coriander, clove, ginger, sweet grains, wild yeast, banana yeast, and floral hops. Slick and smooth medium body with a moderate crisp. Strong strength finish, slightly vinous and dry, bold spices but proper for the style, soft hay and wild yeast but not like a Saison. Ends slightly leafy and thickly grainy, more sugary and bready. Quite warming and uplifting. Light barrel effect of cheese. Good complexity yet feels a little too boozy; lots of similar brew have this well hidden. Decent freshness but lacks a bit, a sharper body would've been nice, like a Chouffe. You can see this is going for a Saison/Tripel kinda way, while still remaining true to the style. Not as accessible as other good examples. Overall excellent quality craft.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shanex
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Estria
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yuno
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yoann
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a tulip
A - Hazy golden with little foam but some life at the bottom
S - Some biscuit from the malt and pine from the hops
T - Fits the smell and the style
M - The carbonating is just right
O - A good Belgian ale, classic but not too raw.

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Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is seriously so good, a belgian string blonde, but it also seems to have elements of a saison and even a tripel in here, a complex and strong and perfectly made brew, memorable. a lightly cloudy straw yellow color from the bottle, rapidly rising white head common in belgian beers, airy and tall in the glass, no visible sediment coagulated or anything. smells rustic ad old world, you know, beers of the olden days, this has that sort of ancient charm about it right away, like the monastic beers, really traditional, but i have not had one like this before. floral hops, sweet wheaty malt, golden raisin, honey, mild spice from the yeast, white pepper, coriander, dried citrus, even lemongrass. its awesome in taste too, a great grain profile that tastes fresh, drier than it smells, maybe oats or something else in here too, this has a starchy almost creamy texture to it. a fine yeast strain here, not too warm or crazy fruity, but distinct, patient, and much cleaner and seemingly more refined the way it presents itself, light fruit, white wine, botanicals, soft spice, awesome with the grain. a little residual sweetness here is kind of cool, a hint of sweet lemon with it, a ton of carbonation, and an almost fresh baked out of the oven sort of comforting finish. this is wonderful beer, all too uncommon here in the states. i think i terms of style its not really a neat fit anywhere, but it is one of my favorite belgian beers i have had so far this year. enormously high quality brew!

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maxist
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hidan
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dzu
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobob10
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle brought to and enjoyed at Chef Fredy's Table in Morristown, NJ.

Hazy, light amber with a creamy white head. Initial whiff gives off that lovely yeasty Saison funk, but the fruit and spice is very mild. Soft lemon and pepper notes mesh well with the sweet grains. Bone dry finish, aided by the strong carbonation, and super easy to drink. 8.5% ABV? You've got to be kidding me! There is no sign of alcohol at all. A nice Belgian ale, but more mild than I was expecting. A great beer to enjoy with food, but a little too strong to be an everyday table beer.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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