Moinette Blond | Brasserie Dupont sprl

BA SCORE
92
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545 Ratings
Moinette BlondMoinette Blond
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
545
Reviews:
317
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
63
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakeScully
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Estria
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yuno
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yoann
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
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 -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maxist
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hidan
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dzu
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobob10
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
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 -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spoony
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle to a tulip glass. Reviewed from notes dated September 26, 2016.

A-The beer is murky in the glass with a few yeast particles floating around like a snow globe. A tall white head fades too quickly to a thin cap. Color is yellow-orange.

S-The smell is slightly funky on this older bottle with a leafy, peppery, lemony hop bitterness and obvious whiffs of alcohol. The yeast is subtle, but I smell some bubblegum and tree fruit. Pretty dry for the style.

T-The taste is more bready than the smell. There is still a lemony, grassy flavor, but the beer does not taste as bitter as the smell would lead to believe. It is more perfumed and floral, with less bubblegum and banana notes than a typical Belgian pale. It is dry for a strong pale ale, especially on the finish.

M-The beer is well carbonated with chunky bubbles attacking my palate. Heft is medium and there is a bit of slickness on the finish.

O-This is a tasty, drinkable beer with a slightly unusual flavor profile for the style. It is definitely a Belgian, but if you want lots of estery bubblegum and banana and whatnot, you should look elsewhere. Very saison-like.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Straight foward and easy drinking beer, but still manages a bit of complexity. Less estery than some other Belgian pales, but still present. Finishes with a really nice citrusy, lemony flavor along with biscuity, grainy malt backbone. Really nice beer that I think gets overlooked a bit.

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Photo of Dweedlebug
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenlee
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LocusSolus
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good tea bitterness, herbal, peppery, good malt balance but it's a lot about the hops and that Dupont characteristic yeast. Spicy alcohol but smooth and not boozy. The mouthfeel compliments well the taste

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Photo of unclekeith
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16 out of 5 based on 545 ratings.
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