Moinette Blond | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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550 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:
550
Reviews:
319
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
64
For Trade:
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Ratings: 550 |  Reviews: 319
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creamy easy drink. Some barnyard-like yeast there but easier smoother drink than their Saisons. Satisfying. Pure Belgium, with apricot and lemon, medium mouthfeel. Nice blond white and lacing. Peppery, not too sour nor sweet, more malty and vanilla, some nutmeg. perhaps shelved long?

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Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: large white frothy head with decent lacing on a murky golden body.

S: strong aroma of breads, spices, yeast and lemon.

T: both sweet and sour lemon and orange peel with both floral and earthy notes. Very complex for the style.

M: light to medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: highly drinkable with the mouthfeel comfortable and both the flavor and nose full for the style.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub & Cafe in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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 kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and poured with a finger high bright white head. A thin layer of bubbles consistently remained on the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of yeast in the nose along with hints of spices.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some hints of apple flavors. The hops contribute a slight amount of bitterness to the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and very dry on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This is a beer that needs to be sipped due to its dryness and strength, although the alcohol is mostly masked from the taste.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A sweet bit of light fruity esters and mild spice with an tea-like presence ultimatel sculpts this Belgian Pale Ale.

A pour of what seems more of amber than pale gives a rich and lush appearance. Slightly off-white foam starts to billow, but then receeds to a smathering of lace pockets that adorn the top of the beer.

Sweet fruity tones of peach, pear, apple, white plumb, grape, and appricot only start to sculpt the estery start to aromas. Lightly balanced with citrus zest and soft peppery character give a decidedly sweet fruity balance to the nose.

Sweet breads, candied malts, and sweet ripe fruits all have a presence in early taste. Appricots, peaches, pineapple, and mango all make major contributions to the malty/estery matrix. Herbal and tea-like, the hop character decorate the fruity tones with a sense of fresh tobacco and barley that lead to a tepid bitterness late.

Creamy sweetness cling to the mouth first. The fleeting carbonation is surplanted by alcoholic warmth for a less robust and drying finish of semi-dry sweetness and peppery heat.

A classy and characterful Belgian Ale with a fruity overtone with balance of spice and herbs. It's easy to see why this is quentessential of well made Belgian Ales.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle.

This beer pours a hazy, muddled medium golden amber colour, with specks of ground pepper sediment strewn throughout, and a teeming tower of rather puffy, and thinly foamy egg-shell white head, which leaves some random broken trellises of lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of strong and spicy grainy wheat malt, earthy yeast, aerosol black pepper, flat citrus, stewed apple and pear, subtle coriander, and a faint warming alcohol. The taste is equally complex - semi-sweet wheat and grain malt, pithy citrus, mildly funky yeast, white and black pepper, somewhat astringent alcohol, more apple/pear drupe fruitiness, and earthy, leafy, and kind of perfumed hops.

The carbonation is on the soft side, just a soothing frothiness throughout, the body a decent medium weight, well smooth, clean, and perhaps a touch creamy. It finishes fairly off-dry, the fruity malt carrying on, with some funky, zingy yeast, and latent booze keeping things on the level. Ok, more of a precipice, but still.

An enjoyable enough strong Belgian pale ale, lots of fruit and spice, with the alcohol just percolating under the surface. I would imagine that this would be an agreeable way to see the sights and get high in Hainaut, or blasted in Bruges.

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Photo of emerge077
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finally used the new Moinette chalice for it's intended purpose...

Pours a hazy golden apricot color, with a level of foam that is audibly fizzy.
A small amount of particles float within. Aroma of basil, earth, and peppery alcohol, with a subdued, sweet fruit note.
Smells like some kind of 19th century elixir...

Citrusy grapefruit and pear lead off the flavors, countered by a tangy and herbal finish.
Basil and hops are what the herbs seem most akin to. Alcohol makes itself known, but isn't overbearing.

Mellow aftertaste of honey follows the dry herb and chalky yeast in the finish.
A classic full-bodied Belgian, leaning towards Saison...

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Photo of brentk56
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks great, with a hazy honey color and a huge head that leaves clumps of foam all around the chalice

Smell: Not what I was expecting at all, and that is a good thing; perfumed funk, with an underlying biscuity malt; hints of stone fruit, too

Taste: An herbacious, grassy flavor storms to the forefront on top of the sweet biscuity malt backbone, with stone fruit flavors introducing themselves by mid-palate; after the swallow, the perfumed funk and tart flavors dominate, with just enough residual sweetness to add balance; the sweetness does linger in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with high carbonation

Drinkability: A BSPA? Not like any I have tasted previously. How about an Imperial Saison?

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Photo of zeff80
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sycamore - Columbia, MO.

A - Poured a cloudy, golden color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left soapy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of dried fruits - mostly green apple. It had a nice yeasty aroma with some grains, too.

T - It tasted very spicy with a touch of pepper - very yeasty! It had great fruity flavors of green apple. Nice caramel and grain backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a fantastic brew. Nice to have it on tap at Sycamore.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (courtesy of Presario): Poured an hazy blonde color ale with a super huge foamy white head with perfect retention. Aroma of funky yeast and coriander with some floral hops. Taste is sweet with some nice farmhouse feel to it, mix of coriander and wheat is well done. Alcohol is extremely well hidden (I thought I was drinking a 6% beer) and body is just above average. Truly a wonderful triple just the way I love them.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.42/5  rDev -17.8%
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 Thorpe429
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a light yellow-orange. Initial hard pour yields a nice, tall head that falls down and leaves a bit of lacing. Nose is pretty diverse with citrus, lemon, grass, hay, and some earth. The taste really brigs head components to life and integrates it all quite well. A nice bit of grassy earth is carried by ample carbonaion and results in a moderately dry finish. Drinks quite well and makes an excellent choice alone or with a good number of foods.

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Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice big fluffy head fades fairly quickly with loads of lacing hazy sediment but light tan yellow color

Nose nice farmhouse funk like, lots herbal herbs and hops, little herbal root like almost sasafrass, some booze and sweet malts, citrus.

Taste candied orange and ginger root like, sasafrass again, citrus, juicy golden malt light Belgian esters, herbal spices and hops, grainy malts, almost bready and chewy. Finish is a bit boozy sweet with candied orange and root flavors, herbal spices.

Mouth is med bodied little syrupy good carb.

Overall pretty good, bit too sweet and candy like, herbal spices and hops are unique.

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Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter golden color with a huge fluffy/sticky head,aroma was spicey and citruisy and lightly grassy.The taste is lemony with some pepper notes some yeastiness in there as well,very refreshing tasting.For the alcohol content this is very easy to drink,I really like this beer I have to say.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Rifugium
2.76/5  rDev -33.7%
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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Moinette Blond from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.16 out of 5 based on 550 ratings.
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