Moinette Blond | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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4.18/5
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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:
#1,529
Reviews:
322
Ratings:
562
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.7
 
 
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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance slight hazy gold with a white head rising about half a finger's length.

Smell: Cloves and yeast with bits of honey. Very light scent though and honestly one sniff

Taste: Good flavor with a bit sweetness to r reminds me of light sugar and cloves.

Mouth: Medoum bodied with well above average stickiness.

Overall: Nice little gem I had in a tasting recently. If you prefer blondes might be your cup of tea personally for me I rather sacrifice the smoothness for a more potent flavor. Salud!

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Photo of Beginner2
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Both from Dupont, the Blond is a famous cousin of the benchmark for saisons.
With ratings in the top handful, enough think Moinette Blond to be the benchmark for the strong pales.
If so, not so fast in associating both as their respective benchmarks.
First, the positive. These two ales are very close in what makes them distinct: dry, but not overly hoppy.
But, biere de garde are intended to complement the popular foods of northern France.
And Moinette Blond has 2% more alcohol... which can overpower most dishes.
Facing dilemma, I consulted the expert "Brewmaster's Table" who agreed with me about the hops, but then left a long list of meat and fish dishes to try with the Blond.
Being a vegetarian, I drank it alone... and was more than satisfied.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours with a really nice thick head that leaves a good lacing on the glass.

Smell – A beautiful smell of yeast, and a light pepper spice.

Taste – Tastes of yeast, hay, and a little malt.

Mouthfeel – Crisp and very smooth. Medium body, perfect carbonation.

Drinkability – This is a very drinkable beer. It goes down very easy for 8.5% abv. I prefer this to the Duvel.

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Photo of Mar02x
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, Pours a hazy bright golden with a moderate white head. The aroma has a candy character, cinnamon, sweet, grape, yeasty, bready. Taste very fruity, peach, citrusy very enjoyable and worth a try.

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Photo of Kenfoley
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Smooth , good head, nice taste of malt

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

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

Photo of Living
4.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply great taste.

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

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BenBreeg
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: A slightly hazy dark straw yellow with a nice head - a thin layer stayed to the very last sip
S: A slight sweet/sour musky grape like at a winery
T: Pretty intense white wine grape flavor with a bready finish
F: A sort of unusual combination - feels kind of thick yet still has a good amount of carbonation. Also has some alcohol heat.
O: More wine-like than I was expecting, which is not my favorite, but not at all bad.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle served in a burgundy stem. Pours a lovely sunny gold with a rocky, two inch, bright white head. Clarity is slightly hazy. Head eventually settles into a solid, 1/8th inch cap with thick swaths of lacing revealed as the beer recedes. Nose expresses citrus zest and a grassy quality. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also a light spicy/peppery quality to the flavor profile, as well as a trace of honey. Flavors are subtle without being cloying. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even, carbonation. Overall, very drinkable with a well-hidden abv. An exemplar of the style.

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Photo of mrcraft
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bjd88
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange golden color with a nice billowy white fizzy foam head. The head fades moderately quickly over time leaving a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strong of a cracker aroma mixed with a lot of yeast and a little bit of a bready smell. Along with these aromas comes some smells of clove and coriander as well as a good showing of a grainy and fruity smell. All in all it gives a rather nice and clean Belgium smell overall.

Taste – Upfront the taste has a decent showing of a fruity nature of peach and pear mixed with a whole lot of a bready taste. A decent showing a clean grainy flavor and a lot of yeast are present upfront as well, which make for a rather flavorful taste. While lighter upfront, the spice flavors of coriander and clove get rather potent toward the end and are joined by lots of grass and a herbal hop. With a light decrease in the sweet, and a little more grainy and some hay coming to the tongue at the end, one is left with a nice flavorful and crisp Belgium strong flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. For the somewhat fruity and sweet, yet crisp and bready tastes, the feel is quite nice and when considering the style, this one makes for a rather nice drinker overall.

Overall – This was rather enjoyable Belgium triple style ale. Lots of nice flavor all while maintaining a rather crisp and refreshing character at 8.5 % abv.

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Photo of IBUQT
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of PERDIDOUSA
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice belgian beer of a orange/ocher color and a big whitey foam.
Smell and taste are basically malty and yeasty (not too much considering the style), with some notes of grains, spices and an alcoholic feel.
Fruitiness becomes higher as the beer becomes less cold. Difficult to distinguish details in this one...
Body and carbonation are at high level, bitterness is at average.

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Photo of Petegrieco
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Moinette Blond from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 562 ratings