Moinette Brune
Brasserie Dupont sprl

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From:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Ranked #112
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,817
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 10.34%
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
145
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 12, 2022
Added:
Aug 11, 2002
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  14
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
DATE: November 11, 2022... OCCASION: a second straight State Sectional championship won tonight, we begin watching Andor... pours an opaque, purplish brown body whose head swiftly lags to an off-white pencil-thin ring... sharp plum, black cherry, pastry, sweet dough, and various berries make for a robust aroma... a dry, medium-bodied, wine-like warmth that is slick, smooth and way too easy to drink... some flattened cola hints, but agreeable overall... plum, red grape, sweet dough, berries, some booze, rose petals, brown sugar, and hard fruits make this a slow-sipper that might not be worth the price point... its overall experience is stately, a good pairing with meats and cheeses or a dessert--as a dessert itself...
Nov 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting. Brown colour, off-white head. Moderate aroma, hints of brown kandij sugar and herbs. The flavour is more defined, brown kandij sugar without being too sweet, herbs and hops. Nice enough.
Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L:
-pours a cloudy dark brown with burnt orange tinges and a small to medium,frothy,off-white head
S:
-light acidity,candied sugar,malty,plums
T:
-light acidity,spicy,rye bread,plums,caramel
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Quite different from other Belgian dark ales, the nose is a bit shy but it's pleasant on the tongue.
May 12, 2022
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Cerveza de color cobrizo con un cordón de espuma de color beige de retención media. Cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta y frutos secos. En boca predomina el dulzor.
Bastante inferior a la Blonde y la Ambreé.
May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
#1718 - Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)…
L- Quite dark reddish brown, pours with some haze and a 2mm very pale tan foam cap.
S- Quite mild, some rich malt.
T- The malt^ follows through, it is quite deep, I get quite some 'roasty/toasty' aspect too which combines with some hoppy dry notes into the finish. It has Belgian yeasty ester notes and hints of spice too.
F- It is very satifying on the palate; it's clear it carries some heft (in this case ABV%!). I like the balance of rich (but not sweet!) malts with some trad hops => well balanced.
O- Very drinkable. Shame I can't buy these at the same local prices as over in Belgium as I'd/I'll happily drink this again.
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! ==> Nothing really, 'Bottle fermented' is stated, but that's no surprise.
330ml bottle BB: 12/2023 Bought from BelgianBeerCompany, Stoke/UK as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.
Mar 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by octortus from Canada (ON)

Mar 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a garnet or currant colour with a slight head that quickly becomes an afterthought.
The nose is as expected in this style, with some caramel and herbs, but also a bit metallic. This foreshadowed the metallic taste within and indeed, it is strong. Also watery and with a surprisingly bitter aftertaste. The plum comes through at least.
Not the best in this style by a far shot.
Jan 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.89 by nullbort from Canada (ON)

Dec 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by Insomniac from Canada (ON)

Nov 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.93 by Askala from Spain

Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Quafftastic from Virginia

Jun 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy, deep mahogany coloration with an amber hue, small, fluffy head and lots of fine sediment suspended in the glass. Smells of sweet, rich caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar and strong notes of dark fruit; raisin, fig, date,with just a hint of estery spice: clove. Taste is a great balance of caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits: raisin, fig, date and spicey yeast ester of clove, as well as just a hint of herbal hops coming through as well. Finishes bittersweet, with a light bitterness and some caramel malt, toffee and dark fruits lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This is actually somewhat less sweet than its pale brother Moinette Ambrée, due to some more herbal hops and dark fruits shining through here, lending quite a nice balance to this. Quite a niceexample of the style all in all.
Sep 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jul 27, 2019
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
De cervezasespecies. En copa de Grimbergen. Leyendo Intro to Python Ch16. Muy correcta, con agradable sabor acaramelado, con azucaramiento tipicamente belga. Se echa en falta algo mas de cuerpo
Jan 15, 2019
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown color with a medium top of beige head that dissolves in a rapid pace. Aroma is of caramel,tofee,prunes,raisins, dates and brown sugar. The taste is sweet and fruity with strong roasted tones in the back. Good notes of dried fruits and caramel. The finish has a slight bitterness that is balanced very good with the malts in the back, and has a good lenght on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a medium carbonation and medium body. A very good beer, and a great example of it,s style.
Aug 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jun 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by emerge077 from Illinois

Feb 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by Antyk from Belgium

Feb 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by Derek from Canada (BC)

Dec 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by mmilyko from Nevada

Nov 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Sep 03, 2017
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Reviewed by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Aged around 6 months : Cloudy and veiled dark brown with a red hue, extremely active. Creamy brown 1-2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with not much legs but good lacing and a decent swirl reaction. Flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, caramel, wild berries, cherries, roasted grains, Belgian yeast, coriander, ginger, and herbal hops. Slick and silky medium body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Strong strength finish, malty and bready, thick esters and spices, a bit leafy with sharp yeast, lightly sour from the aging process thats far from excessive. Moderately alcoholic. Pleasantly spiced and yeasty, including a hint of barrel aged feel of cheese. Fits well in winter time celebrations having of festive qualities. Decent freshness and bodied. Highly warming, could easily be used as an appetizer, it's salivating with sugars. Complex and really well made. Aged well in the bottle. Overall excellent quality craft.
Aug 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by chebode2 from Germany

Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.51 by siebevl from Belgium

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by Dweedlebug from Pennsylvania

Apr 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Dzu from Russian Federation

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from 0.33l bottle into goblet.
L: Turbid dark brown with a weak white foam head.
S: Plums, black berries, red wine.
T: Spices, orange, raisin.
F: Tight body and low carbonation.
O: Very good dark ale with unusual taste.
Mar 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by logicalparadox from New York

Mar 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.26 by stephenlee from England

Mar 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Dec 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by JamFuel from Sweden

Oct 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jun 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 06, 2016
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Novare
May 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark amber color with beige head. Aroma has dark malts, brown sugar and molasses. Taste starts yeasty with dark malts, just a hint of sugar sweetness and some dried fruits. Finishes quite bitter and earthy. Medium body and carbonation, well hidden ABV. Overall it's a nice belgian dark ale. Although I am not a fan of this style, I enjoyed this one.
Apr 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A good find.
What makes this different than the competition?
It has the complex flavors of a quad, but not the alcohol.(Which means I'd like two.)
Belgian yeasts working the barley to create fruits is done well... but also beyond my comprehension.
So if you find Moinette Bruin, buy it and figure it out yourself.
Enjoy!

MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" has this to say: "The Brune, sweeter and more perfumy" (than the Blond) with the same alcohol content.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.
Mar 16, 2016
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: It pours amber with a full head. It is mostly clear, the head is off white and takes a white to disappear.
Smell: There are aromas of plums, apples, toast, cherries, and a bit of rose.

Taste: It has flavors of toast and caramel with raisins, apple, and plums.

Feel: It has a medium feel and has moderate carbonation. It has a dry finish with a touch of tart.

Overall: It is a strong malty and fruity Belgian ale that feature plums and raisins with a quality malt backbone.
Jan 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Andrewharemza from Australia

4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From bottle, Pours cola brown and murky and full of little floaty bits. Aroma sweet, caramel, candy, cinnamon, soaked raisins, brown sugar. Tastes pretty much as the aroma. Very nice.
Dec 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by prisdefer from New York

Dec 21, 2015
Moinette Brune from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 336 ratings