Moinette Brune | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Moinette BruneMoinette Brune
BA SCORE
3.88/5
315 Ratings
Moinette BruneMoinette Brune
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,704
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
315
pDev:
10.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Photo of morrowd3
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of chebode2
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of siebevl
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dzu
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of logicalparadox
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Novare

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of hman43
4.54/5  rDev +17%
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.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of prisdefer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of d6a5fa971c
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of notchucknorris
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

My local liquor store was clearing out bottles in their fridge, so I got this for $2.50. Only had Dupont's Saison to date, but I loved that, so figured this was worth the price.

A: Pours a reddish brown color that just glows in the glass. An absolute monster of a head that pours foamy and tan and rises up to about 5 fingers in the glass. Takes a long time to settle.

S: I'm really liking the smell here, but it's really, really faint, even after letting it warm a bit. Dusty yeast and chalky malt, baked pear, cinnamon, spearmint and maybe a hint of red apple.

T: Kind of a strange beer. Some good flavors going on here, but they're very disjointed and the mouthfeel is Christian Bale in The Machinist- thin. Sort of a strange, sweet wet malt flavor upfront with some light cocoa powder, mushy apple and maybe some molasses on the finish. Might be a bit of apple pie spice and dry yeast on the finish. Finish is dry and a little chalky. Ok and definitely worth the price I paid but not sure I'd rush back to this one.

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Photo of mJJJJJJJ
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutBoi
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is sweet and slightly smoky. Color is vibrant amber, bordering on dark orange. Silky skin of a head. Taste of dried fruits, citrus and caramel. Smooth for its high ABV. Subtle, yet complex. Nicely done.

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Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 315 ratings
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