Moinette Brune | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Moinette BruneMoinette Brune

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 08-11-2002

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of barleyroad
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber in appearance, nice foam. Smell is malty with a slight citrus aroma. Mouthfeel, Taste is very barly wine in flavor. Has a nice feel, with the right balance of bubbles. Now that is technical. Overall this is a good beer that will go nicely with a steak. Very nice after dinner drink.

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Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of spinrsx
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz Bottle - thanks to Phyl21ca for this one

Appearance – Murky brown colour with a very large size fizzy beige coloured head. It’s hard to make out the carbonation level due to the darkness of the beer and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Malts, grapes/raisins, yeast, roasted nuts, coriander/cloves

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, raisins, and some yeast. There is also some notes of cloves/coriander and just a hint of banana and chocolate. It ends with a buttery malty aftertaste with a nice spiciness.

Overall – This beer really had a lot going on taste wise. As the temperature of the beer changed I kept discovering new flavours. I really enjoyed it and I'm surprised to see some of the low ratings for it on this site. I'd drink it again anytime.

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Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of atlason
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into tulip from 750ml bottle.

A: Light brown opaque color with generous but rapidly dissipating head but little lacing.

S: Pretty faint, acrid with sweet malts, dark raisin

T: Yeast and hop bitterness dominate

M: This is a dry, pretty easy drinking brew were it not for the bitterness.

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this as a sample at the Great Lost Bear with my wife. The beer has a huge lace with a nice brown color

The nose is sweet strawberries with a nice malt backing very unique

The taste starts sweet maltyness with a hint of vanilla the taste slowly turns to a slight bitterness as the carbonation dissipates

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Photo of BeerMarshall
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour from 750ml bottle to oversized wine glass.
A: hazy amber-brown with reddish highlights. Close to the color of madiera that I have had in the past. Copious lacy head, but fades.
S: Fruity, yeasty, with a pleasant vinous character with warm solventy notes.
T: Fruity yet dry with toasty overtones. Again, a vinous character, not lactic, but very reminiscent of a fine champagne, with some roasted character.
M: Effervescent with medium body
O: If you gave me this blind, I would almost mistake it for champagne. Very pleasant drinking experience. I would definitely purchase again. I actually picked this up by mistake, meant to get Moinette blonde, but I am in no way disappointed. This has yet again expanded my horizons and palate.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33cl, label date of 12/2013. Purchased in Belgium.

Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with a large-bubbled head. Head is large at first, though the retention and lacing are sub-par.

The aroma has a very yeasty-phenolic character to it, and an almost lactic acidity. Notes of toasted malt.

The flavor is bone-dry, with lots of nuts, bread crusts and burnt caramel. Almost no sweetness to be found. Band-aid yeastiness. The finish is dry and yeasty, and the mouthfeel is highly carbonated but creamy.

Isn't this a Dubbel? Well, whatever it is, Moinette Brune is a very good Belgian ale.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at great lost bear

Light cream head covering, some lacing, hazy copper maroon rosy color.

Nose is sour vinegar, some light tart funky fruit, Belgian malts and yeast, light musty grapeseed, light candi sugar, toasty and light sweet syrupy

Taste very Belgian with malts and yeast, fruity, fairly sweet and some candi sugar, bit of warming booze, light nutty and crystal malts, light apple and grape seed, light musty and some light fruity and earthy hops, fairly bitter and spicy. Finishes a bit sticky and bitter, lingering Belgian malts and light hops, light fruit.

Mouth is med to slight lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall decent, some interesting flavors, little boozy, nose is interesting.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color with a small light tan head. In the aroma, fruity and a hint of tartness. In the taste, fruity white grapes, with a hint of caramel. A smooth and a medium to light bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry fruitiness in the aftertaste. A nice hint of sourness, with a small roast and caramel, very nice.

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Photo of lionchow
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours lightly hazy amber brown with a a huge white head that recedes slowly.

Aroma is sweet amber malt and a touch of barnyard funk. A bit of citrus and spice round out the aroma.

Flavor is mellow malt with a lightly bitter background note. Spicy notes are apparent and meld well with the mellow bitterness. There is some papery flavor under the malt. I wish there was just a bit more funkiness too it to give it some more interest.

Mouthfeel is quite dry and enjoyable.

Overall a good beer, but not the best from Dupont.

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Moinette Brune from Brasserie Dupont sprl
3.88 out of 5 based on 312 ratings.
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