La Moneuse Spéciale Noël | Brasserie de Blaugies

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La Moneuse Spéciale NoëlLa Moneuse Spéciale Noël
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies
Belgium
brasseriedeblaugies.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A special edition of la Moneuse, extra rich for the winter season.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
149
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of desint
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dweedlebug
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

nice to finally catch this one, especially on draft, but i dont think it adds much to the original saison, and tasted a little stale to me, not quite oxidized, but almost unintentionally tart on the yeast. i have a sneaking suspicion that this doesnt travel super well and would be a superior beer closer to its origin. it looks a little flat from the tap, medium orange colored and mostly clear, a short white head is easily roused with a twirl of the globe. aroma here of tartness, older belgian yeast, wheat and pale toasted barley, some odd citric character, and some candy sugar sweetness that reminds me of some old world tripel types. as much as this is yeast driven, at least on intent, i feel it has faded some, it ust have. sweet and malty is better for this one, subtle honey here, grass, golden raisin, a little alcohol kick. if this is saison, its a very different take on it than i am used to. despite the noel tag line, it doesnt strike me as a christmas beer, at least as i usually think about them, no spices to pick up on or anything. i like this very much, super old world and rustic, but oddly past its prime for a draft offering, and not a great extension of the original. hard to critique such unique beer, but thats what i reckon...

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of babaracas
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky reddish brown, thin fizzy khaki colored head, cola-like, only a few dots manage to stick to the glass. Smell: dark candi sugar, crusty brown bread, fig, orange, coriander, clove-ish, slightly floral. Taste: red plum, hint of tart green apple, unripe pear, a little brown sugar, notes of: orange peel, pepper, clove; mild spicy. Lighter side of medium bodied, space-filling carbonation, drying finish. This is very nice, a solid Blaugies saison with some dubbel characteristics.

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Photo of drahodo
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bump8628
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
2.13/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Warching Sons of Anarchy 4x05-06. Gushing. Not much here apart from a slight sourness. A bit amateurish

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.97/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of WynnO
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No bottle date but the store had them on clearance, my guess this is from last winter.

Pours a light amber color with a thin fizzy head, fades quickly with no lacing on the glass, head is a light tannish color, lots of fine carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom.

Smell is a bit skunkified and reminds me very much of Heineken, a bland aroma of sweet malt upfront and dominating, not picking up any spice character on the nose or really anything else.

Taste is out of left field crazy and makes me wonder if this flavor was always here under the bland aroma or if the bottle has gone bad, either way it's remarkable more interesting than I was being led to believe, the sweet malt is cut off quick by a weird apple-sour flavor, not overly sour or tart like a lambic but just enough to still hit the sides unexpectedly, bunch of other light fruit flavors bouncing around but I'd say apple is the strongest presence, carbonation is strong and sharp which explodes in the mouth, just enough stickiness along the edges of the mouth.

What started out being very disappointing (as disappointing as a $5 clearance beer) actually turned out fine, can't say if this is the way it's supposed to be but whatever.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mklisz
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edhizdeid
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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La Moneuse Spéciale Noël from Brasserie de Blaugies
3.85 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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