La Moneuse | Brasserie de Blaugies

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4.08/5
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311 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies
Belgium
brasseriedeblaugies.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
La Moneuse is named for A. J. Moneuse (b. 1768), a famous local bandit and gang leader, and ancestor of the brewers’ family. It is a classic "saison" beer by virtue of its strength and its earthy, aged quality. It has a hardy, semi-dry malt character, a fresh but not overpowering hoppiness, abundant yeasty, fruity flavors and a fairly strong, but pleasant and enticing mustiness.

Added by NeroFiddled on 10-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,157
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
311
pDev:
9.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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36
Gots:
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of rodmanfor3
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mytu420
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber color with off-white head. Aroma has sweet malt, a bit of spicy yeast character and overall nice rustic farmhouse notes. Taste starts with overripe fruit and white pepper, continues with spicy yeast flavor and finishes more bitter with earthy hops. Medium body with quite soft mouthfeel and carbonation. Alcohol is hidden pretty well. Interesting saison overall. Rustic with spicy character and nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of REVZEB
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Haybeerman
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chico1985
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml split three ways a couple nights ago, 2015 bottle. Reviewed from phone notes.

A - Orange beer with some dust haze at first, gets all murky on further pours. Almost all white head on the initial pour, which settles eventually, crazy good retention and nice lace overall.

S - Hay, basement wall mustiness, apple, melon, a bit of bubblegum and honey sweetness, nice expressive earthy yeasts.

T - Maybe a touch less potent than the nose but still quite nice. Lots of good farmy and fruity yeast coming through with notes of apple, straw, mineral, wheat, light honey, earthy must and spice.

M - High carbonation, dry and yeasty, lots of foam with a surprisingly light and delicate feel for the ABV. A bit on the murky+chalky side, but great mixture and balance of flavors and quite drinkable, the lightness is appreciated.

O - Very enjoyable straight-up farmhouse that brings a good mix of dry/yeasty/earthy/sweet flavor, with just a touch of tart for good measure. Murkiness is a slight turn-off here, but definitely nice, the light-but-8% saison feel reminds me of Fantome but minus the wackiness.

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Photo of Dunkelganger4
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy orange marmalade with voracious carbonation and thick head
Aroma: Hay, barnyard, yeasty
Taste: Similar to Crooked Stave's Surette but less tart. The taste follows the nose with a tinge of oxidation that only adds to the rustic complexity.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbed with a fairly dry finish.
Overall: This is the most rustic and one of the best saisons I've had. It's probably the most to style saison I've had.

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Photo of StoutBoi
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from (green) bottle with no date, into a modified tulip glass.
A - Caramel, and copper colored, explosive carbonation feeds relentlessly to a cumulus
sized cap, No lacing can escape that pile of froth.
S - Earthy nose, old grass clippings, melon rime, musky fruit dominate the nose. I find his part the best
aspect. As the beer warms, the richer aromatic experience.
T - A strong grain bill, maltiness and farmhouse for sure, bits of orange peel, and sourdough all make for
quite a full palate.
F - Medium in body, the start is sweet, running over the palate, and rolling the tongues edges. The "sour"
parts are muted but pleasant. The carbonation keeps everything clean, leaving a wonderfully coating of
slightly sour candied fruit favors.
O - A real pleasure here, the offering is rich in texture, well carbonated, runs that Belgian Farmhouse definition quite well. A wonderful offering.
Cheers

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium orange appearance with abundant pillowing ivory colored head. Musty barn aromas, warm bread, loam, a cumin / coriander spiciness. Great carbonation and mouthfeel, finishing dry with a bit of a champagne feel.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.05/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle. Orange gold body with a white head, nice retention and minor lacing. Aromas of yeast, bread, a bit of sweetness and spice. Flavors were dominated by yeast, sweet malt and some spice. Personally, I prefer my Saisons to have just a flick or more of tartness and this has none.

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Photo of IPAchris
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Moneuse from Brasserie de Blaugies
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 311 ratings