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La Moneuse | Brasserie de Blaugies

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4.08/5
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305 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:
#2,819
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
305
pDev:
9.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Serum
3.17/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a solid beer but my least favourite from this brewery. It smelled great with bready sweetness and a little cola but the taste was a bit too dry and not that complex. I preferred the lingering aftertaste of saison d'epeautre and darbyste.

The yeast is very easily disturbed so letting it sit for a month or so makes a world of difference to the taste. The more the yeast settles, the drier it seems to taste. Carbonation is very high and quite prickly and for me it just needs a bit more of the malt to come through.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vermilcj
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackElixir
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ronricorossi
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mtomlins
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this bottle. Massive head that lasts forever and leaves lost of lacing. The nose and taste both offer lots of yeast, bread/biscuit notes and some warm spice. It was very light and refreshing, especially considering the 8% ABV, but I found it to be heavily over-carbonated. Overall, a delicious beer that reminded me of summer despite all the snow outside!

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Photo of stephensinner
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajm5108
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Good all around saison, has that nice, musty smell, great color & feel...good overall balance in flavor but no dominant note.

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

Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jeffh84
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DRBiser
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Slatetank
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this on tap at Hunger N Thirst, served chilled in a tulip.

The color is golden amber with a slight caramel look with thin white head with very fine bead and stringy lace with light hazed appearance. The smell incorporates a strong yeast odor with light woody and fruity pear type smell with slight green apple and light spice with mild alcohol with some mild herbal/woody scents that continue as it warms. The feel is strong with big woody texture -yeasty spiciness with medium carbonation and slight tangy element with mild sweetness as it finishes.

The taste is tangy and fruity with slight apple skin and spice combination in the taste with some vinous flavors from the yeast and mild malt sweetness with slight alcohol in the taste mid palate with spice and wood type earthiness with slight yeast flavor in the finish with an herbal quality from hops. This is great I really like the complexity of this strong saison, balanced and easy to drink for the strength

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +1%

La Moneuse from Brasserie de Blaugies
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 305 ratings
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