La Moneuse | Brasserie de Blaugies

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BA SCORE
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:
#3,047
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 cultclassic89
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour was a nice apricot color with a mountainous, overflowing white bubbly head. The cork blasted off like a bottle of champagne. Nice fruity nose, big rustic Belgian yeast notes, some mustiness. Taste is like a classic Belgian Farmhouse ale. Semi -dry maltiness, bready, earthy, must. Light hop characteristic, but it's there. Overall, a great example of the style.

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Photo of dustin22martin
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome beer Would buy again

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Photo of Electros
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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%

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