Brewed by Belgh Brasse (Groupe Geloso)
Style: Belgian Ale
Amos, Canada


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Starting with naturally-pure esker water, Mons Abbey Blonde is brewed from Pilsen and Pale Ale malt, hopped with Styrian Gold hops, and Saaz hops give it aroma, with a classic yeast from Belgium. Before you open a bottle, chill it to around 43°, and then tilt the glass and pour, allowing a nice head to form. Reserve the final ounce and pour it into a shot glass, yeast and all… and decide if you or your guest gets the flavorful brewer’s yeast. Mons Abbey Blonde is delicious with lighter foods, such as chicken, salmon, salads, and Monterey Jack cheese. For dessert, try it with apricot or orange cake, or any citrus custard tart. Salut!

GarnotingPete's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, - FEB 3, 2013
Bière couleur de miel, à peine voilée et coiffée d’un onctueux col blanc traçant le verre d’une épaisse dentelle. Des arômes racés et floraux de céréales avec quelques notes de poivre. Elle est étonnamment amère et présente peu de sucres résiduels. Elle est de corps solide, moyennement effervescente et offre une texture soyeuse. Elle se termine sur de beaux arômes et un filet d’alcool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2231) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Clear golden pour with a frothy white head. Honey aroma with hints of spice. Sweet spicy malt flavour. Nice tangy bitterness, syrup honey texture. Too sweet for me but pleasant enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6203-20140228] Bottle. Mild plasticky yeast aroma. Clear, bright pale yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head with some lacing. Sweet straw yeast flavour has a lingering aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)
Overheard: "I’m thinking it’s not a good idea to do a search of ’Mons Blonde’."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3346) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Corked and caged 750 ml bottle shared. Pours a clear gold to copper color with a white head of foam. The aroma is bready and grainy and a little eatery.The taste is sweet with a bit of spice. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (672) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours apricot with a thick skin of white foam on top. Taste is apple juice, candy, & dried fruit. A slight mineral after taste creeps in near the end, which is unwelcome as a visit from the dorky neighbours during cocktail hour. Wait, this is 7%? Pretty decent, but doesn’t match other brews locally available from Quebec, Goose Island or Belgium for that matter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (461) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Bière jaune tirant sur l’orangée, remplie de particules en suspensions, très effervescente, et surmonté d’un large col blanc cassé, mousseux et dense, et qui se réduit tout doucement. Arômes de pain frais, de levure belge, de malt mielleux et de fruits du verger (pêche, poire, pomme…), avec d’évidentes épices (poivre, clou de girofle, coriandre, gingembre…), un houblon floral et parfumé, des notes de bananes et quelques effluves d’alcool. Les phénols de fermentation semblent bien présents au nez, outre le clou de girofle et le poivre précédemment mentionnés, on note de trace de fumée, d’eucalyptus et de vanille. Nez bien agréable, très complexe, belle intensité. En bouche, pétillement moyen-fort sur la langue, breuvage plutôt mousseux, belle onctuosité au palais, c’est rond, moelleux et velouté. Au goût, pain frais, léger malt mielleux, abondants fruits du verger, banane, poivre, léger vanille, léger eucalyptus, clou de girofle, houblon qui semble à la fois herbacé, poivré et floral, parfumé, amertume légère, trace de levure belge et d’alcool, finale bien herbacée (houblon ou herbe aromatique telle que coriandre?). Très belle intégration des différentes saveurs, très belle complexité, très bonne intensité. Excellente bière!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2468) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy medium orange amber with a persistent white head, lace that circles the brew 1/2" up. Taste is yeasty, wheaty malt that moves through the palate gaining momentum as slight bitters join to keep it on an even keel. A very nice light Belgian Ale, tasty and enjoyable. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2634) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
750 ml bottle from The Beer Store. Pours a lightly cloudy golden colour with billowing white head and some floaties. Aroma is Belgian yeast with sour apple and light spice as well as some graininess and flowers. Flavour is also yeasty with lots of sour fruitiness, gentle clove, grains and some floral hops. Some alcohol apparent. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Dégustée (bouteille) le 2 juin 2013 au Mondial de la Bière 2013 à Montréal (D25C3K416i). Bière blonde pâle limpide. Aucun col. Très très peu effervescente. Odeur de sucre brûlé. Très douce, très sucrée, peu amère. Saveur de ginger ale fade, goûte un peu l’eau. Mince et plutôt flatte, manque de caractère.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (178) - - MAY 9, 2014
5/8/14. 750ml. Pours hazy straw gold with a thin head and no lacing. Mild Belgian yeast nose that is quite pleasant. Interesting malt dominant mouth that is still quite bright. Not boozy. Can you say session Abbey? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
2014-02-28. Crisp yellow body with a large foamy white head. 3++ Aroma is lightly alcoholic, pale malt. 3+ Flavour is moderately alcoholic, pale malt core, dry finish with a lightly floral hop character. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Pretty drinkable but its an okay example of a style I don’t love. Lacks the depth of flavour to cover up the (admittedly moderate) alcohol character. Bottle shared by GregClow

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