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Benelux Moonboot (Belge Brune Forte)

Benelux Moonboot (Belge Brune Forte)
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Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6264) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
Draught at Benelux. Pours a deep brown along with some ruby hues and a small lasting creamy off-white head. Slightly mild aroma is malty and yeasty along with a bit of "metal" and fruit. Flavour of Belgian yeast, caramel malt, dark fruit and some light floral hops. Medium to full bodied. Pretty good but I expected better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
On cask at Benelux 4th anniversary
Appearance : Dark amber.
Aroma : Spicy and sugary. Notes of red fruits.
Taste : Fruity and spicy. A bit mineral. Finish is mineral, spicy and fruity. A bit sweet but rather dry.
Overall : Nice fruity profile. A bit too spicy and mineral. Not so good. I was a bit disappointed by this one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2728) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Appearance: deep dark red with a small off White head. Aroma: slightly metallic, malt, quite a lot of yeast too. Flavour: Yeast & malty as hell, bran, bread, Raisins, sticky, long malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2010
At Benelux. Cloudy ruby with a solid lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is tantalizing - like a roasty/caramel Orval-y thing. Taste is nicely balanced between roasty sweet caramel, pungent floral/grassy bitterness and dry spice - hardly any alcohol at all. Sticky and slight astringent mouthfeel, a nice dry pungent and yeasty linger. solid stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bedainedebiere (503) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2010
Tap at brewpub. Well-done strong brown belgian, comparable to some quadrupels I had but without the magnificience... Medium to full body, with more spicyness than sweetness and with a powerful herbal hop presence taking a lot of place in the mouthfeel. Notes of various spices and a discreet caramel touch. Nothing seems wrong but nothing is overwhelming neither.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
Dégustée en fût au brouepub. De couleur brune et claire. Nez fruité (léger de raisins et de prunes), de caramel, léger d’épices (clou de girofle) et avec des notes de chocolat, d’alcool et de houblon herbeux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture légère-moyenne crémeuse. Goût de levures fruitées (raisins aux petites notes vineuses, léger de prunes, traces de mûres) accompagné d’un moyen goût épicé (clou de girofle, petites traces de muscade) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel aux notes rôties et terreuses avec des notes de chocolat et des traces de mélasse puis en finale l’on retrouve une moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux ainsi qu’un léger goût d’alcool. Post-goût moyen-long, moyennement amer d’alcool et de houblon herbeux avec un goût fruité (moût de raisins, pelures de prunes). (automne 2006)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2009
A lightly hazed brown ale with a thin lacing light moka head. Again, fresh mash aroma, yeast, light bananas and cream. In mouth, a nice grainy belgian ale with light herbal hops, very nice. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, March 27 2009.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grandgenie (259) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
Dégusté le 7 juin 2007 avec french tickler. <b> On Tap </b> Copper brown poor with a thin off white foamy head... nice lacing as well. Aromas of alcohol, caramel and herbal... Good hops... Nicely carbonated... fresh and has a nice dry non agressive bitter finish. Nicely balanced beer. Added flavors of coriander and caramel...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2007
Sweet, brown sugar aroma, candied malt and treacle, deep brown, small toffee head. Big roasted malt flavour, pitfruits also. Medium bodied, balanced, sweet and fine, alcohol is hidden. Very good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2007
Draught. Red-copper with a ring of white head. Aroma is fragrant/perfumey - berries, cookies, and sweet spices. Lively carbonation. Heavy malt accents with some metallic characteristics. Reasonably palatable, just not something I’d drink a whole lot of.
Sampled at the brewpub on June 1, 2007.


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