Brewed by Brasserie de Blaugies
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dour-Blaugies, Belgium


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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A special edition of la Moneuse, extra rich for the winter season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"year and a half old bottle, which had been stored on it’s side given the sediment permanently etched there. the 750 bottle gushed so much that i had 9 ounces left to drink when all was said and done. everything was ok - not spoiled - but nothing stood out. fruity spice, maybe a little more tart apple than the norm in belgian ales. some dry yeast. medium bodied with a bit too much prickly carbonation. obviously a bottle not in it’s prime, but it’s what was available..."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4519) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Thanks to Matteo. Murky orange/ brown coloured with a lasting off white head. Aroma is earthy, yeasty, woody and sweet. Flavour is earthy, sweet nutty malts, belgian yeast. Palate is dry and chalky, effervescent carbonation. . Lingering wood and light vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle shared at the chriso May 2014 tasting - London. Gusher! Pours hazy amber with a creamy, white head. The nose is heavy with yeasty bread and light fruit tones. Medium sweet flavor, bready, with some candi sugars and Belgian yeast. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with Belgian yeast, toffee, fruit. Tasty but somewhat basic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
Christmas Moneuse, with off-white, sticky, rocky head (caught after long-lasting gushing) and deep amber colour with somewhat brownish hue, hazy with calm sparkling. Appetizing aroma of leafy hops, apple, pineapple, cumin, ginger, sweet red curry, liquorice, cinnamon, peach, hay, bitter honey, white pepper, grapefruit. Fresh fruity taste, sourish citrus touch, vague sweetness, subtle candi, supple and soft mouthfeel, light spiciness, earthy, long sticky hop bitterness. Another great Blaugies saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2151) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Hazy brown. Bubbly, off white head. Slow gusher, this. Granary bread maltiness. Ripe plum. Light, brown sugar. Taste is fruity dry. Light bitter. Soft, sugary palate. Finish has a brûléed bitterness. Very nice. Even in the middle of Summer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6738) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark murky brown colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and heavy pepper notes. Flavour of caramel, bread, grass, mild citrusy notes, Belgian yeast and some chocolate. Medium bodied and a foamy mouthfeel. Not as complex as their other beers but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours rusty orange, yeasty spice aroma, creamy saison taste, love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle at Chriso. Gusher. It pours murky amber with a small light tan head. The nose is toasty, earth, spice, dried fruits, fruit cake, muffin and candy. The taste is crisp, foamy, brown bread, spice, fruit cake, earth, toast and hay with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body, very high carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Carbonation is far too high unfortunately...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14508) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Hazy amber lasting beige head. some toffee. Some hop some Belgian yeast. I thought pretty good. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2596) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Murky brown liquid with huge light tan head. Aroma of toffee, lemon peel, white pepper, raw sugar, bubblegum, bread and toast. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of toffee, lemon peel, white pepper and bubblegum. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice.

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