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


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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A special edition of la Moneuse, extra rich for the winter season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2638) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
Flaska från Etre Gourmet. En lite anonym bärnstensfärgad medelstark belgare. Söta maltiga smaker med mer bröd än fruktkaraktär som balanseras hyfsat av en lite jästig beska. . Inte i klass med bryggeriets lättare drycker men trevlig och funkar bra på julbordet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (510) - GERMANY - DEC 19, 2014
Has a slightly beige, stable head, with a murky brown,cherry red color. Smells of spicy, sweeter malts, with citraic and floral notes to it, along with clove, sharp pepper and nutmeg. On top of that settles a slightly fermented cherry fruitiness, complimenting to the spices. Begins with a noteable metallic carbonation, toffeeish malts and peppery spices. Tastes actually much dryer than expected, the brew got a decent bitter, semi-dry hoppiness to it, providing a unique approach for this being a christmas beer. Not actually particularly sweet, but well balanced, due to many typical Saison aspects. Dough, slightly funky yeast among a crisp dryness, with hints of fruit to add depth to the taste. Finishes heavy on the spices, peppery, with a lot of cloves visible and bready malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ST247 (471) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2014
75cl bottle shared. Pours dark amber with creamy head that quickly fades. Aroma is a bit sour, fruity, alcoholic. Taste is a bit sour but also bit sweet, hints of caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1283) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Brown cloudy with amber hilites and foamy thin tan head; aroma is semi tart and sweet notes of prune or raisin; Flava is tart upfront with sweet and roasty malt notes of cherry and wood; feels light and smooth with fizzy; finishes dry and tart

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8452) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle - Yeasty fruity stone esters, light spice and citrus. Hazy copper with a decent white head. Lots of stone fruit, some plum notes and other fruity esters. Yeasty finish with some very light tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (1071) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 15, 2014
Foamy dark white fading head showing off an orange-copper colour with some opalescence. Aromas of brown sugared bready malts with notes of lime predominate but also hints of moor-aromas, wet leather and sweet apple arise. Lightly carbonated the beer is somewhat effervescent/tangy with a light-medium body. The flavours offer some fruity acidity supported by some juicy sweet bready herb-maltyness. Well balanced and the finish is well lasting offering a good balance of sweet-sour-light bitterness. A good winterwarmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - 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 (6036) - 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 (14703) - 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 (3548) - 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.

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