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


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RATINGS: 342   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2013
75cl bottle cortesy of Benzai @DSFT2 Thick off white head. Hazy amber pour. A nice enough brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1541) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2013
Pours a hazy copper color with a sustaining tan head. Smell is caramel malt, deep fruit a bit of spice and yeast. Taste is rich caramel malt, tart fruit, some spice and yeast ending dry crisp and fruity. Light/medium body with average carbonation level. A very nice malt forward saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Hazy dark orange pour. Overflowing foamy head. Ruby red fruits. Spicy iced tea. Sage. Rose water. Sugar plums. Clove. Cinnamon. Blood oranges. Slight Brett funk. Palate feels a bit muddled. Finish is smooth though there is a peppery afterbite. Unusual red spicy Saison. Note: Seeing some wide discrepancy in the description of this brew (even as to whether the color is blonde or dark copper) such that there may be some mixup between 2 versions. The one I rated was billed as La Moneuse Special Winter Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1671) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at Monk’s. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is earthy, spice, toast and floral. Taste is sweet with a funky tartness. Medium bodied that drinks lighter then it feels. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerGolem (665) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Bouteille 750 ml. Robe ambrée et reflets rubiconds. Mince collet blanc. Arôme de pastille contre la toux, de malt, de levures belges et d’épices. Goût: malt, cerise, épices. Texture sirupeuse. Bonne carbonatation. Texture sirupeuse. Plutôt décevante, mais je dois dire que je ne suis généralement pas un grand fan des brassins de Noël.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lefossoyeur (450) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
Amber with a generous white head that lasts a good while. Light caramel and honeyish notes dominates the aromas. Lively carbonation, light to medium body, sweet malt palate finishing on a mineral note and a slightly diluted finish. The 8% of alcohol are totally hidden here. Really feels like a 5% beer. Not bad but not as good as the classy Moneuse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Hazy copper color beneath a massive frothy off-white head. Nice rustic yeasty aroma with notes of bread dough, and some musty basement. Earthy, mineral laden flavors, lead into a light herbal hop presence. A little bit of bready malt, but fairly dry overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1253) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
Brown with a red hue, this beer smell like a damp cellar. It also has a distictive wet hay aroma. Pours with a huge head and the bottle is slow gushing right now. Taste is spicy and mouthfeel is realy dry. Carbonation is high and totally appropriate to me. An OK beer overall, nothing too fancy though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (899) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
An interesting, if not a little boring Sour-Like ale. Pours a beautiful red color with a white head. Not much of any smell. Taste is surprisingly subtle. A little bit of cherries, and a sour finish. Had on tap at Mill Valley Beer Works. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pour on tap at Falling Rock, dark orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought rich burnt caramel, toffee, some sugary notes with lots of red and dark fruits, lots of ginger, cinnamon, and clove notes in there. Taste is very rich, some ginger, clove, cinnamon, hints of caramel, toffee, some sugary notes as well, going into more sweet notes with dark and red fruits, finishing sweet.

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