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Blaugies La Moneuse

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Brewed by Brasserie de Blaugies
Style: Saison
Dour-Blaugies, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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La Moneuse is named for A. J. Moneuse (b. 1768), a famous local bandit and gang leader, and ancestor of the brewers’ family. It is a classic "saison" beer by virtue of its strength and its earthy, aged quality. It has a hardy, semi-dry malt character, a fresh but not overpowering hoppiness, abundant yeasty, fruity flavors and a fairly strong, but pleasant and enticing mustiness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Draught @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, yeast and hint of pepper and some fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a fruity, slightly malty and pepper finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1162) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Lätt dimmig orange öl med vitt småbubbligt skum. Doft av deg, halm, citrus och lätt funkighet. I smaken tillkommer en pepprighet. Torr munkänsla. Döljer alkoholen mycket väl.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1742) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
Classic ’strong saison’ since 1988. Off-white, thick, rocky head leaving pretty lacing on the edge of the glass, warm orange blonde colour, clear but gradually becoming more cloudy as the bottle is emptied. The aroma is a pleasant combination of fresh, sweet fruitiness (orange, pineapple, apple peel, melon) and an earthy, saison-like spicines (pepper, hay, nutmeg, herbal hops) with further impressions of bread, honey, biscuit, sherry. Fruity taste, fresh citrussy touch, light caramel malts, vaguely sweetish but above all dominated by an appetizing, spicy, earthy, rooty dryness stretching deep into the finish, where leafy hops and gin-like alcohol appear. Great example of its style, like all of Blaugies’ beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1654) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Cloudy golden pour with a large frothy white head. Nose presents peppery yeast, earthiness, orange and lemons peels and wet dough. Palate is fairly dry with musty yeast flavors, earthy, citrus peels and peppercorns. Rustic and delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BenoitLhoest (2) - Liège, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Mousse dense et crémeuse par dessus un liquide orange clair, troublé, doré, effervescent. Nez frais rappelant le pamplemousse, amertume franche, désaltérante, malt riche, nourrissant. Une vraie merveille.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KornDogg (529) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Musty, yeast aroma. Hazy golden body with tall lasting head. Flavor begins with dry fruits and an earthy bitterness. Very dry and crisp, with hints of spice and hops. Musty aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle at the Capital in Leuven. Cloudy orange with a big bubbly foam head. Woody, somewhat smoked, herby and crisp, with a hint of sour. The aroma is sour, farmyard, quite lambic. Pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
750 ml corked and caged green bottle poured a Hazy orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of straw, yeast, citrus and white pepper. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, lemon zest and white pepper with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5418) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
750 ml bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have lemony citrus, herbal notes, dry toasted malts, light caramel, earthy, grass, pretty decent saison for one of my early entries to the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6241) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber orange colour with a large frothy white head. Aroma of fresh floral notes, toffee, citrus and mild clove notes. Rich and rustic flavour of floral hops, rich citrusy tanginess, white bread, pepper, orange and herbs. Quite nice mild toffee sweetness. Medium bodied and a rich mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Very refreshing and rich. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Lovely.


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