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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: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle. Light unclear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, roasted, light hoppy, grape - citrus, moderate yeasty, notes of toffee. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to light lively. (180208)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
ZBF2008: From tap. Pours murky brown with a lacing white head. Light spiced aroma. Flavour is medium spiced and light yet slight dry caramel malty. Ends with malty and light spiced blend.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2005
A very explosive beer. The color is hazy orange with some sediment of yeast floating around, and a huge whipped cream off-white head. The aroma is sweet spicy and fruity - I pick up coriander, yeast, peaches, and oranges. The flavor is sweet and very fruity, but also spicy, with the spiciness balancing the sweetness well. It has notes of oranges, cloves, citrus, and cardemome. The mouthfeel is very carbonated and the end very dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 (Bottle 75 cl) Very beautiful amber, with an exceptionally huge, rocky head. Some haze. Very high in carbonation (as with most Blaugies beers) and hence rather quenching. Spicy almost herbal notes in there on a malty background. Has some of the fustiness so often found in artisanal Belgians - it’s very much either/or if you like it. Rather bitter finish. 280597

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
Draught at ZBF 2008. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Aroma of fruits, yeast and spices. Dry spicy flavour of yeast and fruits with notes of hops and spices. Dry spicy and hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle (from thebelgianbeershop.com). Slightly hazy orangeish golden colour with mediumsized creamy beige head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, earthy with some slight notes of berries and alcohol. Flavour is quite much the same in a nice balance. Leaves a nice earthy/spicy/fruity aftertaste with some slight warming alcohol as well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19644) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2007
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Cloudy golden, rich airy head. Minerally and orangey. Densely malty with balanced sweetness. Complex with some indistinct spicynessMinerals and hops dry it out towards the finish. A beer with a balance and richness out of the ordinary.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2005
Corked bottle
Hazy blond color. Malty aroma, good malty taste and the typical Belgian hops. A classic Belgian Stgrong Ale, very good, showing at the end a light liquorice character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14089) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle. Nice frothy head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are citrus, fruits, grass and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
37,5cl bottle at Delirium Cafe. Pours hazy golden with a fine white head. Fresh, vinous, slight sour and hoppy nose. Taste is hay, grass, hops and yeast. Fresh, dry and crisp. Very well made.


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