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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: 444   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2012
On tap at Eiderdown, Louisvile, KY. Aroma: Fruity, estery. Pear, slightly vinous. Apperance: dark gold pour, fine white head faded fast. Flavor: fruity (pear, apple), floral hops (hint), slight alcohol hint. Nicely bitter finish with a slight alcohol warmth. Palate: medium, slightly effervescent. OA: very tasty example of a saison. Quite refreshing and deceptively strong.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KornDogg (525) - 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 (1107) - 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 (9530) - 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 (5338) - 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 (6043) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
From the June 2013 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml green bottle this beer poured a hazy golden-amber color with a huge fluffy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweetish, tangy and yeasty with a hint of golden fruit. The flavor was dryish and malty with bread dough, must and a hint of golden fruits. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (516) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2014
Color cobrizo diáfano con espuma blanca ligera y abundante. Aromas de fruta verde algo débil. Cuerpo ligero, muy carbonatado con sabores suaves afrutados, ligeramente ácidos y un final seco. El regusto es afrutado y duradero. Buena.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suedehead288 (335) - BELGIUM - APR 27, 2014
2014.04 - ZBF Leuven - troebel oranje bier met kleine schuimkraag - neus : gist, citrus, caramel - mond : mout, citrus

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2175) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Almost clear deep copper liquid with medium white head. Aroma of white pepper, bubblegum, bread, grain, lemon peel and grapefruit. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of white pepper, bread, bubblegum, grain and lemon peel. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
curepute (139) - New York, USA - APR 9, 2014
Hazy golden with a big foamy head. Nose is yeasty with sweet malts. Good earthy yeast notes with some sort of flower taste, dry with a hint of sweetness. Finishes a little bitter with Belgian yeast booze.


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