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

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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcran86 (19) - Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Golden pour from 22 oz bottle. Heavy foam but typical saison. Taste is a bit funky with a hay flavor. Good alcohol pct for a saison. Enjoyed it, would try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (1005) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
On tap @Buskers Pub (Rome). Unclear amber appearance with big white head. Aroma is yeasty with spices, malt, some floral notes and yellow fruits. Taste is medium sweet at first, then balanced by hops, malt, bread, some fruits and grass, dry and crisp, well done! Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A fantastic belgian saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Orangey amber in color. Opaque with haze. Big puffy off white head. Very good retention, though it’s a touch fizzy. The aroma is grass, lemons, fresh grain, very light caramel, peppercorn, a little mint. Big bready malt. Lots of spice and grassy hops. The taste is dry and moderately bitter. Tasty grain background. A little citrus. Fairly dusty with maybe a little cheesy funk. Easy to drink and refreshing. Lots of pleasant saison flavors bouncing around. Lots of carbonation. Fairly prickly. Settles into a full, round feel. Excellent saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3546) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
On tap @ Una. A light clouded orange golden one with a nice small lacing off-white head. Really nice sweetish fruity nose with grapefruit, lots of melon and that yeast.. Lovely saison yeasty! Yeah, this is one saison smelly lovely saison. Lots of flavor also! Definitely a bit sweet, but also balanced with a near soapy zesty bitterness. Lots of good things here. Melon, cantaloupe and green grapes. Lovely. I’ll actually go have another one cause this one is empty - and there’s nothing else I really want on the board. 19.09.2014

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrew_drinks (87) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle from Humulus. Pop! Clear sparkling amber in the glass, rocky white head... towards the bottom of the bottle, a few flecks of hop and yeast in evidence. Bready Belgian malt aroma, with a touch of fruity tartness. Big carbonaton, champagne-like palate but without being bone dry. Peppery, fruity yeast character, more bready malt, and a touch of herbal hop character before a dry finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammerhead01 (49) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours cloudy and light orange with a huge white head that persists, strong lacing.Bready and yeasty aroma.Hugh carbonation. Dry finish with some ethanol hints.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (938) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 375ml bottle bottle served in a chalice. A: Pours an orange to amber color forming a huge yellow head. High retention and many lacings left. Very dirty beer. Many chuncks can be seen floating in its bottom S: Quite "Belgium" on the nose. Mainly because of the very bready Belgian yeasts. Caramel, caramel malts, spicies (notes of coriander), honey, white grapes and earthly hops T: Follows the nose. Very bready fruity an "winy". Smell reminds a white wine. Spicy too. Upfront is slightly sweet but in overall it’s not sweet and the end is mild bitter M: Medium creamy body. Good carbonation. Bitter sweet Belgian style) O: Very drinkable but heavy beer. Well done, anyway. A winner [ BA Review @ 5/14/2012 ]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4602) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
On tap @ Kick. Unclear deep orange body with a small, lacing off-white head. Nice, quit mild spicy aroma with fruit and berries, light malty. Flavor is sweet, smooth pale malt, spicy yeast, some fruit and not much bitterness. Fine body and pleasant aftertaste. Balanced all the way, subtle complexity with really high drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8121) - 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 (1222) - 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.


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