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Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium

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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6062) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2008
750, corked and baled. This is evidently an older bottle. Not sure how much older, but it has the tan label with green text, and just calls itself "Moinette Belgian Ale." And itís awesome.
Pours cloudy medium amber with bright gold highlights and a towering fluffy platinum blonde head. Big bold funks horse blanket and old wet grass nose. Almost overpowering at first, but not after a minute, and never unpleasant at all. Doesnít show much lace but the film that sticks around is thick and egg-white-y.
Lovely creamy medium body with plenty of churning carbonation. Caramel, funky horseblanket, old wet grass, and a bit of herbal hop on the mid-palate. This is sooooo much more farmhouse than abbey, but who cares what they call it? Itís fantastic. Iíll snag any of these bottles I can get my hands on. Not sure how the stuff with the yellow label (pictured) is drinking.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2029) - GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
0,33 l bottle caramel, barnyard, spruce, citrus, herbs, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vickey9 (443) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
well balanced strog ale. more hoppy, more bitter, more carbonized, more vivid with notes of chocolate. B@H

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1314) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours a hazy gold with foamy head and fresh floral aroma. Vibrant blond flavours, aromatic, floral, a touch of spice all impeccably blended with a teasing dry bitterness on the finish. A beautiful blond.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1198) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (565) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB05.2015. Pours hazy golden with white head. Thin head stays. Aroma is sour, citrus, spices, and yeast. Taste is sour, fruity, very spicy, some yeast and bitterness. Finish is fruity, sour and dry bitter. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall: very nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuelMTL (32) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
A very good beer. A smooth drop. It reminds me of Brussels but should be in 1 l bottles. The logo is brand.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonTja (221) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
Crisp, light, but still quite bready, a lot of belgian yeast esters; bubblegum, citrus, very dry, easy going and nice - like a better Duvel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raoulgreco (10) - FRANCE - MAY 20, 2014
Bright gold, with attractive head. Extremely crisp, especially so considering the alcohol content. Clean balanced finish showing a little bit of farmhouse (acidic) bite. A great complement to cheeses.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (1485) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2014
75cl and 33cl bottles 2012-2013. Finally getting round to adding this enlightened drinkerís natural alternative to global (k)Leffe, finally a dry and aromatic, yet packing BE strong blonde that doesnít coat its unsuspecting palates in cassonade graeffe and esters. Instead it approximates fruity notes (orange peel, banana, pear, peachy wheats) from the herbal-straw sides (saison peppers, grass), staying true to its saison pedigree. Delicious and polyvalent, a go-to classic I usually prefer over other classics like Duvel or Carolus fare.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (171) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Nice white head. Clear light golden. Hoppy, spicy aroma. Dry and fruity. Some barnyard. Yummy.


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