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Moinette Brune

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Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium

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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Famous for their Saison Ale, Brasserie Dupont is also renowned in Belgium for their Moinette. This sturdy ale has an herbal bouquet that indicates its well hopped character. But unlike its drier cousin, its body is fuller and rounder with a slightly sweet finish. Delicious before a meal and with foods like marinated meats and barbecue.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (278) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a dark red to brown color and a nice cream colored head, with a lot of bubbles. The aroma has a rich palate of herbs, roasted malts, hops and dark fruits. The taste is full and round with clear tones of the malts and hops. The finish slightly sweet by the dark fruits and also has a light bitterness by the hops. A very nice brune, I like another one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a dark amber color and a medium yellow head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacings S: Nose is sweet and fruity. Grapes and caramel. Candy sugar, caramel malts, Belgian yeasts, earthy hops T: Follows the nose. A sweet upfront of dark fruits, candy sugar and roasted caramel malts. Bready and a bit metallic. Earthy hops. In overall a bit mild sweet beer with an also moderate bitterness M: Medium body and carbonation. Balanced sweet-biterness and a it molasses sensation O: Nice Dubbel. Good drinkability. Dupont quality [ BA Review @ 3/17/2012 ]

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Robv (30) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
A flowery aroma. I was surprised to find out that I tasted some sweet, ripe melon in the beer. Also some thyme is noticible. A light bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (645) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
330 ml bottle Appearance: Cloudy hazy amber brown colour with a small head of allmost 1 finger. It does leave some lacing. Aroma: Caramelised malts, Phenoland a hint of banana, vanilla. Taste:Medium sweet, Good caramel but not going too sweet, light roasted malts and hints of grass and light herbal notes, finish is slightly more sweet. with a hint of dark fruits.and alcohol. medium body, average carbonation. Interesting, because of the balance, I found it pesonallyt a bit too mild. But interresting enough to be picked up.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
[5764-20130905] 330mL bottle. Toasted malt grains aroma. Murky, dark red orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter boozy toasted malt flavour. Medium body. Odd metallic grains. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1-

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Strongly phenolic, lightly estery nose, malty with notes of toast / bread and brown apple. Creamy and soft in the mouth, lively carbonation, savory, a little salty, finish of toasted grain and something akin to nutmeg spice. Rich textural experience, highly effervescent but not at all bracing. A light burn of alcohol in the finish at 8.5%, but it has good depth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1751) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours a deep brown with off white head. Aroma is strong caramel malts. Taste is deep, dark and fruity with lots of dried fruits, smooth malts, caramel, fudge and molasses. As normally expected from Dupont this is an exceedingly drinkable, flavoursome bruin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2085) - BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
’Massive ale’ version of Moinette, with thick and firm, off-white head; aroma quite complex, fruity, some saison-like yeastiness and ’barnyard’, dark malts; malty taste, dried fruits, yeasty spiciness, warming alcohol in the finish. Quite complex, much harder to find than the blonde one, but another great ale of one of my favorite Wallonian breweries.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3610) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2014
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines, courtesy of AshtonMcCobb, thank Ash! Pours kinda clear, but with a chunky amount of floaters from the off, was a near-gusher. Clear copper, except for the thousands of black bits floating around. If the head hadn’t stayed around, it would have been a 2 from me. (Sorry for sounding like an X-factor judge there). Aromas are red fruit, Belgian yeast, caramel. Taste is more of the same, with spice coming out a bit more. Medium body, oily to slick texture. Lingering spice finish. Builds nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een lekker donker bier met veel smaak aan zoals het hoort te zijn. De blond is wel nog beter vind ik


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