Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France


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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Mont Des Cats is a trappist abbey in Northern France, a few kilometres from the Belgian border. They do not have a brewery in their monastery, so their beer cannot show the Authentic Trappist Product logo. But it doesnít get much closer Ė they have their beer brewed by the monks of Chimay!
Developed independently to the Chimay range, the beer is a lovely copper colour. The link to Chimay is evident in the distinctive Chimay yeast character, in both the aroma and taste.
A pleasant caramel malt sweetness introduces the beer, being joined by hints of dried fruits, gentle spices and an earthy, herbal hop character. As the beer progresses, the bitterness seems to build toward a nice lingering finish.
The abbey only makes one beer, with no intention for more. The abbey is recognised as a Trappist Monastery, allowing them to use the term on the labeling. But as the beer is not brewed on their own premises, the beer is not a Trappist ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Distance_Runner (79) - BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2014
I had it from Del Haize (super market) Brussels. Classic Belgian Ale taste. Trappist from France but without Trappist label :-) For me similar to Chimays!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (417) - BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2014
Amberkleurig bier met snel zakkende schuimkraag. Kruidige neus met fruittoets. Moutig in de mond, peper in de afdronk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (565) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2014
A gusher. Massive carbonation creates a huge ivory aerated head on top of a cloudy amber beer. Not a huge amount in the nose, but a little sweetness and maltiness. The taste has some more to it - honey, dried fruits, malts, toast, a little booze. Good balance between sweet, bitter and dry. Medium bodied with a pepperiness on the tongue. Not bad but not a standout trappist.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1148) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 11, 2014
Aroma: Light spicy, peppery, Light fruity, banana, citrus. Light malt, grainy, bready, toasty, Appearance: Body: Hazy amber. Head: Massive, rocky, off-white. Good retention. Flavour: Medium malty, bready, toasty. light fruity, banana. Light alcohol, peppery. Medium-light bitterness. Medium dry finish. Mouthfeel: Full bodied with high, creamy carbonation.Light warming. Overall: A really great example. Easy drinking, but the warming s an indication that this is not something you want to quaff! Great beer! 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 18B. Belgian Dubbel

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (765) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Nose is muted, nut, Belgian yeast, bread, slight fruitiness from the yeast, slight sugar. Taste is sweet, candy sugar, leading to yeast, plums, bubble gum, banana, caramel, licorice, and herbs in the finish. Mouthfeel is fine. Itís too sweet, but still itís better than expected even if the nose is dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weark (587) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle from Au Grain DíOrge - Dark amber near brown color with a decent offwhite head, small lacing - Aroma is spicy, Belgium yeast, cara malt, candy sugar - Flavor is spicy, flowery and earthy hops, yeasty - Light/medium body, fizzy carbonation, sweet, light/medium bitterness, spicy finish with a small alcohol kick - decent trappist beer but nothing really amazing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgiskOlklub (1031) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2014
Large creamy white head that lasts and with nice lacings. The body is hazy nut brown. Aroma of brown sugar, roasted malt, nuts, yeast, fruity and sweet. The taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter. Sticky creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7730) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2014
7500000ml bottle!!! its was a massive massive bottle, just huge!!! aaaahhhhh!!! runnnn!!!! itíll crush us all!!!! .. . pour is a deep caramel .. big foam head .. . belgian yeast, toffee, dark flowers, sweet alcohol, and bark yeast .. . nibblit!! .. . pretty solid beer, i enjoyed it .. . . donít drink 11 beers and drive your bike into a fence...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
laurids (12) - - OCT 28, 2014
I found this in a Delhaize while living in Leuven. Poured it into the only glass I have: tulip shape. First aroma notes are yeast/dough. It pours a hazy, deep orange, almost coppery color with a 3-4 cm dense off-white head. It is a medium-bodied ale, which is not too overpowering in any sense. Very drinkable. Taste is slightly sweet (think Barbar, but less). Aftertaste is slightly bitter. No overpowering alcohol taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (1194) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle bomb. Hazy amber with white head. Aroma is Belgian spice, caramel and some plums. Slick palate. Aftertaste is chocolate, caramel, spice, licorice and lingering dry floral finish. Overall: Easy to drink, nothing special.

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