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 doesn’t get much closer – 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
qulment (20) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle 33cl, just a very good trappist. nice chestnut brown colour, not sweet, but not bitter either,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milo91hd (187) - Lecce, ITALY - OCT 20, 2014
Bottiglia. Colore ambrato con riflessi arancio con un bel cappello di schiuma compatta e persistente, all’aroma si sente malto, spezie e lievito, in bocca molto simile con un buon finale amaro. Carbonazione "vivace", peccato per il corpo un po acquaso che gli fa perdere qualcosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vickey9 (966) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
Amber ale with a white foam. Nose of fruity bonbons and chewing gum. Medium body, enough carbon, texture is thick. Taste is bitter. Palate balances between fruity sweetness to herbs bitterness. B@H

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erinc (11) - , TURKEY - OCT 7, 2014
It has a very rich and dense taste that fills your mouth, sweet and smooth, exactly what you expect from an abbey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (947) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
Golden copper color, beige head. Ripe fruit nose, Belgian yeast, fruity esters, candi sugar, almonds. Sweet fruity taste, yeast, caramel, hints of alcohol and nuts. Medium body, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oelbas (268) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2014
Tåget brun-gylden med cremefarvet stabilt skum. Gæren dominerer duften med nelliker, let syrlighed og en antydning af blomster og en svag antydning af metal. Smagen er sød og fyldig med tørret frugt. Kun en smule bitterhed, der fortsætter diskret i eftersmagen. Sent i eftersmagen dukker der mere markant bitterhed op og hårdtristet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchMark (331) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Careful ...a bit of a gusher. Interesting flavor. Some apple, hebs and malts. Not too sweet nor boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (1389) - LATVIA - SEP 30, 2014
Dark amber, hazy, with rich a bit creamy light yellow head. Dry, slightly carbonated taste. Rich bitterness with surrounding sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1639) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Amber brown in colour, huge carbonation (actually mild gusher, but I caught it!) and thick white head - actually settled perfectly in my Rochefort glass. I suppose you could call this a standard Belgian ale - it’s sweet malts, spicy yeast, floral spicy hop, moderately bitter finish, nice balance. And yet it was soft, fluffy and tasty; for some reason better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1884) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Appearance: Dark orange, slightly hazy. Good amount of off-white head.
Aroma: Lots of fruit, some malt.
Taste: Good amount of fruit, some malt and bitterness. Good.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 330 ml, €2.80
Info: 5/9-2014, 63/300M, BB: 31/12-2015

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