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Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (18598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle at Matt’s
Hazy amber color with large head. The aroma first comes with Belgian yeast, then it shows some puke and vegetables, and honey; weird. Smooth mouthfeel; nice flavor of Belgian beer with honey accent; low bitterness.
Not too exciting, but at least it has a true Belgian character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13523) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
330mL bottle, pours a cloudy dark orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out bubblegum, dark fruits and Belgian yeast. Flavour brings out complex Belgian yeast, a little bubblegum, and dark fruits. Quite complex in the yeast department. Much better than the average ratings suggest. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12152) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle - Light yellow raisin and butterscotch notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Nice caramel notes and some orange and light spice. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyhallmanti (240) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
33cl bottle at home. pours a hazy amber orange colour with a nice frothy off-white head. aroma of fruit and candied sugar. Taste is malty, yeast, caramel, brown sugar, licorice, orange with a hoppy bitter finish. texture is creamy with average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopfenWeisse (1474) - - OCT 23, 2015
Hazy amber orange color with nice lasting fluffy head. Aroma is fruity, candy sugar. Flavor is malt, sugar, dark fruits. Not too sweet, really tasty stuff!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
McWorta (1415) - LUXEMBOURG - OCT 22, 2015
Clear bronze (EBC 12) colour with a fluffy off white head. Aromas of alcohol aromatic herbal, toasted white bread notes with hints of raisins develop.Lightly effervescent, slick and pronounced body. Ready alcohol aromatic sweetness up front with a light spicy touch. Lasting sweet finish. Pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (860) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2015
F: huge very pale yellow, lasting. C: dark amber hazy, opaque. A: once again, malt, orange peels, hints of caramel, tart yeast. T: malty, some orange, crispy, yeasty, spicy, citrusy, bitter herbal/hoppy finish, medium to full body, good carbonation, very good “French Trappist beer”, worth to try.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BaroneBirra (423) - Gorizia, ITALY - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle @ Bunker. Murky amber with big short lasting head. Sweet boozy arome, with some tart yeast. Taste of sweet caramel and warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
Franse trappist. Een zeer goede smaak. Over het algemeen zeer tevreden over deze trappist.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
Another trappisten beer by the Chimay brewery. As much outspoken as the Chimey beers are this beer is much more balanced with a nice soft aroma of citrus, orange and caramel. Great texture!


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