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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1799) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Hazy amber with huge off white head. Fruity and spicy malty aroma with some wet paper. Flavour is malty with sweet citrus, orange and fruity caramel. Some light spices. Pretty one dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (16429) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
Hefig malziger Antrunk, hell, minimal bitter. Spritzig, milde Kräuternoten. Die Herbe steigt deutlich, trocken, leicht würzig. Behäbiges rundes Bier. 11/11/11/9/8/10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (487) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2015
Franchement, pour être rapide, c’est une Chimay... Ironie du sort. Une bière très céréalière et ronde aux notes très épicées. Peut-être des différences notables : présence houblonnée plus marquée et fin de bouche très sucrée et gourmande. Un beau produit qui mérite d’être testée quand on est français !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PietS (148) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2015
Amber beer. It has a sweet freshness with a more bitter aftertaste. Well balanced. A versatile beer: it is easy drinkable, but also good to enjoy, combines very well with meat-based dishes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (1187) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Bruin bier met veel schuim. Smaak is sterk en bitter hoppig, ietwat zoet, caramel en chokolade met een licht fruitig zuur.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1654) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a clear deep amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of banana, clove, bread, brown sugar and some candy floss. Taste of banana, clove, bread, brown sugar, liquorice, some caramel and light dark fruit. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A long, bittersweet, bready then liquoricey finish. All malt but with a subtle liquoricey bitterness to it. Nothing special but drinkable for its strength.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (1143) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours an amber colour, thin head with lace. Aroma of dark fruits, citrus, candy, honey. Medium body. Normal carbonation. Taste of dark fruits, with hints of caramel, honey and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sausagedog (11) - Scarborough, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2015
Subtle belgian yeast aroma. Toasted malts, quite dry and carbonated. Hints of Banana before the bitterness steals it away. Bit of a woody taste, almost burnt/smoke taste. Like the murky golden hue, bit too bitter for my palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7115) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 750 ml cage-corked bottle. Medium amber pour, slight haze, soft film of a white head, not much lacing. Aroma of yeast, cookie dough, some light molasses. Flavor runs along a similar vein, pick up some raisin-like sweetness, some canned baked brown bread, a bit of brown sugar. Mouthfeel has a nice thick spritz to it. Nice Father’s Day treat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cerbier (666) - - MAY 24, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Orangebraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Malz und Rosinen. Schmeckt auch so, im Nachgeschmack etwas metallisch.


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