murran (380) - - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy medium brown body with a medium head. Faint yeasty aroma. Nice and balanced taste with tones from malt.
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Franksv6 (546) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown collored beer with a medium white head, medium carbonation.
Taste is some yeast, herbs and fruits.
Afthertaste is bitter.
ronaldtheriot (1524) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mont des Cats has a thin-to-medium, off-white, spongy head, very tight, fast bubble streams, a murky, orange appearance, and not much lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of mellow, sweet, spiced bread, bread crust, and possibleysome sugar. Taste is of those elements, with some yeast and light fruits, such as dates or figs. Mouthfeel is light to medium and prickly, and Mont des Cats finishes crisp, easy going, and not at all boozy. So good! RJT
s_r (43) - FRANCE - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belle robe orange-brun avec ce qu’il faut de mousse. En bouche on retrouve des note caramélisées avec un peu d’amertume en début de gorgée. Belle bière ambrée, qui plus est trappiste.
PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle from covered market in Lille, shared. Darkish amber color, cloudy, with floating particles. Good off white head with long retention and some lacing. Aroma’s: grain/malts upfront. Retronasal there’s also some sweetness, spices, yeast and some cork (being from a 75 cl bottle...). Flavor is light to moderate sweet, grain-ish, herbal/spices. Medium bodied. Finishes with herbs, moderate bitterness and something nutty (chestnut/beechnut). Nothing spectacular, but good enough.
WouterVG (25) - BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clearly a beer from the Chimay-family: Dense, long-lasting head. Same yeast as the Chimays. Rich tasting, high-quality amber beer.
bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Bine and Vine. Pours hazy amber with a transient beige head. Aroma of light treacle, yeast/fruit ester and celery. Med body or better. Flavor matches the aroma. Finishes moderately bitter and towards dry. Tastes good.
marcus (7555) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours copper with a nice foamy off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a carbonated caramel malt flavor with a hint of banana ester and a bitter finish.
oRos (1348) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours Orange amber with white head. Slight banana with a clean fruit taste.
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Developped in 2011, this is a special case among trappist beers: though brewed in a trappist monastery (Chimay), it is sold by another one, which made the trappists decide this should be a kind of "semi-trappist" not allowed to carry the official logo. Very thick, snow white head, warm copper colour with brownish hue, misty with large protein flakes. Malt sweet aroma, nutty, caramel, apple, unripe peach, grass, leather. Caramel and honeyish malts in the mouth, light ’nuttiness’, restrained fruitiness, light grassy hops in the finish without turning really bitter. Though correct and well-balanced, this lacks the body and personality of even Chimay’s own beers, strangely. I do not believe the gossip that this is a blend of two original Chimay beers, this is clearly a separate recipe, but I cannot quite grasp why Chimay hasn’t put more character in this.