Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France


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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2015
Provavelmente a trapista que menos me atrai. Âmbar escuro, boa espuma, turva. Aromas de banana passa, laranja, mel, caramelo, casca de pão, álcool. Corpo médio-baixo. Amargor médio. Aftertaste condimentado, seco, doce, aquecedor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1353) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2015
Pours a murky light brown with a cream head. Hoppy aroma. Taste is dark fruit and mild bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmaneser (103) - BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2015
Looks awful, cloudy, orange beer with minimal white head. Smells and tastes very good though. Sweet smell of caramel and fruits. Sparkling palate and mixed sweet/bitter taste. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wixie (314) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Hazy liquid, large head. Aroma of fruits. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter, with hints of hops and iron.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nicolas_M (170) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Nice looking amber beer, but without special aspect. Not a bad beer, but not a beer that I would highly recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1926) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber color with a huge foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread and yeast. Slightly bitter taste with a sour finish. Medium body.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
florent.janssens (264) - - DEC 31, 2014
Belle mousse. un peu sucré. On sent assez fort l’alcool en arrière goût avec un peu goût houblonné. Bière bonne mais sans intérêt particulier.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ulysse (411) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Rather weak aroma. Tastes like the regular Belgian ale. Alcohol aftertaste. A bit sweet. One of the less interesting trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Een donker troebelige kleur met een riante schuimkraag. Bier smaakt zacht, licht zoet. Zeer aangenaam bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1433) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma of yeast,caramel and dried fruits. Taste is sweet with a long soft finish. Not that special and given the price for which you can buy almost 2 Orval, Rocheforts 10, Chimay Blue or any other great Trappist not worth the money. Slightly disappointing, this being brewed at Chimay.

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