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Notre Passion Belgian Porter

Brouwerij Montaigu
Brewed at ’t Hofbrouwerijke

Style: Porter
Scherpenheuvel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed by Montaigu at ’t Hofbrouwerijke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6176) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2015
Thnx to phille. Pours dark brown. Ok white head. Fluffy and stable. Smell isbit sweet, rather full malty. Taste is caramelly ( sweet) some metallic notes. High carbo, not too much body but still in the ok zone. Meh... Not bad, but like the BA version, I have questions about why this would be called a porter...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVBEERbE (39) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
a little bit off everything chocolate, coffee and smooth hop teast. Very good easy to drink porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2014
One of Montaigu’s first beers - and an attempt at porter, for that matter. Light beige, creamy head over a murky bronze beer showing an aroma of candied fruits, chocolate, hazelnuts but unfortunately some DMS (cooked cabbage) too. Sweetish taste of candied dates, esters, candi sugar, rich dark maltiness, some vague smokiness and light roasted bitterness in the end. Acceptable, but I had much better porters. It is clear this is a style Belgian brewers are not yet familiar with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
mikske79 (1477) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een bier met een enorm uitgesproken smaak, maar spijtig genoeg absoluut niet mijn ding

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - APR 6, 2014
Un porter belge titrant à 8 % abv. Couleur brune très foncée, et rousse en transparence. Léger trouble. Bulles fines en colonnes très verticales d’une rangée à la fois. Mousse beige moyen bien crémeuse. Arômes de chocolat au lait, fruits mûrs, caramel, butterscotch, pointe de noisettes. 1ère bouche douce et sur un café doux, chocolat genre noir 50%, pointe d’épices et prune. Arrière-bouche bien complète, avec malt et houblon. 2ème bouche plus dense que la 1ère, sur le café, quasiment à la limite du stout. Volume bien soyeux. 3ème plus fondue avec du malt torréfié et un bon fond de levure. Arrière-bouche solidement charpentée mais pas du tout ardue. La longueur est un peu linéaire, douce et belle mais sans réel progrès. La levure est bien structurée, adaptée au genre. L’alcool est bien progressif et soutient bien. La finale pêche de la même façon que la longueur. CONCLUSION : belle bière assurément, mais qui pourrait être plus démonstrative sur la longueur. Il n’y a pas de fausse note sauf une 2ème bouche un peu dense pour un porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AngelVanDick (21) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
Very hazy dark brown with a large, creamy and lacy head. Slightly sweet, licoricey nose with lightly roasted malt and a touch of tartness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Adam71 (16) - - OCT 13, 2013
Dark, reddish brown body. Hints of chocolate and roasted coffee. Roasty chocolate flavors slightly smokey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MegaBlender (15) - - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle @ Drunk monk This is not a stout not a porter but a well balanced beer very good to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4496) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
Brown colour, cream/beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark candy sugar, chocolate and caramel. Bit mineral. Milky flavour, chocolate, malts, caramel and coffee. Creamy body, finish chocolate, candy sugar and caramel.
(From 33cL bottle @ RBESG ’13, post-’Grand Tasting’ drink - Eet & Bierlokaal De Molen outdoor seating. Thanks for sharing, 77ships!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle. Brown beer with a beige head. Fruity and malty aroma. Malty with some sweetness flavour with coffee notes.

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