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Brewed by Brasserie de Blaugies
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dour-Blaugies, Belgium

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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A special edition of la Moneuse, extra rich for the winter season.

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3.4
nickd717 (4999) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Draft at the Sovereign. Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is slight spice, Belgian yeast, plum, raisin, and light fruit. Flavor is sweet, Belgian, raisin and plum. Medium body, medium high carbonation. Decent.

3.3
Zlotta (4154) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2017
0.75 l bottle from 'Etre Gourmet' as 'La Moneuse Special Winter Ale', best before end 2020. Slightly hazy, dark brownish amber with a massive, dense, almost stable, off-white head. Sweetish, slightly fruity and a bit yeasty-spicy aroma of caramel, dark fruits and some spices. Moderately sweet, a little sourish, slightly fruity and a bit yeasty-spicy taste of caramel, plums, dried apricot, hay, some gingerbread and a touch of clove, followed by a medium long, fairly dry, a bit tart, slightly bitter, a bit grassy and moderately yeasty-spicy finish with a metallic touch. Medium body, minimally astringent and quite effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very interesting, pretty dry and light-bodied for that abv, gets better while the carbobation is released, could be more intense though. Doesn't fully convince me and is therefore in line with most of the brewery's other offerings.

3.5
SinH4 (6573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2017
Bottle. Hazy amber color with white head. Aroma is spicy yeasts, caramel, bonbon. Taste is herb bonbon, caramel, toffee. Oily mouthfeel with low carbonation. Quite nice!

3.7
anstei (2747) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2017
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Pours cloudy amber with a decent foam. Aroma is saison yeast, phenols, minerals, Christmas spices. Body is medium, chalky, sweet and herbal, balanced and smooth. Good.

3.4
Cristobal37 (1290) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2017
Bb 2020. Big boom upon opening. Pours really nice orange bronze with long lasting head. Aroma is sugary doughy bread. Black tea, orange peel, plain sponge cake taste. Crisp from the co2. Overall it's alright but not like other Belgian noel beers which tend to be much more flavorful. Not "rich" at all. Actually it's quite thin. Lemony after taste is a bit strange. My wife likes a non-alcoholic lemon malt beverage called Karamalz and it reminds me of that. Really liked all of the other Blaugies beers Ive had, but this one not so much.

3.9
BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2017
Tap at Sovereign. Dark reddish / crimson pour with a dense frothy head. Raisin, berries, some holiday spices - this is delicious.

3.8
DuffMan (10773) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2017
On tap @ Avenue Pub in NOLA. Slightly hazy deep orange, brief white head. Spicy plum, pale malt backbone despite the appearance, dry spicy finish. Unexpectedly elegant.

4.3
Grzesiek79 (4487) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 13, 2017
Piekna piana, pechezykowa. Kolor bursztynowo czerwonawy. Metniste i na koniec blotniste. Aromat wina, sliwek nieco octu. W smaku winne, drozdzowo owocowe, drylowane wisnie i sliwki. Kwaskowe nieco. Ale przyprawowosc lekko wyczuwalna, zwlaszcza kolorowy pieprz

3.8
MelvinKalksma (1833) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Saison yeast, fruit, apple, bread and funk.

Appearance:
Opaque amber/orange beer with a medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Saison yeast, fruit and apple; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread and funk.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Really balanced thanks to that Saison yeast. Fruit and bread are the most dominant flavours, with some apple as well. Perfect appearance and a great palate.


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