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Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 475   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 doesnt 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.

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   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1571) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hednom (169) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from Delhaize, dark amber colour with a white head. spicy aroma. light bitter taste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (1322) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle, bb 2014. Pours murky amber/brown with an off white head. Aroma: raisins, black currants, spices. Taste: dates, raisins, dough, apricot, banana, nutmeg, earthy, dust. Sweet, moderate light bitterness, body feels a bit thin, somewhat dry, sweetish and tannin finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (690) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from Verheijen in Poppel. The beer has a dark amber color and a rich white head, with a lot of bubbles. The aroma is spicy, with hints of caramel and dark fruits. The taste is smoked and light bitter, with in the background recognizable tones of caramel and fruits. The finish dry and fruity and is also very long. Though the label says trappist, this one is not authentic. Despite of that, its not a really special one. Nice to try once, but very expensive. For this money I would rather buy a Rochefort.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TtV (430) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Beer exploded from bottle when opened. Color dark orange/amber with an off white head. Aroma reminds me of oranges, fruits. Theres yeast too. Taste is softly sweet at first with a slowly rising bitterness to the aftertaste. Not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3648) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 2015. Pours amber-copper with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is fruits, apples, caramel, malt. Flavor follows the nose and is well balanced. Finish is has some hop bitterness. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: very nice.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (5148) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at home from McHughs
fruity prunes and fusols on nose of a hazy murky brown beer with fluffy offwhite head. Full body and carbonation. Rich malty flavour, Fruity, sweet, slightly tannic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (1761) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
.33l bottle @Vihre Haltiatar Pours hazy apricot with medium head. Aroma is caramel, hops, malts, syrup and bread. Flavor is caramel, floral, bread, syrup, belgian, yeast notes, banana and alcohol. Well balanced beer with nive, fizzy palate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (3228) - ESTONIA - DEC 9, 2014
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Amber beer, beige head. Nose is malts and caramel, belgian yeast. Flavor is malt, caramel, hop notes, some booze in the dry finish. Simple, but pleasant.


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