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Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France

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RATINGS: 479   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 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.

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2.7
Nicolas_M (203) - 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.

3.1
kingstoni (2134) - 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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2.9
florent.janssens (369) - - 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.

2.5
Ulysse (539) - 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.

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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
thanatosti (1755) - 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
hednom (187) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from Delhaize, dark amber colour with a white head. spicy aroma. light bitter taste

3.3
MonsterMagnet (1521) - 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
bonkiedeaap (789) - 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, it’s not a really special one. Nice to try once, but very expensive. For this money I would rather buy a Rochefort.

3.7
TtV (464) - 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. There’s yeast too. Taste is softly sweet at first with a slowly rising bitterness to the aftertaste. Not bad at all.


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