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Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France

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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 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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4.3
DarkSong (380) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2017
It pours a copper color with a very large white head. It has a earthy aroma and smells like caramel, resin & leather. It has a earthy taste with caramel and dried fruit flavors. I really enjoyed this beer. Highly recommended.

3.4
Kampfar (271) - Osnabrück, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2017
From 0.33 L bottle, pours hazy, dark brown to amber coloured with an off-white head. Aroma malty, grainy, bread, slightly herbal, yeasty. Taste follows the aroma with typical yeasty taste. Medium body, average carbonation, a bit thin mouthfeel.. It’s OK, but there are way better Trappist beers.

2.9
PlutonowyMan (789) - Baardegem, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2017
Barwa brunatno miedziana, mocno mętna. Piana w kolorze ecru, wysoka o średniej trwałości. W aromacie w zasadzie nie dzieje się nic, drożdże, delikatna wytrawniość, winogrona. Pierwszy łyk też nie przynosi ukojenia, jest podobnie bez wyrazu. Choć można poczuć winogrona, śliwy, czereśnie i drożdże to wszystko jest takie bez "emocji". Niestety pojawiają się też akcenty alkoholowe, mało szlachetne, Bardziej bimbrowe, "śmierdzące". Wysycenie wysokie bardzo szybko zapycha.

4.2
cattaneopapa (405) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2017
0,33l bottle bought online. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with one finger of lasting head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, caramel, and whiff of floral aroma. Taste matches the aroma with a well balanced hoppy finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. It reminds me of Westmalle Dubbel but only sweeter. Recommended.

4
ordybill (1811) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a tulip glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a cloudy amber brown color with a medium sized white head.dull gold colored cap.

2.9
rollinsr (776) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 21, 2017
Pours dark and cloudy brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet fruits with some tartness. Flavor is yeasty with tart fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
GemmeDeReve (119) - FRANCE - JAN 13, 2017
Bière trappiste ambrée, très mousseuse à l’ouverture, reste une mousse normale après mise en verre, un arôme très métallique, elle reste assez pétillante mais donne ce goût métallique eu à l’ouverture. Un palais qui semble un peu ressemblant à la touche "chimay", le fait de la produire à scourmont ne doit pas être un hasard. Bon pour une trappiste française on est pas dans le haut du tableau mais bon...

3.7
beermaris (271) - LATVIA - JAN 13, 2017
Amber, low cap. A bit sharp aroma. Tastes sharp in the beginning, however turns milder with a hoppy nuances in the aftertaste.

3.3
lkowalkowski (445) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Barwa herbaciana, Gęsta obfita i drobna piana. Oblepia szkło i dosyć długo się utrzymuje. Piwo poprawne, ale nie szczególne. Aromat nie jest zbyt intensywny, smak typowy dla gatunku - niczym się nie wyróżniający.

3.5
bewyder (513) - FRANCE - NOV 24, 2016
Ambrée claire orangée voilée, notes malt et caramel léger, une bonne amertume et une petite pointe sèche agréable, bien équilibrée. Bouteille 33cl bue au bar La Tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France, le 23/11/2016.


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