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%
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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
susonagger (200) - spain, - APR 23, 2016
Mont des Cats es la nueva cerveza de estilo trapista producida en la Abada Sainte Marie du Mont des Cats en Godewaersvelde, al norte de Francia. La Abada fue fundada originalmente en 1650 por una congregacin de hermanos Antoninos, posteriormente la abada fue cerrada en 1792 tras la Revolucin Francesa y ocupada de nuevo por la orden trapista en 1826, esta congregacin ha venido ocupando la Abada hasta la fecha. Entre sus productos decidieron en las ltimas fechas con la ayuda de la Abada de Notre Dame de Scourmont, productores de Chimay, elaborar una cerveza de estilo trapista sumndose al exclusivo grupo de cervezas trapistas en la zona, aadiendo la octava cerveza. La Mont des Cats se trata de una cerveza de abada al estilo trapista, es una cerveza de color mbar pero algo turbia debido a la levadura , de segunda refermentacin en botella, de profundo aroma a levadura, con toques a ctricos y maltas de caramelo, de lpulos bastante moderados que le dan un amargor medio dejando un final bastante seco.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (2557) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 19, 2016
0,33l bottle at home. dark brown hazy color, medium big off-white head. smells nutty, marzipan, spices, light sweetness, ripe fruits. decent smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes sweet, some ripe fruits, plums, spices, raisins, nutty, marzipan. finishes lightly sweet with notes of spices, nuts and plums. overall decent stuff, a bit on the sweet side but overall just drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerplace (1228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
A small bottle bought in LAbbaye des Saveurs, Lille. Pours a hazy blonde with a solid white head. Aroma is a little bit spicy, flowery, typical for Belgian blondes. Taste is flowery, slightly sweet, metallic and unpleasantly hoppy bitter. Hope are very aggressive grassy. Same unpleasantly, rough bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ardeo (291) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2016
Je ne savais pas que la France avait aussi sa trappiste. Dornavant, je ne vais pas loublier mais peut-tre vais-je oublier le breuvage lui-mme. Si lensemble nest pas mal, je crois quil y a de nombreuses Belgian Strong Ale qui surpassent celle-ci. Houblons, pices, sucre, biscuit, longueur, carbonatation, levure, ambre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (2606) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 28, 2016
butelka, warka do 12/2017. wysoka, opadajaca nieco mydlanie piana na bursztynowym piwie. aromaty przyprawowo-owocowe, owoce to glownie przejrzale brzoskwinie i nieco bananow. w ustach wysoko wysycone, slodkie, z pieprzowa, lekka goryczka, niewielka iloscia ciala i dobrze ukrytym alkoholem. sumarycznie: dobre, ale tylko dobre (rozczarowanie zwlaszcza jak na hmmm... semi-trapiste) ;)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjorsvdg (484) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
Een amberkleurig bier met tonen van rozenbottel, honing en hop. Een mooie witte schuimlaag. Aroma is wat flauw. Het bier is niet complex, maar wel lekker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (1257) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 9, 2016
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy orange brown with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spice. Bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bierridder_S (791) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2016
27/02/2016 @home - 33cl bottle brought by a friend. Amber brown colour with fast fading head. Dark malts, spices, some caramel. Reminds a bit of Chimay but just a bit..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (3263) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Yellow-amber color. Aroma: fruits (pear, yellow plum, apricot), malt and candy. Taste: very sparkling, fruity acidity, pear, apricot, peach, hops and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZodiacM (951) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2016
De Franse trappist die geen officile trappist genoemd mag worden (wordt niet in het klooster/abdij gebrouwen, maar bij Chimay). Aroma is vooral mout en gedroogd fruit. In de mond krijg je een flinke dosis carbonatie, waarna de smaak ook hier vooral mout en gedroogd fruit is, maar ook caramel. De afdronk is prettig bitter met een zoetje. Herkenbare smaak voor een trappist, niet slecht, maar niets bijzonders.

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