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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: 476   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZodiacM (1010) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6904) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Hard to believe (for me) that I have never rated this beer before. Anyway I had a 33cl bottle relaxing in De Bierboom on Sunday 7th Feb 2016 and most delightful it was. Slightly hazy orange pour with a white head. Malts and grains lead the way in both the nose and taste, some fruit hints in the flavour and a yeasty background comes through along with a mild herbal trace or two. A very easy drinking beer with hidden hops and a good malty base.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
toby540 (91) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2016
Kleur is Amber troebel. Zeer zachte smaak bij mond gevoel en afdronk. Volle kraag en leuk maar complex aroma

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlueGaljoen (160) - FRANCE - FEB 13, 2016
Belle bire trappiste Assez forte en bouche Moins alcoolis que ses voisines belges Jolie robe ambre

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (3243) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
0,33 l bottle orange, hazy, rocky head, white foam, caramel, cereal, citrus, herbs, barnyard, heavy sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, lively, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (1321) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2015
Robe ambre, mousse crmeuse. Nez levure, malt, fruit, assez classique. Bouche frache et digeste mais qui manque un peu dampleur et de complexit. Agrable sans plus.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (2040) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2015
appearance: clear copper, a finger of creamy light tan head, persistent cling. aroma: strong aroma of apple and pear juice, warming to candi sugar and caramel. taste: caramel, candi sugar, stone fruit, aspirin, yeast. finish: lingering sharp yeast and caramel. notes: Almost like an Orval meets a light dubbel. OK. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent 2015.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (159) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2015
Fris carmal nougat aroma met hinten van citrus. Mooi caramal achtig uiterlijk met een bubbelachtige schuimkraag. Vol karamel hout achtig met een kruidigs pittige bite. Niet geheel samenhangend als andere trappisten maar meer in lagen opgebouwd. Iets minder krachtig en wateriger.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ippopotamo36 (2207) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 17, 2015
0,33 bottle purchased in Rome and consumed in Kosovo. Pours avery dark amber color, tick ivory head with some retention. Nose: a bit earthy, dirty dishwater, ripe fruit. Not pleasant. Mouth: crazy carbo, a bit peppery, far too sugary, some syrupy feel. Non my cup of tea.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2503) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 17, 2015
dark amber colour, moderte sized off-white head; aroma of grains, some caramel, floral notes, hints of dried fruits (figs and raisin), and wine cellar notes; taste is similar to a (less bodied) tripel with hints of honey and fruity notes; good ale


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