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Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France

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RATINGS: 480   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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3.5
sjorsvdg (528) - 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.

4
GuideDogSaint (1394) - 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.

3
Bierridder_S (879) - 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..

3.3
alex_leit (3637) - 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.

3.3
ZodiacM (1140) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2016
De Franse trappist die geen officiële 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
BlackHaddock (7232) - 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
toby540 (98) - 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
BlueGaljoen (160) - FRANCE - FEB 13, 2016
Belle bière trappiste Assez forte en bouche Moins alcoolisé que ses voisines belges Jolie robe ambrée

3.6
hawanna (3291) - 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
Ysok02 (1518) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2015
Robe ambrée, mousse crémeuse. Nez levure, malt, fruit, assez classique. Bouche fraîche et digeste mais qui manque un peu d’ampleur et de complexité. Agréable sans plus.


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