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Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France

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RATINGS: 466   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BaroneBirra (440) - Gorizia, ITALY - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle @ Bunker. Murky amber with big short lasting head. Sweet boozy arome, with some tart yeast. Taste of sweet caramel and warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
Franse trappist. Een zeer goede smaak. Over het algemeen zeer tevreden over deze trappist.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
Another trappisten beer by the Chimay brewery. As much outspoken as the Chimey beers are this beer is much more balanced with a nice soft aroma of citrus, orange and caramel. Great texture!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Hazy amber with huge off white head. Fruity and spicy malty aroma with some wet paper. Flavour is malty with sweet citrus, orange and fruity caramel. Some light spices. Pretty one dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17996) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
Hefig malziger Antrunk, hell, minimal bitter. Spritzig, milde Kruternoten. Die Herbe steigt deutlich, trocken, leicht wrzig. Behbiges rundes Bier. 11/11/11/9/8/10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (623) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2015
Franchement, pour tre rapide, cest une Chimay... Ironie du sort. Une bire trs cralire et ronde aux notes trs pices. Peut-tre des diffrences notables : prsence houblonne plus marque et fin de bouche trs sucre et gourmande. Un beau produit qui mrite dtre teste quand on est franais !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PietS (190) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2015
Amber beer. It has a sweet freshness with a more bitter aftertaste. Well balanced. A versatile beer: it is easy drinkable, but also good to enjoy, combines very well with meat-based dishes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (1343) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Bruin bier met veel schuim. Smaak is sterk en bitter hoppig, ietwat zoet, caramel en chokolade met een licht fruitig zuur.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1997) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a clear deep amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of banana, clove, bread, brown sugar and some candy floss. Taste of banana, clove, bread, brown sugar, liquorice, some caramel and light dark fruit. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A long, bittersweet, bready then liquoricey finish. All malt but with a subtle liquoricey bitterness to it. Nothing special but drinkable for its strength.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (1169) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours an amber colour, thin head with lace. Aroma of dark fruits, citrus, candy, honey. Medium body. Normal carbonation. Taste of dark fruits, with hints of caramel, honey and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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