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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: 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 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7676) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 750 ml cage-corked bottle. Medium amber pour, slight haze, soft film of a white head, not much lacing. Aroma of yeast, cookie dough, some light molasses. Flavor runs along a similar vein, pick up some raisin-like sweetness, some canned baked brown bread, a bit of brown sugar. Mouthfeel has a nice thick spritz to it. Nice Fathers Day treat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cerbier (745) - - MAY 24, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Orangebraunes Bier mit schner Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Malz und Rosinen. Schmeckt auch so, im Nachgeschmack etwas metallisch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4183) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pour is a murky brown with a small white head. Aroma is a mix of brown sugar and a nice dark fruit. Flavor is more of the dark fruit with a prickly carbonation. Finish is musty and dry with little to almost no sweetness. This is a fine Belgian ale. Dark malt and fruit abounds.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (537) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Donker oranje/amberkleurig bier met kleine schuimkraag. Moutig aroma. Je proeft sinaasappel, hazelnoot, mout, marsepein. Doet mij beetje denken aan de La Trappe Quadrupel maar dan minder sterk. Redelijke afdronk, beetje bitter. Prima bier. Zeker aan te raden.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (348) - FRANCE - MAY 16, 2015
Robe brune, lgrement ambre. Mousse moyennement. Saveurs de fruits rouges bien mrs, biscuit et levure. Arrire got caramel. Lgrement aigre. Longue en bouche. Une trs bonne ambre.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (3642) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2015
Brown color with a white head with short to medium duration. Aroma has notes of yeast and toasted malts. Flavor is light sweet, yeasty, hints of ripe red fruits and caramel. Light bitterness in the final with caramelish notes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fluxing (561) - POLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Warka do 2014. Kolor bursztynowy, brzydkie zmetnienie w postaci plywajacych, czarnych drobinek. W aromacie nuty ciemne, karmelowe, przyprawowe i owocowe, ale wszystko bardzo malo intensywne. W odczuciu polwytrawne, gladkie, wysoko wysycone. W smaku dominuja orzechy wloskie, jest tez troche karmelu i przypraw, ale ogolnie niewiele sie dzieje. Goryczka srednia, mocno ziemista.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (639) - ITALY - MAY 10, 2015
Ambrata carica tendente al rosso, opalescente, schiuma bianca di media persistenza. Aroma di malti tostati, zucchero di canna, uvetta, erbaceo e speziato. Corpo medio-pieno, mediamente carbonata, equilibrata tra note dolci ed amare (le stesse presenti nell'aroma), alla fine prevale l'amaro di misura. Retrolfatto speziato ed erbaceo. Tutto sommato non è male.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1791) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Opaque dark orange body, medium head. Aroma has some Belgian yeast but it has a hint of sweet toffee and vanilla in it. This aroma is very similar to Chimays own beers so it must be using the local Chimay yeast. The taste is not as assertive as on the classic Chimays: sweet yeasty malt, some mild fruity aspects here and there. Finish is more yeasty than hoppy. Decent Belgian ale with a nice aroma but the taste is quite typical.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Aroma of raisons and brown sugar. Dark orange with a light blanket head. Sweet taste of candied cherries and salted caramels. Think and pulpy body. A nice mix of strong blond versus strong brown elements.


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