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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (3604) - Lisbon, - JUL 1, 2013
33cl bottle from bier tempel. Dark orange, brown color with thin white head. Medium bitterness and low sweetness. Carbonation is light fizzy. Aroma is caramel, malt, hop and light tart.


3.2
Piepenhenrich (1171) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

3.1
samsomuk (119) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with average off white head. Aromas of malt, caramel, light yeasty notes. Flavour is sweet then bitter, plenty malty, light spice. Medium bodied, spritzy carb, dry finish

3.2
Hinaros (11) - BREST, FRANCE - SEP 10, 2017
Bouteille 33cl. Une belle mousse blanche et légère, une attaque en bouche assez puissante aux arômes d'agrumes citronnés et herbeux, ensuite un côté épicé et gazeux qui vient terminer cette trappiste plus qu'appreciable.

3.2
jonas (7985) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle. Murky brown, off white head. Light toast nose. Sparkly, mineral dry, herbal, light fruit esters, chalk, mellow pleasant finish.

3.2
SinH4 (6113) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle. Hazy amber color with eggshell head. Aroma is bananas, toffee, caramel. Taste is bananas, raisins, prunes. Slightly tart finish, high carbonation, booze noticeable. Not too exciting, but a solid Belgian Strong.

3.3
DonGregorio (506) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2017
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with quite large off-white head. Aroma of banana, herbs, caramel, yeast. Taste is light to medium sweet and bitter, caramel, banana, herbs, yeast, dried fruits, prunes. A hint of alcohol in the finish. Medium body, average to lively carbonation. Quite OK.

4
vinivini (2818) - Gomel, BELARUS - AUG 9, 2017
Bottle from Dogma bottle shop, Moscow. Pours cloudy amber with tall off-white head. Medium lacing. Aroma, toasted malts, banana, dried fruit, spicy yeast. Medium body. Rather dry taste with leading dried apples and pears. Raisins. Yeast along. Dark malts. Solid hoppy bitterness. Wel done.

3.4
ciocanelu (2852) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 8, 2017
Almost clear amber color with slightly beige head. Aroma has the classic belgian yeast and sugar combo. Taste is sweet, malty and sugary at first, yeast esters coming along, some earthy hop bitterness on the finish. Aftertaste has grassy hops with some hay and dry wood notes. Medium body with medium plus carbonation. A well made, classic style belgian ale.

4
erling1000 (778) - - JUL 26, 2017
A french, light brown, almost trappist Strong Ale with light head. Aroma is spice, caramel, choriander, dried fruit. Taste us bitter and light sweet.

3.5
melush (4414) - SPAIN - JUL 25, 2017
33cl Bottle @ Carrefour Online, Spain Hazy amber colour with a thick white head. Aroma is yeast, grain, herbs. Taste is yeast, malt, sweet, fruits. Medium body, moderate carbonation.


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