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Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France

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RATINGS: 478   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (3263) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (487) - - MAY 20, 2017
Light amber to dark gold in color. Not such a tight head, big bubbles, though high carbonation, too much actually. This doesnt have a super strong aroma, but some fruity banana notes pop out. Overall balanced to bitter to sweet ration. Has a nice toastines and bread tones. Spicy yeast character. A bit light in flavor and body, though I had it after a more intense beer. Has a good taste, but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Banzale (273) - FRANCE - APR 13, 2017
Acheter tabac&co palais des bires dans famiflora dottignies. Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur bronze reflet cuivre brillance correct. Belle mousse qui descend rapidement. Au nez : un malts caramel , crales , et un peu biscuits. En bouche : cest bien le malts caramel qui donne la signature de la bire . Petit note sucre et crales, un peu de houblon en arrire bouche lger et une note biscuits sympathique. "Une trappist " bien faite .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kanaclane (459) - - MAR 5, 2017
Nez: Malt, caramel Bouche: Malte, caramel, herbace, pice, mtallique, lgre amertume et scheresse Une Trappiste ( faon) plutt russie

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkSong (374) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2017
It pours a copper color with a very large white head. It has a earthy aroma and smells like caramel, resin & leather. It has a earthy taste with caramel and dried fruit flavors. I really enjoyed this beer. Highly recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kampfar (230) - Osnabrck, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2017
From 0.33 L bottle, pours hazy, dark brown to amber coloured with an off-white head. Aroma malty, grainy, bread, slightly herbal, yeasty. Taste follows the aroma with typical yeasty taste. Medium body, average carbonation, a bit thin mouthfeel.. Its OK, but there are way better Trappist beers.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlutonowyMan (715) - POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Barwa brunatno miedziana, mocno mętna. Piana w kolorze ecru, wysoka o średniej trwałości. W aromacie w zasadzie nie dzieje się nic, drożdże, delikatna wytrawniość, winogrona. Pierwszy łyk też nie przynosi ukojenia, jest podobnie bez wyrazu. Choć można poczuć winogrona, śliwy, czereśnie i drożdże to wszystko jest takie bez "emocji". Niestety pojawiają się też akcenty alkoholowe, mało szlachetne, Bardziej bimbrowe, "śmierdzące". Wysycenie wysokie bardzo szybko zapycha.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2017
0,33l bottle bought online. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with one finger of lasting head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, caramel, and whiff of floral aroma. Taste matches the aroma with a well balanced hoppy finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. It reminds me of Westmalle Dubbel but only sweeter. Recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1707) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a tulip glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a cloudy amber brown color with a medium sized white head.dull gold colored cap.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rollinsr (689) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 21, 2017
Pours dark and cloudy brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet fruits with some tartness. Flavor is yeasty with tart fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GemmeDeReve (87) - FRANCE - JAN 13, 2017
Bire trappiste ambre, trs mousseuse louverture, reste une mousse normale aprs mise en verre, un arme trs mtallique, elle reste assez ptillante mais donne ce got mtallique eu louverture. Un palais qui semble un peu ressemblant la touche "chimay", le fait de la produire scourmont ne doit pas tre un hasard. Bon pour une trappiste franaise on est pas dans le haut du tableau mais bon...


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