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Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France

bottled
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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 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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2.8
fonefan (49997) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light light heavy yeasty, spicy notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, yeasty, fizzy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to fizzy. [20121116]

3.5
yespr (46523) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is toasted malty and yeasty phenolic. Light caramelish and toasted. Mild bitterness, medium dry phenolic and mellow yeasty. Crisp bitter and dry phenolic finish.

3
Ungstrup (38140) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and caramel, leading to a dry metallic finish.

3.2
joergen (28704) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Cloudy orange coloured with a huge off-white head. Fruity aroma of grass and spices with notes of yeast. Fruity flavour of spices, caramel, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.3
anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.6
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
[email protected] Cafe, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Slightly hazy orangeish amber colour with a small creamy white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, spicy and some mild alcohol. Flavour is quite similar in a very nice balance. The mild touch of alcohol complements the rest of the beer very well.

3.3
Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Thanks to Thorpe for this baby. AttheDHL fest. Murky caramel color, medium off white head, tons of suspended particles, looks like space junk. Aroma of malty butterscotch. Taste has a sweet start, bitter finish. Very malty with hefty spice. An interesting newcomer.

3
omhper (25349) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2012
Bottled, at Monk’s Whiskey Paradise, Stockholm. Hazy amber, rich head. Caramelly nose. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded spritzy mouthfeel. Caramel and grass sominates. Mid bitter finish with well hidden alcohol.

3.4
cgarvieuk (25222) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2013
bottle at home ... from the small NWAF 2013 haul ... copper ... small white head ... soft yeasty bready fruit ... soft pine nose ... over fizzy ... bready fruits ... soft yeast ... soft fruits ... sweet fruits ... soft sugers ... soft toffee

3.3
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
15th May 2013
Hazy amber beer, good fluffy off white head. Palate is dry and a little crisp. Thin creamy malt. Minerals. Slightly bitter yeast. Touch of candy fruits before dry finish with medium hop bitterness. It’s fine but too dry.


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