Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France


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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pedrodv89 (30) - wetteren, - JAN 22, 2013
De geur is moutig. Helemaal in stijl van de Belgische abdij bieren. De kleur is donker, karamelbruin. Er zitten niet zoveel koolzuurbelletjes in. Dit bier wordt gebrouwen bij een trappisten abdij en verkocht door een trappisten abdij. Het mag zelfs trappistenbier heten. Toch draagt dit bier niet het logo van Authenticated Trappist Products. Het zijn namelijk 2 verschillende abdijen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rollinsr (601) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GemmeDeReve (37) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermaris (239) - LATVIA - JAN 13, 2017
Amber, low cap. A bit sharp aroma. Tastes sharp in the beginning, however turns milder with a hoppy nuances in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lkowalkowski (185) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Barwa herbaciana, Gęsta obfita i drobna piana. Oblepia szkło i dosyć długo się utrzymuje. Piwo poprawne, ale nie szczeglne. Aromat nie jest zbyt intensywny, smak typowy dla gatunku - niczym się nie wyrżniający.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bewyder (463) - FRANCE - NOV 24, 2016
Ambre claire orange voile, notes malt et caramel lger, une bonne amertume et une petite pointe sche agrable, bien quilibre. Bouteille 33cl bue au bar La Tte lenvers, Vincennes, France, le 23/11/2016.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1541) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 21, 2016
Bottled, 0.33 l. Hazy amber colour, medium sized creamy off-white head with average duration. Nose of malts, cheese... Aroma has mild caramel, bread, cheese and hints of sugar, mouthfeel is slick, somewhat creamy. Gently warming, mild citrus fruity, earthy finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2016
A steady pour produces a three-finger thick, lightly amber tinged, pale tan colored head. The beer is a lightly concentrated amber color that shows a lightly hazed, amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of oxidized malt, cider, caramelized nutty notes, and fruity raisin and prune notes, as well as a touch of tin-like notes. Clove aromatics boost a perceived sweetness here.

The beer is well carbonated, a touch fizzy at first, and has a medium-light body that is not heavy, but has a touch of viscosity to it. Flavors of cider, a touch of hop bitterness in the finish, a lingering phenolic spice that leans towards clove, toasted grain notes with a caramelized edge, lingering toasted nutty flavors, a certain metallic edge to the caramelized malt, a bit of grape / raisin, as well as a date like flavor.

It is unfortunate this has no bottle date, as I have no idea how old this is; it does seem to have taken on some age & oxidation character, and at this point it doesnt detract, but I get the sense it is at least different than a fresh sample, but am not sure if it is better or worse. For me this is pretty tasty as is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
didierlewallon (286) - ponferrada, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2016
Cerveza de color mbar oscuro con una cabeza de color beige, cremosa de alta persistencia. Aroma dulce con notas de caramelo, toffee y presencia de frutas, frutos secos y especias. Sabor afrutado y dulce, notas tostadas con un final suave y un amargor seco. Cerveza muy agradable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (973) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Shared 33cl bottle. Hazy amber with an eggshell-colored head. Aroma of malt, bread, a little sweet. Taste is malt, bread, yeast, spice, caramel, fruit. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humpah (186) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2016
0,33l bottle from Beergium. Pours brown amberish colour with slight head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, syrupy sugar, malts, some dried fruits. Mediumish body. Good belgian ale.

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