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Mont des Cats
Brewed at Chimay

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Godewaersvelde, France

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RATINGS: 483   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PeatyPete (1108) - - APR 15, 2013
Amber orange color. Smell light Hoppy. Taste of barley and slightly bitter. Is missing some body.


3.6
nathanvc (712) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2017
75cl bottle. Pours hazy amber/red with a big, frothy, lasting, off-white head. The aroma contains apple, banana, yeast (unmistakably the same as in the Chimay beers), spices, caramel, sugar, hops, prunes & raisins. It tastes light to medium sugary or caramel-like sweet and medium spicy bitter; yeasty, not too dry finish. Medium to full body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation. Nothing unusual, but pleasantly surprised by this one!

3.9
rjplumer (1183) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2017
Sweet dark fruit aroma. A murky brown body with a hint of a reddish hue. The fine bubbled head has a brownish tinge, which starts off strong and fades bu lingers a lot. Mild bitter start, The dark fruitiness comes through in the taste also. Has a toasted malt character. It's warming and bubbly on the palate.

4.1
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3.5
FrankZappa7 (555) - GERMANY - OCT 20, 2017
2017-10-20-,33 L Flasche Kupferfarben, hellebeige Krone. Aroma: Hefig, blumig. Antrunk: Malzig, hefig, hopfig - gut ausgewogen. Etwas nachhängende Bitterkeit.

3.2
Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

3.1
samsomuk (210) - 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 (8043) - 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 (6274) - 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 (552) - 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.


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