#126 Brasserie Dupont – Moinette Blonde

Dupont Moinette BlondeName: Moinette Blonde
Brewery: Brasserie Dupont
Style: Saison
ABV: 8.5%
Source: Regional Wines (Wellington)

About 100 or so beers ago (yes, I now denote time with beers) I drank the Moinette Biologique from Brasserie Dupont and went mad over it. When I saw this at Regionals with the same Moinette name, I had to get it just in case it was half as good.

It was half as good. Maybe even three-quarters as good which is actually saying a lot.

You can see it poured beautifully – a warm hazy gold, with a big white head that cleared off pretty quickly.

It smelled typically Belgian – bready yeast, candied sugar, banana, orange and spices. It was complex I suppose, but also quite simple in its summery deliciousness. In the mouth it was sweet, full and instantly boozy, but with a clean dry finish that could fool you into drinking far too much. Even after this one little bottle I was feeling p r e t t y merry indeed.

And speaking of merry.. there’s only 12 beers till Christmas! Huzzah!

Published in: on December 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Good review. I know you can find references to this being a tripel around the net. But it isnt really. its a Super Saison , meaning strong Saison. It’s my favourite saison in fact

    • Super Saison sounds like something out of Dragonball Z.

  2. Alrighty, I’ll change it then…

  3. Got a few bottle left of the Dupont “Biere de Miel” …..Prety smart!!! I will be more than happy to make u sample it.

    • Nice! Still haven’t been into Winehot, clearly I’ll have to amend that ASAP.

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