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Blaugies Bière Darbyste

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Brewed by Brasserie de Blaugies
Style: Traditional Ale
Dour-Blaugies, Belgium

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Ale brewed with fig juice. A traditional style named for John Darby, preacher of temperance whose parishioners were oddly moved by a "soft drink" they insisted was just fig juice...


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (172) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Amber color, with a fantastic yellow head. Restrained aromas of citrus peel, yeast, with herbal and sour hints. Smooth, slightly bitter beginning with subtle fruitiness, which then gets intensified due to a chewy sourness. Slightly stings the tongue, then dough yeast softens the fruit impression, opening up the palate for bready malts, adding a decent complexity and balance to the beer. Yeast stays visible till the end, reminding me almost of a Witbeer, which is only partly true, because vivid fruits still add a sour hint, assisted by high carbonation. A bit too watery, neither of the flavors is convicing on themselves, they do mix up well, but could use a little push to intensify the overall flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at DTE tasting. Hazy gold pour with white head. Aroma is really fruity, not sure about fig juice, but definitely fruity, malty, lots of honey, light herbal notes. Taste is grainy, fruity, lingering Belgian yeasty finish. Palate is sweet, a bit heavy with medium carbonation. Not my favorite Blaugies by far, their beers are usually so much drier and brighter than this. Too sweet.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting thanks to Julienhuxley. Pours cloudy dark golden with a small off white head. Aroma is massive fig with a touch of chlorine and plasters. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4003) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag. Poured a hazy light amber with no head at all. The aroma is apple, yeast. The flavour is light sour with a watery bubbly dry earthy mineral veggie palate. Light bodied with lively carbonation, despite the fact there was no head.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3042) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Poured medium amber with no head. Aroma of sour fruit, light spice. Medium body, moderately carbonated, medium sweet, overly spicy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
75cl bottle @THT. No head. Low carbonation. Hazy golden blond pour. I don’t get the fig. A nice enough beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (5927) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma of bread, wet earth and mild pungent fruitiness. Flavour of smooth bready malts, pungent fig notes, floral notes, green apples, orange peel, earthiness and some yeastiness. The fig notes clearly stand out towards the end. Medium bodied and a juicy, dry, slightly sour finish. Extremely well balanced. I like this brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3679) - GERMANY - APR 29, 2014
(bottle) pours a hazy deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of floral hops, yeast and chorizo, quite meaty, with hints of lemons and chalk. flavour is dandelions, pepper and hazelnuts, with some more chalk, yeast and the same faint meatiness in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (494) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 27, 2014
Color anaranjado con espuma blanca ligera. Aromas de fruta fresca, manzana verde, con notas de levadura. Ligera y bien carbonatada con fino sabor de manzana verde. Muy rica.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2142) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy dark amber liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of bread, raw sugar, white pepper, raisins, bubblegum and perfume. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bubblegum, grain, white pepper and spices. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Pretty nice.


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