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

bottled
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RATINGS: 396   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...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
cloudy off orangish yellow w/ a full white head and some nice lacing. Has that murky aroma and some yeast and floral hops hints of a lambicy horseblanket. Highly carbonated palate good body. Lightly sour and fruity apricot & fig lightly acidic has a tart finish. hints of a floral hop. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Chuck and I picked this up in Minnesota. The beer pours to a straw colored murky body with a thin white head. The aroma is a floral and citrusy Belgian yeasted beer. The flavor is grassy and vinous. Oaky and tart. i love the tartness of this.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
[Bottle 750ml, dates unknown, chilled]
Cloudy amber with a tan and frothy head. Exceptionally complex nose since it has a bit of everything: citrus, floral, raisins, vineous/grassy feels, barnyard… well, at the end, it is supposed to smell figs, but I’m not certain about that. Taste is unpredictable. Oak/Barrel/aged ? Acidic for sure. Texture is medium and carbonation is high. Very interesting beer and I understand why it only fits into the general Ale category since its definitely a one of its kind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2585) - GERMANY - NOV 29, 2005
Musty, barnyard nose that is mostly sweet. Orange color, tight bubbled head with lacing. Light fruity malt, yeasty notes. Tart, lactic end. Medium body. Reserved overall, but sophisticated and complex.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2005
I like this drink, even though (or, perhaps, because) I can’t detect the figs in it anywhere. Hazy dark straw body, some particles, and a dense, creamy head, most of which hangs around for the length of the drink. The aroma is quite yeasty with a citric tartness and a lightly bitter grassiness. Soft bodied, it has a refreshingly, lightly sour flavor of grapefruit, yeast and a lively spiciness... but, no figs. The finish is refreshingly tart. I could drink alot of this. Whilst eating figs.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2493) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Deep orange color, medium head - some floating but that might have been because of wrong pouring. Grapefruit and grass nose. Again mustard seeds and also cellery nose.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5731) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2005
Bottled. Delirium Cafe, Gothenburg, Sweden. Hazy orange, large white head, loads of yeast. Soruish and grassy aroma; cedar. Dry and sour flavour with late bitterness. Marcipan. Too thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2005
(750ml bottle, 2004 vintage) Pours a cloudy orange body with a frothy beige head. Aroma of mustiness, citrus, florals, and raisins. Flavor of spicy yeast, and citrus with a lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2005
Orange color with lots of yeast. Nice white head. Hoppy, grassy aroma with citrus, hay and some wheat. Hoppy sourish flavorsome spices, grapefruit and gooseberries. A bit thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2006 What a rustic and happy beer! I still don’t get any fig anywhere, but I’m not worried about it in the least.<P> Light amber-gold color, clear with a large, frothy, off-white mostly lasting head.<P> Aromas are dreamy barn-yard: malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, brown rice and cookie; hoppy with light-to-moderate herbs, straw and lemon zest; yeasty with light notes of dough, moderate horseblanket and barnyard, trace band-aid; miscellaneous notes of light spicy alchs, milk, starchy banana and clove.<P>The flavor is moderately bitter, lightly sweet and moderately tangy-acidic with a long, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, warm finish.<P>Palate is nice:body is light, the texture is watery-to-velvety and the carbonation is lively.


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