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


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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Pours dark amber with a soft white head, very hazy and cloudy. Nose is all wheat and yeastiness, light citrus hops show. Flavor is dry and crisp, wheat up front with a yeast estery finish. Slight tartness develops in the finish with a bit of fruit and citrus left behind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Greg Clow, Harry’s bottle. Pleasant tart aroma, very very interesting. Light hazy orange, small white head. Disappointing taste: Fruity, but thin and watery and uninteresting. Decent, didn’t mind drinking it, but just didn’t get the wow factor that went around the table with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy amber-orange with lots of little floaties and a large lasting foamy off-white head. Aroma is slightly funky with some sour fruit, yeast and spices -- very nice! Flavour follows the aroma with the fig juice coming out a bit more. Medium bodied, good amount of carbonation. Wow, this was way better then I expected, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4923) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Best before 06/05. Pours deep gold into a tulip. Significant medium-sized off-white head. Lemon and soap aromas. Well carbonated and dry malt with lemons front to back. Lasting spritzy sour lemon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & blankboy - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Hazy amber-gold, wispy head. Tart saison/gueuze-like aroma with some faint fruity notes. Sharp, crisp mouthfeel. Flavour isn’t quite as sour as the aroma, but still has a nice bite, with the fig juice and some spice notes coming through in the finish. Very intreresting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev, my bottle. Murky amber, small white head. Funky/sour/acidic aroma - yeast, pepper, tart fruit - pretty nice, like a malty, mild fruity Flemish sour. Taste is more tart fruit (figs, I assume), and dusty malt, quite dry, lighter yeast and funk and a medium-short finish - easy to drink. Average body, very light carbonation, mild acidity, pleasant tart fruit aftertaste. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Pours lightly hazy amber with a large fizzy cream colored head. The aroma comes across sour like a saison with some white grapes and some nectar that I’m assuming is from the fig juice. There are some spices as well. Medium crisp body with a lot of sharp carbonation. The taste is smoother than the aroma predicted. It is still fairly crisp has has a brett-like sourness mixed with smoth rich qualities from the fig juice. The finish brings in more spice and hints of spicy hops. A nice interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2006
(750ml bottle) Large off-white head atop opaquely cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour cherry, yeasty, some peach. Taste is medium sweet, sour cherry, yeasty, light spice. Light-meidum body, light acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2006
375 ml bottle. Medium-sized white head. A lot of carbonation makes the beer shoot out of the bottle. Rich grape, apricot and hop aroma. Smooth texture and a mouthfeel with light fruity flavours. Figs. Some bitterness. Cork, and a light sour character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3290) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Pours a pristinely clear amber on the first pour with a huge, booming white head that has good staying power. The problem with that head is that it’s powered by carbonation that goes a bit too far. The aroma is a bit like lemon oil, and strong, harsh phenols. I’m not really getting much fig at all, to tell you the truth.

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