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

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RATINGS: 408   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...


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebeertourist (4973) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2006
Hazy amber with a great head, looking appetizing as all the Blaugies beers (giving the same excitement when uncorking also).Vinous aroma, almost geuze-like, lemony freshness meeting oak woodiness. Lots of lemon flavours, some yeastiness, oaky vanilla, talcum-powder dryness like in a Girardin. Very fizzy, prickling the tongue. Complex, yet refreshing. One of the beers that convinces you of the supremacy of Belgian brewing!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
Very hazy orange/amber with a thick, lasting off-white head. Nice sweetish aroma. Some spicy corianderish notes. Fairly full-bodied and quite yeasty. Some sweet cherry and light bubble gum in the finish. Slightly tart, dryish finish. Pretty tasty, but I don’t really get any figgy character at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13068) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
Golden-beige colour, very hazy, big head. Yeasty, slightly figgy/fruity aroma. The palate is quite yeasty as well, with an underlying fruity sweetness. Not hugely different, nor expressive, just a decent Belgian ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Cloudy light brown body, not much head. Tart yeast, mandarin orange, pale malt aroma. Brett tartness, lemon peel, grass, and sugar wafer sweetness. Great combo of tartness and Belgian-y sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Cloudy amber with a large white head. Light nose with yeast, black pepper and toffee. Tart flavor, medium sweet with fruity notes, grapes, apple, yeast. A bit overly effervescent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Pours dirty orange with huge white head. Tons of sediment floating around. Sour/tart lemon aroma, very yeasty with some barnyard funkiness. Flavor much the same with faint hint of sour cherry, very drying mouthfeel/finish. Will agree with others, couldn’t detect any fig whatsoever. Maybe masquerading as cherry?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Dark orange body with a big foamy white head. Yeasty aroma with some dust, dark cherries and a touch of barnyard as well. Lightly tart, some wheat, cherries and figs. Finishes dry. I detected more cherry flavor rather than figs, but either way this was very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Milwaukee YEHa!05, brought by MIBRomeo. Murky burnt orange body, thin persistent off-white head. Nice spicy aroma, but also sourish, with hints of grape (gotta be the fig), wood, and even a bit of cheese rind. Tart, estery body (fruits in abundance- orange, lemons, etc.), and a bit spicy, but mostly a tad sour and herbal. Rather tannic, too. Soft, tea-like body with just the right sour kick. Unique and quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Aroma is celery-ish aroma with some sour cherries some minerals, nice. Cloudy, straw yellow with a thin head. Sour, tart and lemony with a citrusy sharp flavor. Slightly musty and very interesting. Dry finish with a hint of spice. Thanks to Chuck and Blake.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harvey (40) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 20, 2005
Very hoppy (Flemish hops, maybe) and fruity aroma. Pours a huge white head, persistent, but not very compact. Amber in colour. Mouthfeel is dry and a little sour, medium bodied, lightly bitter and flavour is hoppy and spicy. I didn’t notice any fig note. Delicious, indeed.


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