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


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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Fun time at Paul Yang’s. Pours orange-amber and 1 inch of white head with lots of staying power. Loose lacing. Exuberant bubbles rocket to the top of the glass. I smelled some saison-ish funky hay, grains, and soap. My tongue received notes of lawn clippings, apple juice, woody cork, and some leather shoe in the finish. Full-bodied and complex. Very peculiar and enigmatic, but certainly not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2007
poured into a tulip. pours a bubbly golden amber with full bubbly frothy head. yeastie sour aroma, mild carbonation on palate. semi yeastie complexity, mouthfeel of champagne. good, but I could not notice the figs, complexity with tart yeastiness...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 22, 2007
in the bottle at beertopia shelton brothers sample night. pours a cloudy deep gold with a thin white head. bit of an aldehyde aroma. this is slightly medicinal with a touch of bitterness at the end. a super-quick finish and a big fizzy palate. if this were a homebrew, I would declare it to be contaminated, but since it is a Belgian, they likely intended for it to taste this way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3966) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2007
pours a cloudy light brown/caramel color. Aroma is slightly sour, and a little like a lambic, i’m getting some fruit, but its sour fruit. Flavour is sour, and slightly fruity. NOt sure i’m getting much fig in here, the funk is comming through, definitely an interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
pours cloudy gold with big head. aroma is a sweet brett, citrus, and some grass. taste is brett with some citrus and grass. some hay-like characteristics. not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3633) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2007
75 cl bottle via lubiere, shared with Phil, cellar temp in a tulip glass. JN07/07.

App.: Cloudy golden-orange, huge yellow-tan head. Aroma: Tart and tangy, funky, some barnyard, some floral notes, lemons, some green herbal notes; little sweet honey in back. Palate: Smooth, medium body, soft effervescence. Flav.: Honey, flowers, light sour apple, grapes, funky and tangy; lemony; sour finish with moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (5110) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2007
Aroma of strong citrus, yeast and some spice. hazy, yellow coloured with a lasting, off-white head. Taste is slightly sour, bit sweet, yeasty with lots of citrus and a cheesy background. Refreshing and dry. Reminded me of Berliner Weisse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Poured a light brown color with a thick white head. It smelled of citrus fruits, cinnamon and spice. I don’t know that I smelled the figs, but it definitely smelled funky. This tasted like a good saison with the fruits and spices and hint of sourness as well. Had a good flavor and mouthfeel. A good complexity to this beer. Thanks again to mgumby and solan for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Pours a light brown color with a big frothy white head. Smells of the funk, spice, a little cinnamon, citrus. A lot going on here. The taste is very funky also, a litle sour, very spicy, and a little bit fruity as well. Good saison, I liked the complexity in this beer. Big flavor left on the palate in the aftertaste and the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2007
This beer could have a fantome label on it and i wouldn’t know the difference! Smooth and sweet. Light and crisp. Malty yet hoppy with a nice little sourness. Great beer!

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