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


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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2007
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 22 Sep 2007) Amber colour, hazy, with huge, explosive, off-white head. Citric, spicy nose with notes of herbs and citrus. Fruity, slightly spicy taste with lemon, hints of figs and grassy hops in the finish. A bit odd, leaning in the saison direction (hardly surprising from this brewery). Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (15183) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Bottle, 5.8%. Very weak aroma, slightly cellary, moldy. Muddy orange colour, small floaties. The flavour has a little citric fruitiness with a hint of mold and cellar. A quite subtle beer, but good. Very well-balanced, even though I would prefer it more acidic. 7 3 7 4 18

Bottle, 5.8%. Slightly tart aroma. Cloudy dark orange, some floaties. Small white head. Good citric flavour, lemony. Not powerful flavour, but quite nice. 7 3 7 3 16

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12954) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2007
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of fruitiness, carmel, citrus, light spice and a hint of honey. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, bread, apple, citrys and a hint of spice with a crisp dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Cork reads 2005. Pours a clear amber with a white head that grows the more aggressive you pour. Nose is muted. I get freshly cut grass as well as mild yeast. On the flavor I get an almost minty/citric start that quickly leads to an even and mild pale ale middle body that ends with what I think are the brews strongest traits leaning towards figs. I am giving this one a 4.5 on taste because even though it isn’t an explosive experience, it is definitely unique and finely crafted. Mouthfeel is good. Not mindblowing, but not mediocre at the same time. Very drinkable. Worth visiting and worth visiting again (better yet...with a friend).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Pours a medium gold with a medium white head. Aroma is fruit and spice (though I couldn’t pinpoint any specific figginess), and yeast. Flavour was refreshing tartness with effervescent mouthfeel. Woody bitter and a dry finish. Enjoyable if not exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Bottle sampled with stegosaurus. Pours a light copper with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, coriander, and some spices. Flavor is tart and tangy with figs, sour cherries, lemons, and a hint of wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2007
Pours a golden orange with a thick pillowy head. Damp earthy odors abound, some barnyard and waaaaay in the back some spicy yeast. Dusty yeast flavour, slightly tart with more malt notes showing up as it warms. Briskly carbonated, full mouthfeel. Another good one from Blaugies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Biere Darbyste
Date: June 02, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear orange, fine white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of fruity character, nice sweetness but surprisingly dry, not much character

Name: Biere Darbyste
Date: March 29, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
picking up some nice balancing spicyness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
Robe dorée foncée voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui persiste. Arômes de levures et de blé. Saveurs acides de levures, de blé, de malt caramelisé et d’épices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Fruity aroma with an orangish color and bubbly head. Flavor is slightly sour, with notes of flowers, citrus, and a strong woody tartness. Quite dry on the finish. Sharp carbonation on the tongue. Champagne like. Ok overall.

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