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


on tap

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RATINGS: 400   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...

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29949) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2005
Another explosive beer from Brasserie de Blaugies. When opened it just came foaming out, which gives it a huge head when first poured, but the head collapses only leaving slight curtains on the glass, but there are yeast specs in the off-white head. And the beer is an unclear orange. The aroma is quite sweet and quite fruity combined with hints of spice and yeast, but also a touch of dustiness. The flavor is sweet fruity combined with a slight acidity like a grapefruit, and is quite spicy with coriander and cloves. The end is very dry - spicy and woody. I don’t pick up the figs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Cloudy, bold and muted orange in color with tight bubbly lace cascading slowly down the sides of the tulip like a custom wedding invitation. Sugary fruit salad served out of a grapefruit core comes to call for the aromatic portion of the show, meeting up with lemons used in place of the ball in a farmhouse softball match, not to mention the anticipated fig additives. Lovely souring nodes break open the palate door with fig-like tangerine suggestions. Takes that lime juice that’s been sitting on the fridge door for years and makes a tasty wonder out of it. Some sugar-saturated Lemon Heads with double the coating. Such a tasty deviation from the standard run of the mill. Thanks for sharing MIBRomeo!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2603) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2510) - 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.

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