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


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RATINGS: 388   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gueuzerie (27) - - NOV 28, 2013
Bélgica sorprendiendo una vez más, con una cerveza extrañísima. Todo lo que se podría decir sobre sabores y olores ya lo han dicho antes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1928) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Murky rose-orange with massive, fine-bubble, white head, fair lacing / Delicate nose of musty funk, orchard fruit, dark fruit, pepper / Light to medium body, mostly dry but with good fruit and very light fruit sugars, and easy bitterness on finish / Stylish flavors of white pepper, straw, white grape, apple, hint of fig juice, light wet dog / Nice, but very mild with a big dose of pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3458) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
Aged bottle ( 2007?) Pours fuzzy blonde . Smaller , fluffy foam Sweet smell Very high carbo Very sharp taste. Apples . Very dry . Think of a geuze , but no sourness . Very intresting ! Hope its as good when fresh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1152) - PORTUGAL - OCT 21, 2013
15cl. at Brassigaume 2013. Pours light amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of fruit, spices and light floral notes. Medium carbonation and medium body. Flavour is complex but not necessarily well balanced. Overall, is nice but...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 21, 2013
Pretty good. Nice brewed and fine tastes. Fine aroma and very good foam. IT was part of the night’s delights at the oblivion.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5864) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft at the Avenue in the Big Easy! ... Pours a maple gold .. . Weird floor board tartness … mild mouth ... Not that enjoyable- mixed up ....Why is there a fig in my eye!?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3325) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
750ml bottle Old Notes-Pours an amberish brown with a small head. Aroma of yeast, fruits, spices, and malt. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew was different but still rather tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle: Poured a light brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light figs notes with some peppery yeast and some solid rustic malt notes. Taste is a great mix between some figs juice with some peppery yeast notes and some solid rustic malt notes as well. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid as per everything brewed by this brewery and quiet different from other beers with the figs really coming out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrana (458) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Tart, funky, and slightly peppery. Has a bit of a powdery mouthfeel, and a strange vitamin like flavor. Kind of a strange and hard to explain beer that didn’t really live up to my hopes of a beer with heavy fig flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
corkyrory66 (631) - BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
Bière spéciale de 5,8 % abv, avec un ingrédient original puisqu’il s’agit de jus de figue inclus au brassage. Bouteille de 75 cl bouchonnée de liège. Etiquette rustique. Couleur ambre moyen tirant sur le caramel. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes partout. Mousse blanc cassé bien crémeuse qui tient à 5 mm. Arômes de blé, poivre, massepain, figue, lard gras, girofle, gueuze, pointe de muscade. 1ère bouche au volume soyeux, sur les céréales avec de la lie de vin, du pain grillé et du butterscotch. Arrière-bouche en grosses vagues céréales et houblon. 2ème bouche où le fruité passe en avant, avec une texture veloutée (due au froment présent dans cette bière), bouche assez ample. 3ème bouche où le côté amer et un peu aigre passe en avant, avec de jolies nuances. Arrière-bouche en complexité, profonde. Sur la longueur, on peut tester cette bière assez fraîche, mais le déséquilibre est bien là quand même. Levure salée, poivrée d’un niveau pas très élevé. Alcool correct, même pour les pasteurs !!! (en effet, le nom de cette bière vient de son niveau d’alcool faible qui était bon pour les pasteurs darbystes....) Finale où on vire au plat : les arômes sont assommés, et l’arrière-bouche aigre ne révèle plus de nuances complexes. Conclusion : une bière de saveurs diverses, oui, donc effectivement une spéciale, mais qui présente un très grand manque d’équilibre en général et de complexité dans le final … ce qui constitue 2 très grands défauts. Donc elle est largement surcotée sur ratebeer ...

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