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

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RATINGS: 380   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...


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrana (448) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
corkyrory66 (557) - 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 ...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
pours hazy copper with a towering off-white head, good retention and lacing. fruity belgian malts, spiciness, wheat, oat, caramel, grassy citrus, floral, candi, earthiness, hint of acidity, acrid and disturbing fruitiness in the finish. lively carbonation, light to medium body - tad heavy, grassy-citrusy awkward finish. complex belgian farmhouse, but overall just ok..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2969) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
Green bottle, 750 ml, best before end 2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 8 2013; eye: orangey, hazy, off-white head, slight lacing; nose: sourish, fruity, light wheat; mouth: sourish, fruity, light wheat, light lime, citrus, fruity finale with sourish presence, medium body, rather carbonated, lightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 750 ml, 5,8 %, meilleure avant fin 2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 8 juillet 2013; œil : orangée, voilée, mousse blanc cassé, très légère dentelle; nez : acidulée, fruitée, léger froment; bouche : acidulée, fruitée, léger froment, léger lime, citron, finale fruitée avec présence acidulée, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : correct

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours light amber with a white head. Spipce, yeast, malt aromas with floral flavors and a tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3878) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2013
750ml bottle in a teku. Pours copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of light figs, some caramel and pale malts, a little spiciness, and floral notes. Flavor the same, with nothing really sticking out. Average texture. Not bad but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle, caged and corked. Pours a hazy orange beer with a big soapy white head. Foam keeps getting out of the bottle at a slow pace. Aroma is yeasty, fruity and some funkyness, must be the vigs. Flavour is medium sweet with a light sour finish. Low body, medium carbo. Well balanced beer and easy drinkable. Quite ok, just not what I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
NYC Trip Beer #18. Honestly thought this was a saison while drinking it. Poured a yellowish shade of orange that reminded me of many of my favorite IPA’s. My belief that this was a saison must have been driven by the taste, as a creatively referred to in my notes as "saisony." Fizzy and pretty damn good. Draft - Spuyten Duyvil - New York, NY

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1541) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2013
Pours a hazy light golden brown color with a big off white cap...this one was a slight gusher as the foam kept coming out of the bottle. Smell is earthy, herbal with a fruit background -cherry? Taste is herbal mixed with the sweetness right away then followed by the earthy flavors ending a bit dry with a hint of cherry. Body is light/medium with average carbonation - certainly not elegant. Overall quite nice though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
Hazy orange colored pour. Sizable off white head. Plenty of lacing. Earthy malt aroma with some hop, citrus, and spice notes. Tangy lemon taste with a dry malt presence. Not too bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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