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

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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2014
[750ml bottle, courtesy of Benjii] Pours hazy golden orange with a decent white head. Sweet, perfumed aroma. Tastewise, lots of sweet, perfumed figs, touch of turkish delight maybe. Dry as week-old straw, there’s a long, lasting aftertaste of minerally, chalky figs - the sweetness markedly fades from front to back. Really interesting [30092014]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14434) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Gusher. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is hazy amber with some floaties. Aroma and taste are tart fruits, little caramel, malt and hops. A little acidic and also a bit odd.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12703) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle @ Clan Party. Gusher. Unclear golden orange with a big and lasting off-white hed. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light tart. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Light light acidic. 260914

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (1193) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with off white head. Aroma is banana, figs, straw, caramel, raisins. Mouthfeel is lacking with a light body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with spicy following. Overall this has a lot of fig, but is lacking in mouthfeel and comes across a bit watery.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrSquash (53) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours golden and sightly cloudy with a white head. Smells of very light fruit. Tastes slightly sour with a hint of white grapes and figs.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5587) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from Berts Bierhuis Biltstraat, BB fin 2016, large sample, served in a tulip glass. Hazy golden color, medium off-white head. Aroma is quite weird. I was sipping this little bugger with a friend of mine and the first association I had was the smell of a swimming pool using lots of chlorine. No, he said, it is more like a budget shoe shop, so quite leathery. Then I thought of a little river in the Alp mountains, with its dusty aromas, stone, slight salty water, mud. But in the end, we agreed it smelled like the local wooden shoe seller in the middle of nowhere, the same middle of nowhere where we grew up. Did we smoke a lot? No, not really, just an Alaskan Smoked Porter, which was great. Anyway, I would describe the aroma as chlorine, salty, mud, hint of oak wood, leather. Slight grainy as well, hint of citrus perhaps, quite funky. Taste has a bit of bitterness, slight salty and some lactic sourness. Quite dry as well. Lots of aroma and flavor, and we did finish the bottle, but I doubt I will buy this again. Although, it was only 5,35 euro for a big bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Slightly hazy deep golden pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of earthy yeast, citrus, grainy malts with hints of stone fruits and plums. Comes across the tongue with striking similarity. Refreshing and pretty solid beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is fruity yeast, fruity hops, some grainy notes. Flavour is thin watery malt, some hop, boring.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1234) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
375 mL bottle at the Capital in Leuven. Clear golden-brown with a large bubbly head. Smooth, crisp and a little sour. Hoppy, farmyard aroma. Smooth drinking and tasty beer. Bitter with a light alcohol burn.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (371) - GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Amber color, with a fantastic yellow head. Restrained aromas of citrus peel, yeast, with herbal and sour hints. Smooth, slightly bitter beginning with subtle fruitiness, which then gets intensified due to a chewy sourness. Slightly stings the tongue, then dough yeast softens the fruit impression, opening up the palate for bready malts, adding a decent complexity and balance to the beer. Yeast stays visible till the end, reminding me almost of a Witbeer, which is only partly true, because vivid fruits still add a sour hint, assisted by high carbonation. A bit too watery, neither of the flavors is convicing on themselves, they do mix up well, but could use a little push to intensify the overall flavor.


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