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

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RATINGS: 376   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...


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2129) - 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 (3744) - 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 (2449) - 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 (657) - 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 (1455) - 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 (2029) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2013
Undated 750 ml corked bottle served in a St. Bernardus snifter. Pours a hazy, orange-amber color that is topped by well-proportioned, thick, bone colored head. This beer is highly carbonated as can be seen and felt, although the carbonation is nicely soft. The glass gets fully coated with lace with each tip. Lively but not harsh or aggressive feel, with a semi-dry finish. Aroma: Floral and quite fruity with hints of figs, and plums. Esters suggest a higher ABV than 5.8%. There is a light spiciness and some earthiness from, I suspect, both hops and yeast. Taste: Fruity, with a finely mix of sweet and tart plus a faint bitterness. As I often find in pale Belgians, the taste is notably better than the aroma. Tart citrus and vague mixed fruits upfront until the finish, with the figs coming out more clearly in the finish and aftertaste. Hints of banana, white pepper, clove, and nutmeg, but the spiciness is subtle and not due, I believe, to any added spices. This exceptional ale is enticingly complex and dynamic. O: This beer is exceptional, with plenty of complexity, great balance, and strong but relatively soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (1998) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a big frothy rocky white foam. Aromas are dusty field grass, floral honey and fleshy figgy apple. The palate follows the nose with a smooth silky mouthfeel that is round yet refreshingly clean. Nice balance of rustic saison yeast, fresh fig fruit and light warming spice that peppers out a bit on the finish. Tasty !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (659) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
Bouteille 750 ml. Comme c’est souvent le cas avec les Traditional Ales, il est difficile de décrire cette bière. Son goût et son arôme conjuguent des notes végétales, maltées et fruitées. Texture médicamenteuse. Rien de transcendant, mais somme toute agréable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Skyview Tasting, 2/23/13. An old bottle I have had for a few years, and I think it had some age on it when I bought it. Hazy copper color. This beer is 5 years old, and still heavily carbonated. A little cork flavor, malt, and spices with prominent Belgian yeast. Blaugies is one of my favorite breweries and I liked this too. I like to try anything done in a traditional style.


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