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


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RATINGS: 419   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...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harvey (40) - Milano, - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5668) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Sample at Systembolaget. Hazy light orange with a white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit and something that reminded of "tutti-frutti". Sweet and with a similar taste. The finish was slightly sour. The body on the thin side. Quite interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomaz (66) - , GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
Bouteille 75 cl. Conservée couchée et périment fin 2016. Gros bruit a l ouverture du bouchon, mais pas d expulsion de bière. Levure active apparemment, premier verre clair léger trouble ensuite. Mousse fine qui tombe vite, ou nez ça sent la gueuze et ça va être acide/amer. Mais ça sent bon au dessus du verre. En bouche, ça se confirme, mais sans exagération dans aucune direction. On a du fruité abricot, figue et piquant gingembre accompagné de groseille blanche et un petit côté litchi voir longane, aucune astringence ne ferme la bouche, la bière reste super jusque fin de la bouteille, en effet, y avait un fond de levure. Une vraie réussite cette bière qui nous sort des sentiers battus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3342) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish aroma, light fruitiness - green apples and light sourness with light spiciness (coriander). Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, light caramel, light fruitiness - green apples with faint spiciness. Finish is average, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish, light fruitiness - green apples and light sourness, faint spiciness. Bit thin and too soft/meek. This fig juice just does not work here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2114) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
May 16, 2015. Bottle at home.
Light hazy orange/amber with a quickly dissipating, medium sized, frothy off-white head. Aroma is barnyard, figs, lemon, cellar and hay. Taste is light sweet with light fig notes, barnyard and light citric, finish is more of the citric acidity and barnyard notes with a touch of fruity sweetness. Medium bodied, soft, small bubble carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a veiled and flaky pale amber-golden with a thin, yet resilient, white head. Aroma is oldish, lemon, vanilla and bread. Flavor is oldish, brettish, peach, pear, apple and barn. Finish is lemon, lime, dusty, vanilla and herbs. Lingering funk and tropicalness. Light to medium body, frothy, creamy mouthfeel and average to strong carbonation. Superb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2491) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 25, 2015
75cl bottle, no bb - purchased early 2014. Hazy copperbrown cream pour. Caramel barnyard, orchard fruits and nut peel aroma. Did not pick up on the figs until the later half upon pouring of the yeast sediment, a lovely fig milkshake to add what anotherwise tastes like a wilder unfiltered spéciale belge: rounded caramalts, peppery hops, near Franconian in wholesome, rural sessionability. The fig juice adds a nice sweetness this earthy, malt-bodacious saison can well accomodate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (593) - , Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2015
Opaque orange brown with a thin white head. Fruity fig aromas. Tart fig and yeasty flavor crisp with a dry finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Akiro (19) - ITALY - APR 4, 2015
Degustata in bottiglia da 75 centilitri. All’aspetto ottima molta schiuma birra limpida giallo oro dall’aspetto invitante ma molto carbonata. Odore erbaceo, mediamente luppolata finale secco. Leggermente agrumata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (177) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2015
Små doftar fikon, hö,lite rök & läder. massa olika kryddor: Saisonigt. Rejält kolsyrad. Stort vitt huve. Stor fikon smak som går igenom de andra kryddorna med ändå aldrig blir att ta över; fint balanserad. Smaken av fikon ligger kvar vägen igenom. Man känner även humle, läder, hö & lite jord. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (1393) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 8, 2015
cloudy orange colour, minimal yellowish head; aroma of earth, wet wheat, barnyard, some acidic fruitiness, but I can’t feel any traces of figs; taste is sourish fruity, lemony, wheaty, slightly bittery with some earthy notes and minimal figs; drinkable

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