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

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RATINGS: 413   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...


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Fresh out of the fridge, this definitely needs some settling down, as it is overly carbonated and produces a huge meringue-like head. Once warmed and aerated, its a nice golden brew, heady with aromas. Grassy, lemon-pepper, hints of various fruits, cider, toffee-malt, whiskey and a bit of cheesy yeast. The beer is distinctly, though subtly sour, with a slightly clean finish. Classicly, farmhouse-style, this is a great refresher, especially for fans of sour ales. I preferred this over their Seasonal Moneuse, which may have been a bit stale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (580) - , 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Akiro (15) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (147) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (1359) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (1010) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
Ambrée trouble, effervescence moyenne de visu, très faible au palais, col beige moyen. Principalement maltée, belle présence de figues mais sans sucre ajouté, petite acidité, un rien boisée.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HammerTroll (700) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 4, 2015
Cloudy yellow color, small white head. Aroma is sour fruit, plum, but mostly rotten apple. Taste is heavily sour, wine, apple cider vinegar, coriander. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. More like saison than traditional ale, and highly overrated?
(Vrutak 0,75l bottle)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottled 750ml. -from Vrutak Zagreb. Murky dark golden coloured, minimal off-white head, sourish nose. Sweetish malty, sourish fruity, light yeasty and some notes of caramel and banana without any notes of figs (plums maybe but figs not for sure). Hint of spices in the finish but all in all didn’t like this one. Average or should I say below average brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 28, 2015
Thanks Ogi I guess for sharing this with us! Murky deep amber body, tiny white head. Sourish, malty, vaguely sweetish aroma, yeah, traces of figs. Flat, mild, empty sweetish taste, tart over some typical Belgian maltiness. No figs in the taste. So, basically, ends up being a typical Belgian pale with an overlay of tartness that, for me (us?) didn’t work as well as I’d hoped. Just OK, and that’s not enough for the price.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kajser27 (150) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 28, 2015
Cloudy amber colored, quickly dissipating offwhite head. Aroma is unpleasant, boiled eggs, tart barnyard.Taste is malty grainy, tart fruit, medium sour, hay. Light to medium bodied, crisp. I say nope.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4069) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 27, 2015
Amber body, small head. Very yeasty, dough, funky aroma, lactic even. Full yet carbonated palate. Yum, very good, earthy, rustic. Very unique, only Fantôme comes close to this (in the good days). Great rustic, characterful brew. The reason classic Belgian beer has a historically great name. It’s not all sugar alcohol bubbles. (75cl bottle from Bière Révolution)


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