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

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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4247) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle from Smakpiwa.pl. Piwo ma piekna barwe najpierw bursztynowa po dolaniu calej masy osadu metna w kolorze niemal kakao. Piana srednia i srednio trwala. W smaku figi, daktyle, troche kasztanow jadalnych i ta moja ulubiona drewniano kwaskowa nuta towarzyszaca za kazdym przelknieciem. Syropowato figowe piwo ze spora dawka nut wiejskich i kwaskowych posmakow.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1466) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, orange, figs, hops, citrus and spices.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque amber/orange beer with heavy yeast and with a medium/large off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, orange and figs; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops, citrus and spices.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Feels like a mix between a regular Belgian ale and a Saison. That fig juice adds a mostly sweet flavour and a very slight ’tart’ that I would simply describe with ’spices’. A great appearance and palate as well, but the aroma could have been stronger.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1982) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2017
750 ml caged and corked bottle, no date I could find on it. Served in a Blaugies chalice, the beer pours an orange/amber color with a couple inch off-white head that stuck around for a while. There’s a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and earthy, the brew smells like wheat/grainy malt, grassiness, figs, peppery spice and some citrus. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some white grape and apple (both sweet and tart) flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, its high but soft carbonation makes it creamy, smooth and easy to drink. I think this is a good overall brew, I liked it. Certainly worth picking up!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rubin77 (1879) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 24, 2017
F: big, egg-white, average retention. C: gold, hazy. A: malt, orange peels, spicy, bit of lemon, basement, fruity sourness, touch of vinegar. T: malt, dry fruity, spicy, lemon peels, medium body, medium carbonation, very good rates here but for me nothing special, sample from tap @ ZBF 2017 Leuven.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (4581) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 21, 2017
Bottle at Tana a Bruxelles. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is figs, wild yeast, a bit vineous. Taste is figs, vineous, quite watery, a bit peppery, dry finish. high carbonation. Quite nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (2128) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 21, 2017
Bottle at La Tana a Bruxelles. Pours cloudy amber, actually a gusher. Aroma is light booze, lightly herbal and floral. Body is medium, crisp carbonation, quite sweet, a bit boozy still. Palate has carbonation, bitterness and booze. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
puren (1022) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - MAR 5, 2017
PREZENTACJA: klarowne, jasnozłote, skąpa piana po chwili opada do obrączki, nie zdobi szkła;
AROMAT: delikatny, słodki - owoce (może figi), pomarańcza, zboże;
ODCZUCIE: niskie ciało, wysoko nasycone;
SMAK: za aromatem plus drożdże;
OGÓLNIE: lekkie pijalne piwko do bardziej do popicia niż degustowania.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2596) - FRANCE - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: hay and saison yeast. Grassy notes. Taste: medium body with hay and sourness hint. Good attenuation and very drinkable. Aftertaste: hay and saison yeast. Good.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Not sure how much fig juice or flavors I’m getting with this but otherwise it’s nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (3044) - Hagen / Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2017
0.75 l bottle from ’Rudat’, best before December 2018. Clear, amber with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, off-white head. Sweetish-sourish, moderately fruity, slightly grassy-spicy, a bit funky-dusty aroma of lemon peel, hay and dark fruits (figs). A bit sour, quite fruity, moderately grassy-spicy and a little funky taste of lemon, gooseberry, figs, oak and hints of white grapes, followed by a medium long, moderately tart, slightly grassy-spicy and very dry finish. Thin to medium body, moderately astringent and quite effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very interesting, really refreshing, I like it!


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