Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise

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Brewed by Brasserie de Blaugies
Style: Saison
Dour-Blaugies, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Collaboration with Hill Farmstead. A spelt saison (Saison dEpeautre) with American hops (Amarillo).

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
L_Lovecraft (504) - - MAR 27, 2017
Peppery, peach and apricot, citrus, golden with a good adn persistant white head, light body, quite fizzy, very easy to drink with again peach and spices, also hints of hay...very beautiful saison.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gehbe (387) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of grass, pepper, fruit, citrus, smoke, earth - phenolic, just a bit hoppy. Light sweetness ans bitterness, just a touch of sourness. Frothy mouthfeel. Good, but I was expecting more hops in the aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (1036) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget Hazy yellow white head. Nice aroma of farm hay, citrus. Taste bitter but quite nice.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
PalCabral (162) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. Not a very successful collaboration. The amarillo overwhelms the spelt based beer and it ends up being a one dimensional hop soup with hardly any other qualities. End the ties with Hill Farmstead if this is what you can accomplish together.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (3008) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2017 Draft at Khyber Pass. Translucent yellow gold with a solid top of white foam. Nice lace. Complex light malty floral Saison. Bit juicy. Bit musty. Lemon shortbread. Clementine. Honeycomb. Oak barrels. Celery hearts. Lavender. Pear. White pepper. Oyster crackers. Medium-bodied. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (778) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2017
DRAFT at Villians Chicago. Aroma - hint of hops Appearance - foggy yellow; dense Taste - Fruity and funky Palate - lingers Overall - very pleasant

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (437) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Ljusgul, disig med gigantiskt skum som hller lnge. Mycket frsch doft med massor av syrliga frukter och ven lite sta banantoner, kryddor och jst. Mycket fruktig smak med citrus, kryddor, rter och lite banan. En riktigt maffig och smakrik saison.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (593) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle 0,75. Golden yellow color, hazy, big foamy head. Aroma: malty, wheaty, light fruits. Taste: malty, crisp, sour, a bit sweet. Strong carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5229) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/straw color with a 2 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, pear, apple, white grape, citrus zest/peels, peppercorn, herbal, grass, hay, straw, musty funk, wheat, cracker, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, citrus hops, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, tangerine, pear, apple, white grape, citrus zest/peels, peppercorn, herbal, grass, hay, straw, musty funk, wheat, cracker, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Large amount of yeast spiciness and light-moderate herbal/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, pear, apple, white grape, citrus zest/peels, peppercorn, herbal, grass, hay, straw, funk, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, citrus hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance; and zero astringent flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, clean, dry, and fairly grainy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. A bit prickly/foamy, but not overwhelming. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an awesome saison! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, citrus hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Awesome yeast complexity with complementing hop flavors; and a solid malt backbone. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (3052) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle from Stowe Liquors. Potent fruity aroma with limes, strawberries, and pineapple. Cloudy yellow under eternal meringue. Sweet pilsner malt that finishes dry and takes one on a fruity journey from lime pith to pineapple. Very low bitterness, smooth, high carbonation.


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