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


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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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jaghana (6228) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle shared @Freiburg testing. A copper red beer with low head. Nose is metallic and on red fruits. Aroma is on red fruits, sour background, lot of belgian yest, really basic, did not the the top 50 of the style at all.

Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2017
Warm golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, malts, yeast. Malty flavour, figs, spicy figs. Funky fig finish.
(from draught @ BXL Beer Fest, Brussels)

Moravius (1403) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2017
Flasche (75 cl) von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin-Wedding. - Kupfergoldbraun, leicht trüb. - In der Nase frisch säuerliche Frucht: unreife Ananas, vielleicht auch Feige, Mandarine. - Antrunk brausig rezent und spritzig säuerlich-fruchtig, wenig süß, etwas scharf. Mild brotiges Malz und milde würzige Hopfenherbe bilden den notwendigen Gegenpol zum Fruchtcocktail. Erfrischend schlank. Leicht trockener Abgang. - Interessantes, spritzig herb-säuerliches Getränk, das nur wenig mit landläufigen Vorstellungen von Bier gemein hat.

SylvainCFC (324) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2017
Robe orange foncé, ambrée, trouble. Col de mousse blanche bien calibré, assez compacte, texture un peu meringuée en surface. Nez très fruité sur la figue, la prune, la compote, pâtissier. Une attaque clairement sur le fruit, douce, avec les arômes de figue bien en avant-plan. Clairement un jus (pas vieilli sur fruit). Pas trop sucré pour autant. Le malt est en soutien, pour une impression de tarte ou biscuit. Le fruit termine la bouche, avec une finale assez courte. Corpulence moyenne, texture un peu collante. Bière maltée, fruitée, douce, gourmande, mais légère en alcool (une vraie force car on ne décèle aucune chaleur alcooleuse).

jbruner (5122) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Shelton 2017. Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with big fluffy off-white head that dissipates slowly to leave good lace. Aroma of Belgian farmhouse esters with hints of citrus and spice, overall light fruitiness and bready malt. Taste follows, soft and bubbly, nicely complex with an overall yeastiness. Pretty interesting beer, good stuff.

thellgren (1111) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017
0.75 l bottle from Koht Pudelpood, Tallinn, Estonia. Appearances is pale amber, cloudy and still, i.e. no head. This is just a fig juice with ABV of 5.8% and it obviously has barley malts too since this is ale. Taste is, however, mainly fig juice, which is not bad.

Pyrmir (6199) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2017
750 ml bottle at O’Connors. Cloudy amber with big white head. Aroma is herby, grassy, flowers and light alcohol. Taste is similar, complex, blonde-ish notes, herbs, flowers, alcohol with a yeasty slight phenoly finish.

Grzesiek79 (4381) - 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.

MelvinKalksma (1683) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2017

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

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

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

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.

bluejacket74 (1995) - 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!

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