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%
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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Fin (10470) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2008
ZBF 2008 on the Saturday Poured on draught, Light amber in colour with a small white head. Some fruits on the nose and a bit syrupy as well, actually there is a little bit of sweet molassess also. Honey and a little sourness on the tongue, little bit shallower, almost with a etallic tinge, the figs are there maybe, soft mouthfeel, not quite up to the very high standards that Blaugies have shown with their other beers in my opinion.

mike_77 (6565) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2008
2008 Zythos Bier Festival, Belgium. Heavy fig aroma. Some malt coming through too. Flavour is dominated by the fig. Quite sweet too.

Bontus (800) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2009 Zhytos beerfest 2008. On tap. Golden appearance. Fruity aroma, thick creamy head. Very drinkable.

Jerre (3306) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle, 37,5 cl. Re-taste after some years. Hazy darkgolden to amber color, with nice white head; Medium soft body. Aroma fruits, figs, yeast, sweet malts. Taste yeast, fruits, some sweet, spice, hops, good balanced. Bit complex, sourness, refreshing. Long fruity finish.

fonefan (48622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle. Clear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, roasted, fruit - tart - acidic, light to moderate yeasty, light vinegar notes. Flavor is moderate sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to lively. (180208)

mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
75cL bottle courtesy of yinzer at 1/27/08 Pittsburgh gathering. Another gusher from Blaugies, but in a good way. Golden orange in color with big fluffy foam, great retention and lacing. Fairly bittersweet aroma, some hints of underlying tartness. Flavor is a bit more than a tad tart, very nice spicy yeast notes, maybe a bit too carbonated.

Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2008
So, me & The Bride were at Bruisin’ Ales and she sees this - "Fig Beer? Were gotta try it. How else are we gonna what fig beer taste like?" Impeccable logic, I thought. So here we are. pours light pinkish orange, with a white head. aroma is, indeed, figgy, plus grape and wine. Flavor is tart and bracing, with a lot of red wine and champaigne character. Palate is very lively. I don’t know how much fig is actually involved, but a nice, entertaining beer nonetheless.

cheap (5793) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 Today had this agian and it is still fun, I like consistancy in good beer. old rating: Had the pleasure of sampling this at the 1/27/2008 Pittsburgh ratebeer.com gathering and festival upstairs, Sharp Edge Creekhouse. It will be a long time, if ever I am invited again and I see a spread of bottles like I did there - ever again. I am not good enough for the beers that were that we sampled! For example, how about this beer; thanks mark. Yinzer, you got it coming to ya! Mild farmy aroma of old barn rain barrels. Slightly sweet on the olfactory. Cloudy golden yellow. Beautiful carbonation a nd creamy fun. Has a tart, almost lambic feel to it. Barnyard flavors in the background constantly mooing, clucking and oinking. Overall just plain nice. Musty, almost as good as any unblended lambic I’ve tasted! Mark, you are the man!

Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Sampled at the RBPG; bottle courtesy of yinzer. Had a very similar nose compared to the La Moneuse (same brewer) but drier. The sour-lactic notes stood out a bit more than the farmhouse funk, with more emphasis on apple cider and spices. Hazy yellow-amber with foamy thin lacing head, and more decent-sized chunks of sediment in the bottom of the glass. Medium watery body but with that fairly heavy effervescent carbonation that made this one difficult to open without gushing. Sour start with some light fruity character. Chalky, yeasty flavor, with some tangy acidic notes to the finish and the after. Made with figs? but not easy to taste amidst the tartness here. This is a nice ale.

zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle sampled at the Ratebeer meet-up 01.27.08 at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse. Beer courtesy of Yinzer.

Opaque gold, white head. Aroma is funky, tangy, musty cheese. Flavor is the same with tangy tart fruit and some oakiness. Well blended.

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