overall
86
95
style
Brewed by Brasserie de Blaugies
Style: Traditional Ale
Dour-Blaugies, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 507   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...

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


Malakin's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, - SEP 2, 2005
Golden hazy with a bit of chunkage. Aroma reminds me a skrumpy apple cider which must be from the fig juice.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rubin77 (1750) - 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 (4415) - 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 (1975) - 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 (976) - 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 (2571) - 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 (2470) - 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 (2878) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3626) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle in the Salt Horse, Edinburgh shared with Pix. Golden with a foamy off white head. Funky aroma with Belgian yeast notes. The taste has mildly sour light cider notes along with grain. Refreshing and pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (1540) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
Bouteille. Robe orangée foncée et trouble avec un petit dépôt au fond du verre et un col de mousse mince et rocailleux. Arômes de levures belges, jus de fruits suret, citron et son zeste, orange. En bouche, jus de figues, citron, levures légères, sucre à glacer. Très doux en bouche, le coté saison est bien caché par le fruit. Texture huileuse et juteuse, corps mince à moyen.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apickles (554) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle in the salt horse in Edinburgh. Pours golden and slightly hazy with a nice cream head. Nose is a little bit largery. Taste is lots of golden syrup and a bit of bret. Nice.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 51
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5