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

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RATINGS: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, - AUG 24, 2007
Robe dorée foncée voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui persiste. Arômes de levures et de blé. Saveurs acides de levures, de blé, de malt caramelisé et d’épices.


4
Cristobal37 (1269) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 1, 2017
Bb 2019. Golden yellow with soapy head. Sweet fruity yeast. Similar to a saison, lots of interesting yeast, grapeseed, grassy. Nice big carbonation, gives the impression as if it's tart. Finish has some fruity yeast, malt. Really enjoyable ale. Not as psychotic in character as some modern beers, but it's full of character in a classical traditional sense. Not just the history behind the beer, but the fantastic flavors from the yeast and apparently the sugars from the fig juice. Worth checking out.

3.8
rami_pl (4594) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 21, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a La Bière Darbyste by Brasserie de Blaugies at Powiśle

Bardzo intensywne, banany, bialy pieprz, morele, tych fig akurat niewiele, drozdzowe jakby. Slodkie. Smakuje mi, ale mocno specyficzne. Belgijskie ewidentnie


Rami Rami: Duzo co2 i moze przez to troche wrzenie duzo ciala? Dlugie posmaki. Jest tez kwaskowatosc. Nie no, fajne to piwo acz ufo

3.6
EdKing (2656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle from Nelson Wines, South London. Colour is a rich copper amber with a big fluffy white head. Nose is crisp fruity saison yeast, funky, grassy, straw, light citrus, cereal grains, spice. Taste is crisp, citrus, slightly funky, fruity, tangy, slight sour, biscuit, sweet, baked meringue and slight caramel.

3.8
Cunningham (8459) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2017
Hazy deep golden color with a fine white head. Nice intensity in the aroma. Typical Belgian. Medium (+) body and an average carbonation level. Moderate sweet and a fine acidity. Lasting tail and a dry ending. Yeast, some spices, citric and fruity flavor. Lovely beer.
[Tap at Haandgemeng -17]

4
brewtalita (348) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2017
Clear, sparkling, golden, high head. Aroma apples, cork, baarnyard. Palate medium. Clean taste, dry wine, ripe apples, faint hop aroma. Dry, yet balanced. Great beer!

3.2
jaghana (6313) - 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.

3.6
Martinus (4718) - 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)

3.2
Moravius (1470) - 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.

3.9
SylvainCFC (360) - 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).

3.7
jbruner (5403) - 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.


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