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

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RATINGS: 521   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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Really nice beer. Cork flew out of the bottle with little resistance. Pours an apricot colored brew with a huge white head. Flavors hint at peaches and mangos with a slight underlying yeast funkiness. Very enjoyable.


3
Davros (3338) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2018
Pours murky brown with a large head. Nose shows apple, grapes, nectarine and pear. Flavours include apple, pear, prunes and vegetal notes.

3.4
Diabobale (552) - ITALY - DEC 31, 2017
Color ambrato con schiuma a grana medio-grande dalla buona tenuta. Al naso marmellata di fichi, qualche nota funky e deboli sentori erbacei. In bocca il fico si avverte ma con meno dolcezza, coperto da un filo acidulo che ne accompagna la bevuta, resa scorrevole da un corpo medio e una carbonazione spinta. Birra molto particolare.

3.8
hawthorne00 (4190) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2017
Bottle. Amber with a large white head that settles to a fluffy inch or so, then lasts and coats the glass. Aroma of crackery dough, tart orange juice, citrus blossoms, apricots, mild funk and spices. Creamy,and alive beneath excessive carbonation. Sweet soft pale malt, fruit with both sweetness and a little tartness, a dry floral and spicy bitter finish. After a while both a deep fruity sweetness (presumably the figs but I wouldn't have guessed) and the spices creep up. Right up my street.

4
Cristobal37 (1287) - 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 (4783) - 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 (2663) - 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 (8526) - 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 (349) - 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 (6362) - 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 (4725) - 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)


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