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Bière Darbyste - Brasserie de Blaugies

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BA SCORE
85
very good

187 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

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3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy medium coppery amber with a half finger fine white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of mildly tart light fruit, saison yeast, grainy malt; a hint of vinegar. Flavor is tart light fruit, acetic, light fruit, mostly apple and pear, finishes with wild yeast tang, tart, acidic fruit, mild hop bitterness. Spritzy active carbonation makes a lively mouth feel. A nicely made saison and there are some interesting flavors here, but notably nothing resembling figs, which attracted me to this in the store. This falls on the acidic, sour side of the saison family, which are not a style I enjoy. Clearly nicely made, but not to my taste. This is why I buy saisons with trepidation.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain, fruit, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a nice mix of fruit and earth characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

this is great stuff, a funky tart dry saison brewed with fig juice. i have almost no experience with fig juice at all, so to pinpoint its contribution here is difficult. i expected sweetness, but instead its more of an earthy tart character, and almost all in the finish. the nose smells a little like fresh figs, but more saison yeast and the belgian green bottle skunk, although less of that in this one than many others. wheat and pils malts appear to make up the base, while the fig juice adds that cool earthy thing. the saison yeast does a real nice job of drying it up, i am quite surprised the alcohol content isnt higher than it is. dry finish, perhaps a little under carbonated, although it isnt really, the body is just so light and the finish so quick that its all gone and it fools me into thinking its a little flat. i wouldnt mid just a little more fig character in this, but i am impressed with it on the whole, and think its a very clever brew. havent seen much done with figs...

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4.05/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Bière Darbyste from Brasserie de Blaugies
85 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.