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Bière Darbyste - Brasserie de Blaugies

Bière DarbysteBière Darbyste

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BA SCORE
85
very good

154 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 154
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%


Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002)
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle poured into a De Struise chalice. No bottle info. My wife picked up the Blaugies line while on a road trip. One of them exploded in the car due to a faulty cage. I should have been more cautious when opening this one...

Appearance - As soon as I untwist the wire for the cage, it shoots off, hits me in the forehead, and deflects up to the ceiling. Immediately it gushes and I lose a fair bit of the beer. Two glasses couldn't hold the beer and subsequent head. The final bit was murky and yeasty, so I tossed it. The beer is a hazy burnt orange with a gigantic cream head. Clings to the glass as it slowly recedes, without ever fully dissipating.

Smell - Fruity. Phenolic esters. Kinda yeasty, but not overly so. A little bit of white wine and apple.

Taste - All I get is the white wine grape flavor, some other fruits, and a bit of grainy malt. It really isn't an exciting flavor. A bitter aftertaste is surprising, because it's the most assertive flavor in the end. It should also be noted that the foam on top is extremely bitter.

Mouthfeel - Light, easy to drink, low in alcohol. Nice for an afternoon on the porch. Not overcarbonated, as I expected it to be.

Overall - Nothing exciting going on here. Clean flavors, but just dull as can be. The fruit is nondescript and the beer holds very little flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 23:07:50 | More by Alieniloquium
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Appearance: Orange red in color. Extremely active yeast makes for quite the lively head. Decent color but it's not really jumping out at me in any exciting fashion.

Smell: Okay...just okay. Smells of fruit right up front. Aromas of plums, figs, perhaps cherries but not anything jumping out begging, "Drink me! Drink me!" Spicy yeast smells. Was really looking forward to this but now I'm not sure how it's going to taste. Can't tell if it's going to be spicy, yeasty, fruity, fun...no idea.

Taste: Surprisingly good. Wasn't expecting too much after the look and smell. Slight tang. Good fruit character, good tang, good good good. I bet this beer would age very well; it would probably improve quite a bit with age. This would be much better with one, two, maybe even three years of age. I'm willing to buy another one, age it and see how it is in a year or two. Subtle but promising taste.

Mouthfeel: Very lively. Effervescent. Great mouth feel. Good balance between malts and yeast. The liveliness of the yeast really helps out this beer. Again, would benefit greatly with age.

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Bière Darbyste from Brasserie de Blaugies
85 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.