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Bière Darbyste - Brasserie de Blaugies

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BA SCORE
85
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Large expected froth gives me time to peruse the bottle. "Ale brewed with fig juice." In the name of a temperance preacher by the name of Darby whose congregations seemed to enjoy a fig juice drink a little too much! Funny.
Brilliant setting sun orange; on a day when the pollens' up. The froth is dusty and settles to a finely beaded top. Constant clouds of carbonation swirl slowly rising to the heavens.
Smells of mowed, mixed-grass pasture, lemon mineral water, and a picnic set with freshly sliced fruits and honey nearby.
If I didn't know this was fig juice I'd describe it like pear... Wraps the palate with softened linen soaked in rose water, orange blossom honey, fig juice, and sqeezed out with a fresh sprig of rosemary. Velvety texture. Clover and alfalfa pillow to lay your head on as you contemplate this gentley crafted beer. This is remniscent of champagne and shortbread. It is so delicate, rich, delicious and fragrant.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2006 20:07:59 | More by gbontrag
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3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
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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.

Overall: Not a bad beer by any measure. That being said, it's not that great either. Definitely a successful beer. Some fruit going on, delicate malt presence, lively yeast, hints of wanting funk but not enough time. This is a beer I'll review again in a year or two and see how it compares. Had high hopes, wasn't terribly disappointed but was looking for something else.

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Bière Darbyste from Brasserie de Blaugies
85 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.