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Brasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise - Brasserie de Blaugies

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Reviews: 97
Hads: 632
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 26.63%
Wants: 15
Gots: 116 | FT: 18
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-06-2013

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Reviews by FrostBlast:
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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-

APPEARANCE : Bright hay/yellow colour, smooth white head, about 2cm thick, that drops slowly, leaving some lacing. The body is not quite completely clear, there's a slight haze and some particles are present.

SMELL : First nose is malt and hay, yeast, with a definitely sharp hoppy side, which I think should express itself more clearly in the second and third noses. Some grass and faint flowers. Second nose brings out the yeast profile some more and also the hops. I can see where this is going. Third nose says it all. This collaboration has the yeast profile of Blaugies products blended in with the Hill Farmstead's mastery of bright hops. Very interesting.

TASTE : The yeasty hay is a dominant on the taste, the hops are there but blended in with the hay side. This hay seems to be what links the Blaugies yeast side and the Hill Farmstead hop side. Definite barnyard side, with some dry hay and earthy, dusty notes.

MOUTHFEEL : Good carbonation. The texture has some earthiness. Good length, the final aromas stay with you for a little while, quite bright.

OVERALL : An interesting brew, especially for those who know both Blaugies' and Hill Farmstead's products. They managed to make a very interesting collaboration, blending both brewing styles into something that has both personalities but still knows where it's going.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Schera’s in Elkader, IA. Poured into a Zwanze 2014 glass 9/20/2014.

A- Darker yellow, hazy with a 3 finger white head with way too much retention time. But plenty of lacing. It’s certainly worth waiting for. [3.75]

S- Belgian yeast, spices, cloves, pale wheat malt, tart funk. Really does smell like a tarter Saison Du Pont. [3.75]

F- Cloves, pale wheat, freshly baked bread, tart stone fruit, oak, a bit of musty hay. As in the nose, this is a tarter Saison Du Pont. Not that special, certainly not worth the asking price per bottle at Hill Farmstead but it’s certainly solid. [4]

M- Medium bodied, soft, well carbonated, mineral-dense finish with a bit of musty hay. Solid, but I don’t think I could drink more than 6oz in one sitting. [3.5]

O- Decent saison. I think the Hill Farmstead name being attached to this really makes this more desirable than it should be, especially given what it costs. [3.75]

Final score: 3.84

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Photo of aleigator
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazed, golden-yellow color with a huge, froth head, leaving a thin, bubbly lacing at the side of the glass.

Slightly funky aromas of mellow yeast with green grass, lemon peel, onion and subtle, malt based sweetness.

Begins with an intriguing interplay between sparkling, coppery carbonation and tongue-biting, warm spices, coming along with hints of black pepper and herbal, floral notes. These get enhanced by a grassy hoppiness which inherits an enjoyable bitterness, wrapped up by soft, white-bread yeast. A malty sweetness developes underneath these flavors and becomes more and more detectable during the finish, which gets joined by a slick, soft bitterness, a melange of yeast and hops. These very different flavors go unexpetedly well together, enhancing each others taste, without any off-flavors or distractions. Clove morphs flawlessly into floral hops, with carbonation calming the malty sweetness by coppery metallicness.

Unexpectedly complex, but throughout pleasant with a finish which is bitter and sweet at the same time, leaving me very satisfied.

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This is one of the most delicate beers I've ever had. On a guest draft at 3's in Brooklyn, March 10. Excellently made.

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Brasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise from Brasserie de Blaugies
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