Brasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise - Brasserie de Blaugies
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Reviews by jlindros:
4.25/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
One bottle per person on the release... it must be good and funky. In celebration of going to Belgium in a few weeks, I'm cracking this bad boy and hope for the best.
A very careful pour still yields a big fizzy foamy bubbly 2+ finger head that fades at a med pace but somewhat slowly at the same time, lots of pillowy lacing on the sides, very hazy sediment laden golden white peach colored beer with lots of bubbles streaming up from the bottom to reinforce the head, hence the fades at a med pace but also slowly, and it leaves nice pillowy mountains and valleys as it does pop.
Nose has a nice farmhouse aroma, not super funky, but nice open field grassy aroma, lemony, citrus rind, little toasted grainy malt and wheat as well, typical light saison spices and a faint juicy citrus fruit, with a little funk. A touch of a grassy citrusy lemony hop is there as well.
Taste starts with some light saison funk, little earthy farmhouse but not a lot, with light grainy malts, some wheat, little toasty faint pilsner malt. Plenty of citrus, lemony flavors, lemon grass, orange rind, pith flavors bringing plenty of bitterness. Hops come in with that, a little lemony and grassy hops that turn slightly spicy and a little citrusy as well. Bitterness cuts through the lighter malt base and blends with the light funk and lemony saison flavors nicely. There is a light but somewhat sharp acidity as well. Finish is long, with the grassy slightly spicy and citrusy hops lingering well with some bitterness, a little more farmhouse funk and saison grassy flavors and spices lingering.
Mouth is med bodied, lots of effervescent carbonation.
Overall pretty nice, the funk isn't huge but there, nice saison spices and citrus flavors that blend with the nice grassy citrusy spicy hops as well for a decent bitterness, and lots of effervescent carb to bring it all out. Malts maybe could have been a bit bigger, and maybe the farmhouse funk since I love that character, but still nice. I'm surprised this isn't higher rated, but maybe people expected more hops, or more malts as well.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2013 01:57:36 | More by jlindros
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4.43/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into 12 oz tulip. Bottle aged 1+ year.
Pours with a huge bright white head. Bright golden, crystal clear in color. Lots of carbonation. You can see the bottle conditioning is still working away in this beer. Tight, sporadic lacing.
Aroma is prominent barnyard funk with grass, grain, straw and slight lemon characteristic.
Taste is not quite as funky as smell. Slightly sweet with mild hop presence, lemon, grassy and underlying citrus. Funk fades slightly with more lemon and fruit flavors as it warms.
Mouthfeel is light and spritzy. Extremely drinkable.
This beer has developed beautifully over the past year. Easily one of the best saisons I've had this year. Rivals some of my all time favorites from Fantome. I want more.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 16:33:11 | More by DrBier
3.9/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a hazed golden color with a huge fluffy white head. Pretty great retention and a ton of sticky lace left behind with each sip. Tons of visible carbonation in the glass.
S: Dusty and grassy with an underlying grainy sweetness and a touch of clove. Maybe a hint of ginger, lemon meringue and green apple.
T: Cracked black pepper and earthy malt throughout with just a hint of clove and baked apple poking through. Grassy hops, dusty earth, a touch of funk and some white pepper on the finish. Pretty clean and finishes up very dry. Not the best out there, but a pretty tasty saison.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 05:12:43 | More by notchucknorris
Brasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise from Brasserie de Blaugies
87 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.