Brasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise - Brasserie de Blaugies
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4.41/5 rDev +14%
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Good pop off the cork, literally jumped out of my hands with no gushing either.
Big bleach white rocking head, three fingers on a slow build, and grows like the perfect plant. Big clumpy soapy retention. Body color is a big glowing bright banana to lemon yellow, like a crystal orb and big smoke stake puffs of carbonation in the middle, giving a good rise of fire. Just a classic near perfect looking saison.
Good amount of brett heat, but not overpowering. Slightly phenol burnt a bit sensation, hints of floral hops as well. Big earth component mixing in with some mint and lemon. Quite nice, a bit jarring though.
Real crisp body with lots of fruit flavors. Big tropical notes, and some good lemon fruit. Banana esters come out quite a bit also in the background. Carbonation is quite lively and sharp, almost brut champagne, but with a much hotter dryness to it as well. Really good prickly tongue action without being distracting too, love that. Mild sucrose sense of sweetness as well. Crisp, playful, lively, fruity, sharp. Delicious.
Overall a great saison wonderful stuff.
07-28-2014 22:57:45 | More by smakawhat
4.4/5 rDev +13.7%
Cloudy yellow, puffy white head.
Prominent lemon, bread.
Clean, subdued lemon poppy muffin. Fruit and citric notes are smooth like that. Not so peppery, and for that not a unique profile, but a fine example of the style. That said, could stand to dial up the sweetness. As good as saisons come, to be enjoyed outdoors.
Highly carbonated like it's supposed to be.
07-26-2014 21:25:52 | More by pants678
4.43/5 rDev +14.5%
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.
07-22-2014 16:33:11 | More by DrBier
3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
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 423 ratings.