Brasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise - Brasserie de Blaugies
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 418 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
3.79/5 rDev -2.1%
Bottle poured in ti HF stemmed tulip.
A - Cloudy golden yellow with a significant amount of light. bubbly white head that slowly receded.
S - Funk and spice notes with lemon and a bready malt profile coming through.
T - Some funk, yeast esters and a peppery spice profile dominate with lighter notes of lemon, citrus and a touch of pine. Slightly more bitter than the average saison.
M - Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Dry throughout.
08-31-2013 15:03:36 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.14/5 rDev +7%
a perfecty clean straw yellow pour with 3 fingers of bright white detergent-like head which left behind a great amount of sticky, but patchy lacing. smells of lemongrass, wheat, pilsner malt, grassy hops, black pepper, belgian saison yeast. a very earthy, grassy, pepper flavored saison (just the way i like them), slightly bitter from the hops, with a nice overtone from the yeast making it bready. a light body beer with very high amount of carbonation, making it a very refreshing drink. go figure, this is my very first hill farmstead beer (it is damn near impossible to land a trade for their stuff since i'm close enough to VT that we get a lot of the same good beer, yet we don't get HF), i'm liking what i'm tasting here, but definitely want to try and seek out one of their saisons (not a collab).
08-28-2013 01:08:45 | More by facundoCNB
3.78/5 rDev -2.3%
poured 750ml bottle into Duvel tulip.
A - Hazy and light pale off yellow with a billowing 4 finger white head on a very gentle pour.
Streams of micro bubbles rocket from the bottom of my glass. Retention is fantastic and the lacing is all over the glass.
S - Belgian yeast, with lemon peel and other citrus notes. Faint wet hay with some floral hop and spice.
T - I believe this is my first true Belgian Saison and I had very high expectations. I was a bit let down. It is very herbal and floral with hay, yeast, lemon peel, and white grape at the very end. There is some bitterness from the hops and hints of spice. Not as tart as the aroma suggested.
M - Very light with a bitter/tart and dry finish. Carbonation is very high.
O - I had high hopes for this Saison, but it didn't live up to my expectations. It is still quite good for the style. It is a bit more dry and less tart that I had hoped for. Thank you Nick for sending one for me to try.
08-25-2013 20:19:01 | More by Ri0
3.73/5 rDev -3.6%
This is basically just the Blaugies Saison d’Épeautre with Amarillo hops added to the recipe. Blaugies agreed to making this one upon request from their exporter. Tried it several times – all times from a 75 cl. bottle – review if from the first time I tried, shortly before the official release. Funny name.
A: Pours and odd pale greenish hay golden, some white head.
S: Very Belgian, huge citrus, touch dishwashing liquid / water, big BE yeast, citrus peel, spicy, hay yeast, some farm notes.
T: Big hazy lemon, citrus, huge BE yeast, farm, hay, very spicy yeast, ungrounded coriander, herbs, big hazy, hazy herbs, getting a Hof ten Dormaal vibe here which is explained by spelt being an ingredient, so yeah getting quite a bit of spelt as well. Despite Amarillo being involved the profile of this one is still all around Belgian.
B: Very hazy and yeasty.
O: Nowhere near as good as the standard Blaugies Saison d’Épeautre maybe this one was a lesser batch. Overrated as hell by American’s because there are lots of Belgian beers like this one around and this one while being solid is nowhere near a prime example. Glad to see the regular version being rated higher here on average.
08-20-2013 09:23:04 | More by 77black_ships
3.64/5 rDev -5.9%
Poured into an allagash tulip. Cork popped with enthusiasm.
A. Poured half head, mega carbonated. Pale straw color, quite clear, huge persistent white head, foamy and cloud like, leaving fat chunks of lacing covering the glass
S. Standard funky saision. Bready, funky barn, hay, grass fields, mildly acidic.
T. Not sweet, which I love. Crisp, funky, a little soapy/astringent but not badly.
M. Super crisp, pretty dry, a little astringent pucker.
O. Drinkable all day. Tasty funkiness, but the soapy flavor/feel could use a reduction.
08-18-2013 01:21:15 | More by NuclearRich
4.18/5 rDev +8%
750 ml poured into Ommegang stemmed glass.
A: High carbonation, cork flew and hi the ceiling hard. Large cloudy almost sticky lookin white head that's lingering and lacing for days. A Verizon's light staw like color with many bubbles forming at the base and rising constantly.
S: Light lemon grass character with a good earthy grassiness common for the style. Some good phenols with a light funk in the background.
T: Nice crisp bite from the carbonation and a very refreshing tartness, nothing even close to sour but mostly the high carbonation mixed with the dryness. Light lemon like earthyness more like lemon grass and fresh hay. Hops are there and well balanced. Very nice and tasty saison for sure.
M: Nice tartness lingers along with the farmhouse funky phenols and also a Nicky balanced bitterness. Great body for this dry beer and just refreshing.
O: A great tasty, drinkable saison from a great group of guys known for amazing beers. I recommend this to anyone who can get their hands on it. Really enjoying this.
08-12-2013 01:20:38 | More by MarioM
4.04/5 rDev +4.4%
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a slightly hazy straw color with four plus fingers of fluffy white head of mostly large bubbles. Head sticks around a while, dissipating slowly leaving a few spots of bubbles along the edge here and there. Highly effervescent, with plenty of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. There's quite a bit of floaties at the bottom, so poured gently.
Nose is fairly typical saison, big yeast character, spicy with coriander and white pepper, fruity esters, biscuit malt, grapefruit peel, floral and grassy hops.
Taste leads with a light hop bitterness, grapefruit peel, grassy and herbal, with some of the floral hops coming out as it warms. Not as much spice as on the nose, hoppier in taste with just some light biscuit malt sweetness. Bone dry with some light lingering spice and grapefruit pith bitterness.
Light body and highly carbonated, though not excessively so. Very refreshing and would be nice on a warm summer's day. A nice representation of a typical saison.
08-10-2013 01:38:26 | More by nataku00
Brasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise from Brasserie de Blaugies
87 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.