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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

441 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 11
Gots: 88 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-06-2013)
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Boozecamel, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Sarge3130, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

illidurit, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
4/5  rDev +3.4%

La Blaugies/Hill Farmstead collab. saison, split with my dawg.

Big pop leads to an almost entirely foam pour. Beer is hazy and straw-colored with flecks and an impressive white head. Smells of baked bread, farmy yeast, herbal and grassy hops, white grape.

Tastes like straight up saison with slight Amarillo hop influence, good stuff. Lots of yeast and bread with a good herbal farmy feel. Crackers, grains, some citrus. The mouthfeel is solid with ample carbonation.

Some who are expecting brett/super hoppy madness maybe be disappointed, but this has a great traditional saison feel and the American hops compliment rather than take over. Very good stuff.

Chico1985, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

nrs207, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

iL0VEbeer, Oct 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Prost76, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

VTBeerTrade, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of FrostBlast
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

750mL bottle

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

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.

FrostBlast, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Drknight, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

gory4d, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

VTHeady, Sep 23, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

750ml caged and corked bottle, thanks to Phyl21ca for getting it to me. The cork came off easily, with a satisfyingly loud pop and hiss, unlike, cough, cough, a recent debacle I had with a similar Lost Abbey contraption.

This beer pours a cloudy, pale golden straw colour, with a frightening amount of fast rising, puffy columnar white head, which slowly settles, eventually leaving some attractive layered cloud lace around the glass.

It smells of zippy, somewhat acrid yeast, zesty lemon peel, gritty, grainy wheat malt, white pepper, a subtle musty funk, and earthy, kind of surprisingly leafy hops. The taste is a much softer yeastiness than on the nose, with some mildly acidic lemon juice, clove and black pepper spice, understated wheat malt, ethereal funk, fresh-cut hay, and a leafy, earthy hoppiness.

The carbonation is really the lead here - it doesn't get any easier to pour or wait for the head to go down as things progress - some sort of bottle refermentation had to have gone on here. At any rate, the mouthfeel is actually pretty pleasant, the body medium-light in weight, and agreeably smooth. It finishes mostly dry, the lilting citrus and leafy hops doing an end run around the yeast and funk - America wins!

A rather tasty, and balanced (and least until the end, when the hops assert themselves) saison. Kind of a shame about the bubbles situation though - I shouldn't be this confounding to pour and subsequently drink a beer - so, unfortunately, the drinkability factor duly suffers.

biboergosum, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

CityofBals, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

LotsofLupulin, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Herky21, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Holland, Sep 15, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

Big thanks to hoppypocket for sending us this brew in another great trade.

A: Notable how the cork popped off like champagne with a solid blast, then poured out half head - giant foamy and pocketed with soapy bubbles, and half liquid pale straw and slightly mirky. The head holds to the sides, lacy and delicate.

S: Pale yeasts spiced with white pepper, coriander, & fresh lemon juice supported with a backbone of subtle funk. A note of fresh cut grass, green and vibrant livens up as the brew warms.

T: Dry with a tang of lemon juice and a dry bitter hoppiness. Yeasts are bold and bring forward a pepperiness. Surprising amount of bitters that are somewhat out of place, although not unpleasant.

M: Light to medium bodied with highly active carbonation.

O: A very refreshing and clean saison that had a surprising amount of lemon juice tang. Would definitely seak out again.

FondueVoodoo, Sep 15, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%

A - Very hazy straw yellow, lots of sediment settles to the bottom. Nice 2 fingers of dense white head. Great retention and lacing.

S - Skunky sweet farmhouse ale, grainy, caramel, honey, and sour/funk

T - Lots of grainy Belgian yeast flavors, clove, some banana and a good bit of funk

O - Very Belgiany, semi dry, tart beer. Quite grainy. decent but I don't love the Belgian characteristics, not a very american styled brew imo

M - lighter bodied with good carbonation, quite drinkable

MacQ32, Sep 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

fbc24, Sep 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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Brasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise from Brasserie de Blaugies
87 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.