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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

396 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 12
Gots: 86 | FT: 14
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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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-23-2014 01:17:34 | More by Danny1217
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

5 oz taster served at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore. From notes.

A: Pours a hazy gold color. There's a one finger white-colored head, and - despite being in a dinky little sample - showed both good retention and some lacing.

S: This smells like a garden. I'm getting huge amounts of floral qualities (I'm thinking lavender), along with some nice fresh-cut grass. Funky notes are subtle. It really smells like spring; if I had to nitpick (I always do), I'd almost suggest it's TOO floral, grassy, and herbaceous.

T: There's a nice, grassy hop bite at first. It quickly transitions into a floral finish. Everything balances out well, but much like the nose indicated, a bit more funk wouldn't hurt.

M: Bone freakin' dry. Plain and simple. Powerful carbonation plays a role into its dry lightness, but the latter isn't exclusively reliant on the fizz to cleanse the back end.

O: Pretty much spring in a dinky little sample. If it was more funky, it would be off the charts, but it's still really damn good as is.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2014 22:42:23 | More by ThisWangsChung
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dailyjerome

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-21-2014 21:16:15 | More by dailyjerome
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-19-2014 03:38:24 | More by tykechandler
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Brutus627

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-14-2014 03:15:19 | More by Brutus627
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-14-2014 02:50:01 | More by wrightst
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Rizzy17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-13-2014 14:05:07 | More by Rizzy17
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cyrushire

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-13-2014 04:02:22 | More by cyrushire
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Bottle opens with a nice pop. Pours a nice pale straw golden color with some slight haze. A large 3 inch tall head appears after a gentle pour with active carbonation rising rapidly from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is of fresh cut grass. Notes of grain and bready malt. Some slight cornhusk notes as well as some nice notes of mild lemon can be perceived in the nose. Very fresh nose with some good funk on the back end. Nice hop nose is present with some mild American-style bite and citrus-ness to it.

Flavor starts off with quite traditional saison notes. Typical bready and earthy grain notes. There is some nice funk mixed in with the malt undertones. Slight fruit sweetness is present along with some nice citrus notes. The hops play into the flavor a bit more as the beer warms with a nice grassy and citrus character. The slight fruit notes liven up a bit more as it warms and compliment the dry funkiness very well. Solid. Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated and dry.

Solid brew overall. Great funky notes and nice grainy saison notes with a good dose of hop character.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 20:30:28 | More by JoEBoBpr
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-11-2014 14:32:43 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-09-2014 16:59:04 | More by JohnnieNepal
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oo la la, La Vermontoise.

Hearty cork pop and glass that's more foam than beer leads me to believe this will be a highly carbonated beverage. Hazy lemon gold with an over the top head.

Lemon barnyard aroma.

Skunky farmy flavor with a moisture sucking sawdust finish. One of the dryer beers I've had recently. I like dry though. A few sweet notes for balance wouldn't hurt. Not as carbonated as I would have guessed.

C'est très bonne.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 17:18:03 | More by donkeyrunner
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-07-2014 22:37:20 | More by PA-Michigander
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EricDu

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-07-2014 06:18:14 | More by EricDu
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rdooley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-06-2014 01:29:29 | More by rdooley
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ArtZan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-05-2014 18:42:34 | More by ArtZan
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dar482

New York

3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a wheat golden hay color.

The aroma has orange, clove, pepper spice, lemon zest, and bready qualities.

The flavor has clove, pepper, and orange. It has bitter astringency and medicine on the finish and is very dry with strong phenolic plastic notes

A good saison, but not exactly where I want it. Slightly lacking in palate.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 07:24:20 | More by dar482
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ricknelson

Vermont

1.8/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a God awful beer. I brought this to a tasting thinking that with Hill Farmstead's name on it that I was going to be the hero of the day. It turned up to be one of the worst beers we have ever collectively had at a tasting. Beat out only by Wing Walker; which has a BA rating of 70. The common joke while drinking this beer was a reference to MADGE (most of you will too young to remember Madge) who did a TV ad for Palmolive Detergent. Remember "You're soaking in it." Vermontoise tasted like lemon PLEDGE. Had soap bubbles like dish washing fluid, smelled like dish washing fluid. Someone should find all the bottles of Vermontoise there is out there; dump em and rinse the bottles out with dish washing fluid. OH wait they could just use Vermontoise.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 20:52:44 | More by ricknelson
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-31-2014 23:45:44 | More by Massbmx
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Domvan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16%

05-31-2014 02:52:02 | More by Domvan
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tun

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-30-2014 18:44:21 | More by tun
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MasterfulIdiot

Georgia

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Riedel tulip glass. The act of pouring it produces such an incredible amount of bubbles that you can hardly get any in the glass before the head is too big to fit. The head is huge, nearly white, and the consistency of meringue. The liquid is clear and light yellow. Definitely fizzy and yellow - exactly how I usually want a saison to look.

Aroma is funky and sour, and actually smells like weed to me. I don't get that weird mineraliness that often comes along with sour-ish beers, so that's a plus for me.

Taste follows the nose, but is a little less pronounced. It's really pleasantly tart, with a nice dense bit of funkiness on the finish. Not much else to say - I really like those two flavors, but that's about all I get!

Mouthfeel is fairly thin, even for a saison, and has tons of carbonation.

Overall, this is a super nice saison. I would love to drink it again, but I don't think I would ever feel the need to trade for it or anything.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 02:02:40 | More by MasterfulIdiot
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babaracas

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light orange tinted yellow, hazy, with billowing white head; settles slowly to a half inch, a few big chunks of lace on the glass. Smell: lemon peel, dried pineapple note, spiciness, graham cracker. Taste: citrus peel, semi-sweet graininess, dried unsweet pineapple again, grass, pepper; lots of bitterness. Nice, but then gets quite medicinal and powdery/rubbery in the finish. Lots of carb, plus the bitterness gives a seltzery feel, thinning everything out a bit much. Very dry finish. About a year old (?), still smelling great, carb may be higher than intended.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 04:44:59 | More by babaracas
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SABERG

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a HFB Goblet, second release I believe.

A - Golden yellow, 3 finger cap with beautiful lacing. Fine bubble carbonation demonstrated. Sunrise in a glass.
S - As someone who has pithched hay I can say, the memories flood back. So much farmyard and funk, wet summer afternoon lounging in delight.
T - Sharp. grain and lemongrass, mild tropical fruit. Fresh cut grass, with mild white pepper, and Zest.
M - Light carbonation, delicate dance across the palate with a slight linger. Tropical closure leaves only desire bordering on want.
O - Such a delicate, assertive flavor. The offering is a dance between brewers and brings a complete experience. Well worth seeking out.

Cheers all

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 00:05:09 | More by SABERG
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-28-2014 13:02:08 | More by MikeCactusGordon
Brasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise from Brasserie de Blaugies
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