Bière Darbyste
Brasserie de Blaugies

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Brasserie de Blaugies
Ranked #609
Ranked #18,811
3.84 | pDev: 11.46%
Sep 10, 2023
May 04, 2002
Traditional Belgian ale brewed with fig juice.
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Rated: 4.08 by hopley from Massachusetts

Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 18, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Jun 18, 2023
Rated: 3.68 by Eman17 from Illinois

Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jan 26, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jan 07, 2023
Rated: 3.37 by eric5bellies from Australia

Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Jun 18, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Murky orange appearance with a full finger of white foam. Nose has the fig juice in a large way, surrounded by belgian yeast, light white pepper and flowers. Taste has considerable yeast with white pepper, pear, esters, and soft hay, fig juice slides in easily to be a main figure. Simpler feel with elevated belgian yeast driving, mild bitter and sweet textures here and there, airy.
Jun 11, 2022
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bright golden orange, ample foam and a halo of sudsy lace and lasting surface coverage.

Aroma has a light minerality, wet straw funk, and some figgy fruitiness.

Tart and effervescent, vinous fig note, soft wheat smoothness. Rustic and complex.

Medium bodied, ample carb, crisp acidity, smooth texture. Overall a nice saison.
Mar 04, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Hazy amber-orange appearance with a large, off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Yeasty aroma with hints of fruit, especially figs and pears. Vinous, complex taste. Besides the figs (subtle at first but stronger in the aftertaste) and other pitted fruit, getting some green apple poking through the sweetness. Fizzy carbonation produced a mouthfeel that was tart, dry, slightly sour and yeasty.
Feb 15, 2022
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Yields a clouded amber color with an utmost stable, big white head.

Smells of dried figs, smoky plum piths, wet grass and a note of Creme brûlée.

The beer’s mouthfeel is smooth despite its bubbly, stony carbonation, exhibiting a lighter bodied, refreshing and well balanced beer.

Tastes of spicy, floral yeast, lighter plums and a hint of honey. Turns a little sweeter then with its creamy, soft mouthfeel being highlighted by well accentuated layers of rock sugar and toffee. Finishes with an unforeseen noble hop dryness, creating an intriguing counterpart to the well balanced malt backbone in this.

This is versatile, balanced, refreshing and complex while maintaining a certain crispness, true to a great Saison.
Dec 26, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by minterro from California

Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by TinFang from California

4.72/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pricey but worth it.
Smell - some fig notes, definitely Belgian yeast, but restrained
Appearance - clear golden bronze, thin head that dissipates quickly, some traces of head linger til the last drop. Has glass appeal.
Feel - light and effervescent on the tounge.
Taste - what's so special is not the taste per se but the breadth of it. No real taste of fig but more of an extension of the farmhouse ale flavors in a additional dimension. Lightly sour, very delicious.

I just bought more of this. It's a curious brew in some ways. The name is Flemish, but the language on the label is largely French. It also states that the bottle should be stored on its side.
Aug 20, 2021
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Rated by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
7yo (2014) bottle...
Jul 12, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

May 28, 2021
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

Oct 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a cloudy, almost hazy, golden amber coloration with a small, frothy head. Smells of doughy malt and faint esetry yeast accents, as well as a subtle, sweet fig aroma. Taste is a decent balance of quite doughy malt, some light fruity and spice yeast esters, with hints of green apple and clove, grassy hay, a certain fig sweetness and a rather light, underlying tartness. Finishes with a light tartness and some green apple and grassy hay lingering in the aftertaste. Velvety mouthfeel with a light/medium body and carbonation.

While the fig juice is still rather noticeable in the nose, it is much less pronounced on the tongue, adding more of a general sweetness than a distinct fig flavor that somewhat overshadows the delicate yeast esters here, preventing them from coming into full bloom, especially in combination with the rich malt as well. While it never turns quite syrupy sweet thanks to a subtle tartness, this still feels a little one-dimensional and lacking in those vibrant yeast esters that I expect from the style. It's still a nice Saison, just a too sweet and kind of poorly balanced, while also suffering from a somewhat light and slightly watery body, although surprisingly still managing a nice, velvety mouthfeel.
Aug 23, 2020
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Reviewed by JudgeRoughneck from Louisiana

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
APP - crystal clear amber, significant sludge accumulated in inner bottle wall from being stored horizontally prior to purchase,

Aroma - fresh, toasty, bready, grass, spice, nut, and yes, light note of fig

FLAVOR -slightly sweet caramel malt against faintly sour character, kind of sweet and sour but very mellow on palate, balance is off-dry but not by much, no real hop flavor or bitterness

OVERALL -Certainly not fig flavored, very mellow and easy-drinking with slight nuance of fig, really not that complex, fairly clean for a farmhouse
Jul 15, 2020
Bière Darbyste from Brasserie de Blaugies
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