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

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Brasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La VermontoiseBrasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Blaugies
Belgium
brasseriedeblaugies.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 03-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
758
Reviews:
123
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
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17
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Photo of timmy2b
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very carbonated. Poured a golden color. Very light scent of lemon, but kind of bland. Very dry taste with a champagne feel from the carbonation. Mild flavor, but pretty drinkable.

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Photo of zimm421
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An excitable pour, lively carbonation, fluffy cap, some minuscule yeast clumps. Aroma is rather flat, just a littlr soft hay and hop vine. Taste was also somewhat bland, strong yeast accent, lacks the bouncy farmhouse flavors you find in many saisons, and the hop bite at the end doesn't improve the profile.

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Photo of joandrade
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light on the barnyard funk on the nose with hay or straw coming through lightly. clean and crisp. slightest bitterness on the finish. hints of lemon. good color. great saison. drinkable for days

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mongrel
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dry and lemony. Surprisingly clean, just a hint of musty barnyard. Pilsner-like noble hop presence, both on the nose and palate. Not terribly complex, just really well constructed and tasty.

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Photo of TonyTwins
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbertsch
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of micropale
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coorsy
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle

Pours hazy golden yellow with a dense creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like apricot, lemon, white grapefruit, orange citrus, banana, clove, peppery spice, mild vanilla, funky hay, some grainy spelt, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like apricot, lemon, white grapefruit, orange citrus, banana, clove, peppercorn spice, mild vanilla, some funky hay, grainy spelt, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice and clean tasting saison.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mnj21655
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale gold in color, lightly hazy, two plus fingers of long lasting rocky white head that leaves behind lots of lacing. Aroma is lightly grainy, peppery, a bit lemony, and has a light hay note that comes through more as it warms. Taste hits the same notes with a dry, moderately bitter finish. Medium-light body with effervescent carbonation. Overall I very much enjoyed this beer, it's super tasty and hits the perfect notes for a saison.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/straw color with a 2 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, pear, apple, white grape, citrus zest/peels, peppercorn, herbal, grass, hay, straw, musty funk, wheat, cracker, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, citrus hops, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, tangerine, pear, apple, white grape, citrus zest/peels, peppercorn, herbal, grass, hay, straw, musty funk, wheat, cracker, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Large amount of yeast spiciness and light-moderate herbal/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, pear, apple, white grape, citrus zest/peels, peppercorn, herbal, grass, hay, straw, funk, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, citrus hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance; and zero astringent flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, clean, dry, and fairly grainy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. A bit prickly/foamy, but not overwhelming. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an awesome saison! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, citrus hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Awesome yeast complexity with complementing hop flavors; and a solid malt backbone. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of kevinpd58
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

750 ml bottle in an oversized wine glass

A: huge, rocky, four finger head (this is one of the most heady beers i've had in ages), i tried to pour this as gingerly as possible but to no avail it seems, a very light hazy, straw gold color, this beer has very strong head retention, the lacing is a bit ugly and soapy
S: strong earthy and pilsner malt notes (though the pilsner malt is one of the first things to fade), with a yeasty character bringing up the rear with some lemon and a touch of pepper (it almost has a wit, sensibility which i suppose is coming from the spelt), the beer has a very crisp aroma, I like the earthiness of the spelt, unfortunately it dies down a bit as the beer sits, leaving a more general, wit aroma
T: immediately dry and grainy, with a very subtle sweetness following after, a touch of astringency is present here, in a lot of ways this taste like a less, flowery, more earthy wit (the spelt again I would assume), there are also some moderate peppery notes here and a bit of lemon, though overall I would not call this a fruity beer in the least. I feel that it could benefit from a touch of sweetness and a touch of dankness, maybe some more pilsner malt and some noble hops,
M: exceptionally dry
O: There are things about this beer that really flip my switch in a big way (the nose suggests that allusion to the older ways of producing farmhouse beers) but they are not quite here in a big enough way, that being said, this in no way smacks of being a more modern or contemporary beer, but this beer is not amazing, it is pleasant and it is rustic at points (which as before I noted I love) but it is not incredible. I have not had any prior beers from either Hill Farmstead or Blaguies, and will seek them out in the future, but I can only hope this is not the best they have to offer, I would avoid this if; like me, this would be your first Hill Farmstead-(ish) beer and just hold out until you can actually but the real stuff, it's not bad, it's just kinda mehh

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwkdmk
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TechTriumph
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured to a Duvel glass.

Once I opened the bottle, the amount of carbonation sent the cork way far and it created tons of foam in the beer.

A: The body is yellow cristalline with just a bit of haziness. The head is giant, having a tremendous retention and leaving tons of lacing. A bit less of carbonation would help this beer, apperance-wise because the head is actually too big.
S: The aroma has some citric tones of tangerine, sweet malts and some acidic tones which I can't identify where they come from.
T: The taste is very interesting has all characteristics are very balanced. The sweetness of the malts and tangerine are present in the beginning, it appears to have some salty profile that disappears with tangerine acidic and hops bitter profiles. It's interesting to drink this beer because it tastes somewhere between a brett lambic and a belgian strong pale ale. It's like a mix in between.
M: The mouthfeel is interesting because, as said previously, there's some acidity to this beer that resembles a soft lambic but there's a bit of bitterness getting closer to a regular pale belgian ale.
O: It's my first Blaugies beer and my first Hill Farmstead beer as well. I actually wanted this because of HF and I'm really happy with it. Actually, for the price, it might be one of the best beers ever for this style.

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