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3.92/5
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 03-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,259
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
794
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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19
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Photo of WunderLlama
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

caged and corked small bottle poured into a teku glass, good lacings

Three finger white meringue type solid foam cap. Crowns a golden yellow liquid with active carbonation. magnificent

aroma of cloves, tartness, yeastiness, apple cider-ish

taste is cloves, spiciness, saison yeasts, whiffs of pepper & nutmeg

light mouthfeel, dry finish

good beer

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Photo of teromous
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I don't see a bottle or import date. This is a review of a "375ml (12.7 fl. oz)" bottle at "6% alc/vol"

Appearance: The beer has a light gold color with tons of carbonation. It has a large white head that recedes to a decent medium size. It is a very hazy beer. Good head retention.

Aroma: As soon as the cork is popped there is a skunky aroma that fills the room. While pouring the beer that skunky aroma is even more present. Fortunately it seems to gas off a bit after the beer is poured, and it doesn't take long to do so. The beer has a bit of a floral aroma mixed with the aroma of wet cardboard and clove. The strongest aroma from the beer is clove. Every now and then while drinking the beer there is a retronasal skunk character but it is greatly suppressed by the other aromas. Unfortunately the beer constantly revisits that skunky character every time the beer is poured.

Taste: Up front there is a bit of a woody flavor with a strong herbal foundation. It tends to be very earthy but there is this slightly tart note, almost like a squeeze of lemon, that gives it levity. As the beer sits in the glass for a while it picks up a little bit of a nutmeg flavor which is interesting.

Mouthfeel: The beer is very dry and very highly carbonated. It has a light body that suits it well and it has a bitterness that leans towards being too aggressive.

Overall: Although there is a slightly harsh bitterness to the beer that accompanies the herbal flavor and a heavy carbonation level, it still manages to drink as a delicate beer thanks to the light body, dryness, and low-key flavors. The skunky character of the beer can be overcome by pouring once and letting the beer settle for a bit, but nonetheless it spoils an otherwise decent beer.

It's not a beer that i would wholeheartedly recommend but if you are in to Belgian beers then it is worth picking up, at least to try. I probably wouldn't buy it again but I am enjoying the delicate herbal and woody flavors this beer has to offer.

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Photo of npachl
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Too carbed, about died taking the cage off.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Icka31
3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of AGust82
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lic217
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stcules
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straw colored, a lot of a beautiful white and fluffy head. A bit of opalescence.
Pleasant and delicate smell, white flowers, camomile, a good saison yeast. Pepper. Dry.
Malty and cereal taste, again white flowers, and a good yeasty note. Pepper. Dry.
A bit of citric in the back. Peach. Good.
In the aftertaste a good spiciness, again pepper. Citrus fruits from american hops. A good amount of hop, and bitterness.
Dry finish.
Good.

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Photo of desint
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle
No date


A:
Opens with a bang and pours mostly bone-white head on a partially hazy, straw body. Huge soapy dollop of head. Too-good retention; sloppy, gloppy lacing. (4.25)

S:
A little citrus a little earthy stank intermingled. Vague skunkiness (or herbal hop character, or both), orange rind, weed, forest floor. (4.25)

T:
Hay, a little heft to the body (presumably the spelt), pepper, pizza dough, lightly floral. (4.25)

M:
Mediumish body with active carbonation a fluffy, quenching feel and a bone-dry finish. (4.5)

O:
Delicious saison.
It pours with a huge head that makes it a pain to pour (i dropped it .25). Very nice-looking, though. It has a funky, herbal, stanky smell that is a great blend of yeasty spice and the piney/citrus ghost of the Amarillo hops. The flavor follows suit and on the whole I feel like this one ticks about every box I have for what I like in a saison. It is a cohesive beer as far as the flavor. Just generally well put-together, refreshing and enjoyable.
(4.5)

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abrodsky
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisG523
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paleoplant
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wedge
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy sunny yellow with a tall, rocky off-white head that slowly deflates. Lovely aromatic spicy hop smells...hay, grassy herbs, faint honey, and pale grain. Spicy hay, leafy hops, dried apricot, grain, subtle yeast, minerals. Medium-light, frothy, and quite dry. Quite the tasty classic Saison.

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Photo of von_kaiser
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stealth862
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skitaos
3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Afeo
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serious head on this one even with a slow pour. Aroma was wheat, kind of earthy, rustic for sure. Flavor had some hoppiness but mostly rustic saison flavors. Easily identifiable as Belgian.

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Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 794 ratings