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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:
#7,792
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
804
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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18
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Ratings: 804 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of Holderness
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Look: Pours a pillowy off-white head with a yellow-gold body. Murky. Big finger of head retained throughout my first pour.
Smell: Fresh cut, wet grass. Earthy citrus notes--preserved lemon rind. Slight clove but it's not overwhelming. Don't pick up the peppercorns a lot of people are detecting. Musty basement smell but it is still inviting.
Taste: Lemongrass/floral notes. slight yeast notes. inviting citrus that is ultimately restrained. Slightest black pepper/alcohol burn on the finish.
Feel: Medium bodied, thin finish.
Overall: An excellent and reasonably priced bomber. Would definitely seek out again.

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle, no date.

Cork is removed easily with a loud "pop." This beer should be poured gently, as mine had a massive head and my initial pour was almost all foam. After a few minutes of letting it settle out, I'm left with a slightly hazy, deep gold colored beer with a gigantic rocky head that rises well above the rim of the glass. Patchy lacing on the glass as the beer goes down.

Big aromas of lemon, peppercorn, clove, and mild peach/apricot. The flavor is more of the same and really brings out the complex fruit/spice combo. Reminds me of a lemon pepper seasoning that I use on fish occasionally.

Dry finish but feels a little thin in body. Very soft and rounded. Overall, a quality saison from two breweries who know what the hell they're doing.

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

Photo of xtonytx
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A hazy bright yellow-golden color with a thick and dense white head. The aroma was floral with some lemon and peppercorns, classic to me. The taste diverged slightly with more bitterness than expected but not overwhelming. A nice mix of pepper, lemon, grass, and subtle funk. Bright carbonation per the style. Outstanding.

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Photo of steverx8
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheWolf
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice saison. Over carbonated.

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

Golden color with a 5F head - a bit overwhelming, it took a while to resolve in the Tulip glass.

Nice aroma: floral, fruit.

Wonderful MF for the style, not too carbonated- almost like a champagne MF American Saisons are often too carbonated and too bitter.

Excellent fruity- not overdone taste.

Very enjoyable finish:dry, crisp, not too bitter.

There’s no edge on this beer. Unlike a of American Saisons, this one is smooth in comparison. It’s understated. The Belgian-American collab worked well.with Amarillo hops an American twist.

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Photo of chriswjr
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 804 ratings