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:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 03-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
764
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
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17
Gots:
134
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16
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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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Photo of denver10
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oleg85
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This beer is sort of a cross between a highly hopped pilsner and a saison. You notice the yeasty/spice but also a lot of the grassy flavoring and such from a well made pilsner. Not quite what I was expecting but still very solid beer. A little disappointed by a HF.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the cold bottle, it pours yellow (possibly very slightly cloudy) with a large vibrant head. Multiple streams of bubbles come up from the bottom to keep it large. Nose is floral - I get no funk in my bad nose. Taste is sharp, with a mild hop bite that, as another reviewer noted, cleans the tongue. Yum!

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Photo of YvesB
2.73/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jtk21351
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Daniellobo
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of South2NW
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ristaccia
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eggaton
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Brasserie De Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise from Brasserie de Blaugies
3.98 out of 5 based on 764 ratings.
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