Thursday, November 28, 2013

Brasserie de Blaugies Darbyste

The Brasserie de Blaugies is in Dour, Belgium. This is a tiny micro brewery working out of the garage of a pair of Belgian school teachers. This is a bottle conditioned ale brewed with fig juice and is 5.8% ABV. According to the bottle it is “A traditional style ale named for John Darby – preacher of temperance whose parishioners  were oddly moved by a “soft drink” they insisted was just fig juice.” 

The beer pours orange amber in color with just a touch of haze. There is a very tall, thick, foaming head that is off-white in color. The aroma is yeasty, floral, hints of clove, tartness tempered by the sweet, earthy, fig notes. The taste is the perfectly balanced meld of all the notes of the aroma, floral, earthy, fig, tart, woody, herbal, yeasty. It finishes dry, tart and fig-sweet all at once. It has a full, fine, bottle-conditioned carbonation. This beer is exquisitely balanced in every way.

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