Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Day 272 Drink: Blaugies Biere Darbyste
This brew arrived as part of the current Rare Beer of the Month Club offering. Brasserie de Blaugies is a husband, wife and son team of brewers. Darbyste is named for the Rev. John Darby, a temperance leader, whose church members were often seen consuming a fig juice mixture that some suspected might not be fruit juice.
Blaugies Biere Darbyste is an ale brewed with fig juice. The 5.8 percent alcohol by volume beer pours an orange amber color with a thick tall foam head. The flavor is tart in the opening, but quickly goes to a Champagne-like slightly dry finish. The fig is only slightly present in the finish.