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Brasserie de Blaugies
BDB (Blonde De Blaugies)

BDB
(Blonde De Blaugies)

Corked and caged 375 mL bottle. A lot of visible yeast sediment in the bottle. The orange cap of the cage has U2-06:22 dot-matrixed on it. This seems to be a relatively new beer, maybe from the middle of 2023? A hazed orange pour -  as I said there is a LOT of yeast here, and even with a careful pour a decent amounts gets into the first pour. Head is sufficient, a thin film left, lace minimal. Nose is a lovely, fruity bread with some light funk. The mouthfeel is where this beer begins to come...

La Moneuse Triple X 30 Ans

La Moneuse
Triple X 30 Ans

750 mL corked and caged from Etre Gourmet. Red cap on the cage has dot-matrixed "U2 02:22 TRIPLE X". Presumably brewed for the 30th anniversary which seems to have been in 2019, so this is a four to five year old beer. Pop on opening is impressive, good gun smoke too. Pour is a hazed, honey-orange color body with a high white, tightly formed head. Fine sized bubbles, retention and lace good considering the ABV. Nose is quite estery, yeasty and fruity and doesn't give up the alcohol that I was...

Blaugies Saison D’Epeautre

Blaugies Saison D’Epeautre

750 mL, corked and caged green bottle. Pops with pleasing vigor. Hazed, light butterscotch body. Huge head, but lacing and retention only slightly above average when considering the initial foam; likely because the foam was so wispy and light. Nose offers light bread, not a great deal else. Any funk and spice comes in upfront, and to be honest there is not a lot of it. The beer backs away pretty quickly, and becomes an easy drinking, smooth, sweetish, light fruit experience. Oddly, in contrast...

Blaugies la Vermontoise

Blaugies la Vermontoise

375 mL, corked and caged green bottle. Imported form Belgium. Light golden, hazed lemon colored body with a very nice, aggressive fizz on the pour. Not surprising, as it opened with a delightful, fierce pop. Nose has light acidity and some wheat notes. Perhaps a touch of lemon, but that may be just a trick that the color and the appearance are playing on the senses. The tastes start by carrying through those initial citrus notes, and there is plenty of bitterness here as well. The bitter...

La Moneuse

La Moneuse

375 mL, corked and caged affair. The classic heavy, green, dimpled bottom glass. Pour gives an excellent head that becomes more modest quite quickly on standing. Not much lace. Mid to darkish orange, lightly hazed pour. It looks like a beer with real depth. Nose takes a while to open up with temperature. When it does it give a generic bread note, but also toasted malt that’s although similar to the bread, is quite distinct. Almost a wheat, cereal note. Weetabix anyone? Mouthfeel is lively....

La Moneuse Spéciale Noël

La Moneuse Spéciale Noël

Updated notes 04/15/2022 This is the bottle that is pictured, same presentation as the original notes. Close to 100% sure that Special Winter Ale is the same as “Spéciale Noël“. The high carbonation of this beer remains a feature, even seventeen years later. The beer has plenty of Belgian yeast character, and gives a lovely, extremely light hop touch underneath the typically Belgian candy and light spice. When I say that, it’s all very muted in terms of many similar beers, and the finish is...