Seems it is the month for new beers as we now present the newest beer from farmhouse maters, Brasserie de Blaugies. The BDB (Blonde de Blaugies) was released earlier this year and we were lucky enough to time our shipment to get an early taste of this new beer.
We all like to put beers firmly in style boxes, but I’m really struggling to do so with this beer. It is a mix of Belgian Strong Golden Ale, a hint of Tripel and Farmhouse Saison, and while it makes it hard to tick that style box it is a beer I really like.
It pours a hazy kind of straw colour with a pillowy white head (as you’d expect on a saison). And the aromas emitted from the glass are enticing. Of course, you have some of the farmhouse character from Blaugies, along with fruit and spice.
Pear, apple and a little banana give an early fruit sweetness. A grainy malt body with a floral and spicy hop bitterness. There is a little farmhouse funk but not as obvious in the taste as it is in the aroma. Well carbonated with a really lively body allows the taste to dance across your tongue.
It is beautifully balanced, with everything working together for a great tasting beer that leaves a pleasant tingling bitterness and a dryness that invites the next sip.