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BFM / Terrapin Spike & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante (Collaboration Ale)

Formerly brewed at BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 301   ABV: 10.03%
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Barley wine made with 20% rye, 80% malted barley, aged in rum barrels. Made for the "Un Mare di Birra" beer cruise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2012
33cl swing top, thanks Rémi for hauling it from Switzerland. Cuivrée, col beige fin disparaissant vite et ne laissant que qcq fines bulles disparates. Arôme garde ce bouquet typique de BFM de la série St Bon Chien, un funk et une aigreur se font noter mais le tout est accompagné par une certaine douceur de fruits noirs et malt. Note aussi un léger côté boisé avec le rhum qui reste en retrait. Palais est ici aussi plus à l’avantage de la signature BFM, le tout restant aigre-doux pour une effervescence faible. Pointe d’épice, fruits noirs, le tout est assez huileux avec le boisé qui reste moyen rajoutant une fine pointe d’épice. Seigle est également discret ne contribuant pas plus que cela au profil de cette bière. Au final, bière bizarre qui pour moi essaie de mélanger deux style; barley wine et sour sans vraiment convaincre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2807) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
I’ve had this beer twice now thanks to Darrell and Michael. The beer appears murky and dark brown / ruby in color. The head is nonexistent. The beer appears still. The aroma offers booze, wood, sour cherries, malt, yeast,a bit of funk. I like the flavor. Complex and tasty, with sour, funky cherries and oak leading the charge. A nice mix of sweet and sour. Light in body and devoid of carbonation, though it fits this beer pretty well. Tannic in nature with a bit of a sharp, harsh alcohol burn in the throat at the conclusion of every sip. Still, overall, this was intriguing and enjoyable, albeit in small quantities. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-12-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2557) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Gift from SJ. A full bodied barley wine with notes of wood tart / sour and caramel. A sharp vinegaress bite at the end. Odd, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Pours a flat ruby brown. Smell is subtle sour fruit, wood. Taste is initially sweet fruit with sour/tart hitting the palate quickly after, boozy oak in the finish. Full body, no carbonation, very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2981) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2012
It poured a cloudy ruby color with no head. The aroma was slightly sour with notes of fruit and some wood. The taste was slightly sour with notes of fruit, wood, rum and a hint of hops. The alcohol was very well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HopTsing (448) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
From the bottle poured a dark amber brew with a thin white head. Sweet fruity aroma.Medium full bodied with flavor that is both sweet and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Marked 2011. Muddy apple cider color with no head (barrel aged) / Fruity, woody nose of apple and spice / Medium body, soft with carbonation mostly gone, woody and astringent, some sweetness, fruit fading, decent balance and hot finish / Muted, old flavor of oak, baked apple, baking spice, oak, and a hint of rum / Pleasant but mostly dull of flavor with an overly pronounced wood presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle 330 ml 2011
Aroma front alcoholic, aromatic with notes of plum, vinous with hint of spice and molasses. 7+
Appearance poured murky brown with lighter top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : slightly tart, alcoholic, hint of spice. Low carbonation. Chewy texture. Notes of tart cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle courtesy of fiulijn. Very hazy/cloudy pour on a ruddy amber pour. A thin and fast-fading white head. The nose is very vineous and peppery. Black pepper and some intensely aromatic barrel character. A little bit of barrel character. Vanilla and some spice along with a bright lactic sort of spiciness and a touch of clove. Some soft tartness and a bit of acetic cherry flavour. Soft and fruity with some nice cinnamon and spice. A little bit of light fruit and tartness. Bright and cherryish character with a lingering light funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bomber (not the same as pictured)---> tulip, Pours dark ruby amber with zero head. Aroma is very roasty, boozy, with a hint of red wine. Taste is roasted honey with a tad bit of non-offensive booze. Palate is kind of syrupy with no carbonation. Highly enjoyable beer.

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