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

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

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 301   ABV: 10.03%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley wine made with 20% rye, 80% malted barley, aged in rum barrels. Made for the "Un Mare di Birra" beer cruise.


wedgie9's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2014
2011 Vintage
Tasted on 4/30/14 from a swing-top 330mL bottle purchased at Bruisin’ Ales. Pours clear, dark mahogany with no head, but some thin bubbly lace that quickly disappears. Beers like this are always hard for me to judge. If it were classified as a Sour or Wild Ale, I would rate it much higher, but being classified as a Barley Wine I am pretty sure that it is just infected. The nose is tart and sour ala an oud bruin, but with a ton more sweet caramel and vanilla rum aroma. The flavor is the same, very sour with the same caramel, toffee, and vanilla barrel-aged barley wine from the nose. The body is full and tannic with zero carbonation and a long sour and sweet oak finish.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
BFM swing top versus Terrapin bomber, both from 2011. BFM pours a much darker brown, Terrapin a copper, both with minimal to no head or lacing. Aroma on the BFM is more intense, some roast and dark fruit, hint of vanilla. BFM has some sour notes on the tongue, acetic tartness, Terrapin is much more toward the barley wine, big caramel and vanilla. Terrapin is smoother, BFM is more complex. Definitely a cool beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a snifter. A: Pours a dark brown muddy cloudy color with a minimal yellow head. No retention neither lacings S: Very tart and fruity. Grapes, wood, caramel malts and vinegar. Rhum and alcohol in the end T: Follows the nose. A tart and acid beer. Quite fruity too. Grapes, candy sugar, oak, rhum, malt and yeasts. Upfront is mild sweet, in overall, acid and dry in the mouth M: Heavy body, molasses. Very low carbonation O: Very tasty and drinkable beer. As mention before by other reviewers, this beer is much closer to a Wild/Sour than to a Barley Wine. It reminded me their BFM "Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (Aged In Rhum Barrels)". By the way, a beer for real men, sissies won’t like it [ BA Review @ 4/8/2012 ]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AbouAli (25) - Genève, SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2014
En bouteille 33 cl Genre Barleywine ? Nez caramel et porto Amertume agréable avec un corps léger Acidité améliore le rendu et fait de cette bière quelque chose de très buvable Légère touche boisée

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OneHotPepper (58) - - SEP 27, 2014
Smells of a Belgium strong, but tastes like a sour. Considered a barleywine. Pours light and clear. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Swing top. No *pop* of carbonation upon opening. Pours a headless deep brownish-red body. Nose of barleywine, sweet red licorice, and new shoe leather coated with beeswax. Flavour of a merlot doused with watered-down lemon pulp and black cherry pits. Astonding how the thin flavour doesn’t play to the more robust aroma. I can see why others were disappointed with this collaboration brewery’s bottle - while I’m interested in what Terrapin has to offer. Thanks Alessandro for the offering. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"So drastically different than the Terrapin bourbon version as to bear no resemblance to that beer. this came in a flip top bottle, and there being no pop upon opening, it was flat as expected. Too bad, because other than having zero head and a flat feel, it was really nice. Taking on more wild character from the rum barrels than expected, it was more like a wild or sour blens than anything resembling a barlwyine. Fruity, sweet, alcoholic and tart. Would have been a 4+ had it not been flat."

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Danyel (849) - Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2011 Swing top Bottle. Pours hazy brown with no head. Aroma is strong of coconut, rum, oak, raisins, figs. Taste is very figs, blackberry, extremely flat- absolutely no carbonation, medium bodied, a touch of sourness on the back. Good flavor but it’s so flat...and bit stomach acidy....

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1022) - Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Cloudy red with no foam. Tart cherry aroma. Little carbonation. Sour wood, dank with deep fruits. Rum barrel hides in the background. Too wild for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lukaduke (2243) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a murky dull sienna color with a trace of eggshell film. Nose is composty with ketchup, mustard and barbecue notes mingling with a stale caramel sweetness a hint of vinegar and more rubbish on a warm day. Not very inviting... but actually the palate has less rubbish notes and more sour fruit and rotten apple, moldy cherries, underlying sweetness, weird condiment vinegar late palate... interesting but not really my thing.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
(bottle - 330 ml flip top - 2011 vintage) Copper pour with no head. Sour and vinegar aroma. Sour and vinegar in the flavor with a sickly sweet aftertaste. Had to dump it. Something clearly went wrong with it. But what kind of a barley wine turns after not even 3 full years? Major disappointment.


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