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Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Barley Wine
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (304) - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HellesBunny666 (77) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Caramel, vanilla, woodsy smells. Tart sour taste, kinda flat carbonation. Sour berries, caramel, hints of vanilla, rum, yeast, funky. Dark and cloudy color. Weird, not a favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Aromas of caramel and faint vanilla, tart green apple and tart cherry, and burnt sugar. Murky light brown, raw cider-like, no head. Dry, sour, funky, with some astringent herbaceous notes as well as tart berry and cherry fruit, light maltiness. Light bodied, sharp, sour. Not much of a barleywine, but an interesting beer for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Small bottle in a tasting glass. Pours deep amber with a small head. Aroma of tartness, light toffee and caramel from the malts, light oak, and hints of oak and notes of rum. Flavor the same. Average texture. An interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2013
No head, the nose is much more like an oude bruin, than a barley wine. Fairly tart with wood, cherries, green apples. The mouth shows low carbonation with modest amount of tartness, lots of dark cherries and apples. Well balanced and alcohol extremely well hidden. Lingering oaky finish. Nice. I can’t understand why the ratings for this are so low.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (514) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Brewed 2011. Pours a viscous murky red brown with no head. Aroma is of sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, vanilla and cask, yeast with some fruity alcohol esters. Taste the same as aroma with some mild bitterness. Palate is a full body, viscous and smooth and mild stickiness mouth feel, mild carbonation. Finishes with a combination of sweet caramel malt, yeast and mild tartness, toffee, some vanilla and woody cask flavor, dark fruit and mild dry sweet alcohol and bitter ending. A bit on the tart side. Overall an easy on the palate barley wine style brew, very drinkable an fairly good brew.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2013
The 33cl swing top bottle pours with a murky red tanned leather looking body that supports a minimal tan ring of foam. The aroma comes across initially as prunes and brown sugar and quickly gets into tart wild yeast and red wine with murmurs of spicy oak in the background. The taste is on the thin side and delivers tart yeast infection (or maybe re-label and triple the price and sell it as a sour) with mild rum booze mixing with red wine and then some big of spicy oak. This is not going all that well.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (11898) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Fliptop bottled 330ml@VWPBF Murky brown color, not much head. Toffee, chocolate and glue in the nose. Tart, woody, some toffee, intensionally tart? Not very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 13, 2013
Tap at Craft Heads. Dark red brown, not much head. Small golden bubbles. Low carbonation. Aroma is lots of alcohol, bit of spice and smoke, quite a kick, fruity too. Taste is great, nice sourness, fruity, get the rum sweetness, really interesting. Lovely. Strawberry, maybe. Oud bruin like. Well nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Flip top , muddy orange crimson color, sour rum and cherry aroma, flavor is muddy sour fruit, bitter rum , weak finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Flip top bottle. Poured a brownish color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, fruity and some woody / earithiness. Had a nice tart / sour finish. If I had this blind, would have guessed a sour.


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